Peter Fonda created a furor after tweeting vile threats against 12-year-old Barron Trump and members of the Trump administration over the border separation policy. Now, Sony Pictures, who is releasing a new movie with Fonda in it, is weighing in.
Fonda tweeted that “we should rip Barron from his mother’s arms” and “put him in a cage with pedophiles.”
Fonda has since deleted the vile tweets.
The Secret Service was notified about the threats.
From Daily Caller:
After the threat against the president’s son, spokeswoman for the first lady Stephanie Grisham told The Daily Caller that the Secret Service has been “notified” of the tweet.
Fonda has also tweeted advocating the public caging and rape of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. The vulgar tweet said Nielsen should be “pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passersby while being filmed for posterity.”
Fonda also said that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders should have her children ripped from her as well.
After the Secret Service was notified, then Fonda apologized.
From Daily Wire:
“I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television,” reads the statement from his rep, Monique Moss. “Like many Americans, I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far. It was wrong and I should not have done it. I immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused.”
He ‘immediately regretted it’ but left it up and continued on his tirade against others. Sounds like he only apologized because he’s now being looked at by the Secret Service.
Sony has now released an official statement about Fonda’s disturbing remarks.
From Daily Caller:
Sony Pictures Classics, which will be releasing a movie co-starring Fonda in a matter of days, said in a statement sent to The Daily Caller that Fonda’s comments were “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous” and that “we condemn them completely.” The statement goes on to explain that Fonda has only a “minor role” in the film and the studio will not be pulling it in fairness to the other actors in the ensemble cast. Sony’s full statement:
“Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely. It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film. To pull or alter this film at this point would unfairly penalize the filmmaker Shana Feste’s accomplishment, the many actors, crew members and other creative talent that worked hard on the project. We plan to open the film as scheduled this weekend, in a limited release of five theaters.”
But despite their condemnation of Fonda, it’s not clear that he will receive any punishment for his actions from Hollywood.
But doubtless the Secret Service will have more than a few things to say to him.