Jane Fonda Makes Headlines Blasting QVC For Cancelling Her Appearance

We were out all Saturday and didn’t get home until 10 p.m., to find out that one of the biggest stories this year about QVC had already broken, making headlines across the country.

Actress and former anti-Vietnam war crusader Jane Fonda was scheduled to appear on the home shopping network to promote her new book.

But QVC apparently bowed to right-wing pressure and cancelled her appearance, according to the actress and fitness maven. Fonda did not take the matter lying down. She posted an angry blog about what happened, which was picked up by the press.

I was to have been on QVC today to introduce my book, “Prime Time,” about aging and the life cycle. The network said they got a lot of calls yesterday criticizing me for my opposition to the Vietnam War and threatening to boycott the show if I was allowed to appear.

I am, to say the least, deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure by some well funded and organized political extremist groups. And that they did it without talking to me first. I have never shied away from talking about this as I have nothing to hide.

I could have pointed out that threats of boycotts are nothing new for me and have never prevented me from having best selling books and exercise DVDs, films, and a Broadway play. Most people don’t buy into the far right lies. Many people have reached out to express how excited they were about my going onto QVC and hearing about my book.

Bottom line, this has gone on far too long, this spreading of lies about me! None of it is true. NONE OF IT! I love my country. I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us. I do not understand what the far right stands to gain by continuing with these myths.

In this case, they denied a lot of people the chance to hear about a book that can help make life better, easier and more fulfilling.

I am deeply grateful for all of the support I have been getting since this happened, including from my Vietnam Veterans friends.

Frankly, we think Fonda has apologized for her disgraceful action during the war, and people should let it rest: Unless, as the Bible says, they are without sin. Then they can feel free to cast the first stone.

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15 Responses to “Jane Fonda Makes Headlines Blasting QVC For Cancelling Her Appearance”

  1. Wayne Says:

    Jane Fonda was more than an anti-Vietnam War activist, she was anti-American & anti-military doing it. I’m not a right wing idealogue or left wing idealogue but she should have been put in prison for treason for her actions. The Q doesn’t want to lose any customers as well as millions of viewers so they did the right thing. FWIW, you can say all you want about the bed-ins back in 69 by John & Yoko but they made more sense & weren’t as crazy over 40 years later.

  2. StefF Says:

    you go Jane! even the vets forgave Jane and Jane saw her ways and tried to fix them; she is an EXEMPLARY human being and EXEMPLARY in her current life. i really like her and think she is a smart woman

    never liked QVC anyway…….will not boycott them!

    i do love Bob Mackie though :))

    boooooooooo QVC……..boo!

  3. StefF Says:

    oops, I WILL boycott QVC

    but I DO love Bob Mackie :)))

  4. Deb Says:

    It’s been 40 years – enough already! QVC had no problem with Suzanne Somers spewing her medical quackery. At least Jane has always based her health advice on sensible and proven methods – like exercise and healthy eating!

  5. Kelly C. Says:

    Suzanne Somers was NEVER on QVC she used to hawk her wares at HSN and now ShopNBC.

  6. Joyce VandenBerg Says:

    Get your facts straight! Suzanne Somers was NEVER on QVC! It was HSN.

  7. Millie Says:

    As the wife of a Vietnam vet I can assure you that he has never forgotten what she did. She has continued her anti-patriotic and anti-military stance over all these years. And yay to QVC for caring enough about their shoppers to listen.

  8. StefF Says:

    amen Deb!

  9. Peaches B. Says:

    Good grief what on earth could Jane Fonda possibly have to say about anything. She and the rest of Hollywood are SO yesterday!! YEA QVC!!!!!!!

  10. Glen Fruendt Says:

    All Jane cares about is Jane
    Jane stated the following:
    “I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us ”
    Really,either she has a short memory, or She just lies.

    Disabled Vietnam vet,
    Glen Fruendt

  11. Cimdy weber Says:

    I agree with QVC’s decision… Jane Fonda fanned the flames and likely cost some American soldiers their lives. .. QVC made a *choice* as did she. She has to live with her actions. The passage of time doesn’t negate what she did!
    (below from Wikipedia)
    “Fonda visited Hanoi in July 1972. Among other statements, she repeated the North Vietnamese claim that the United States had been deliberately targeting the dike system along the Red River stating that “I believe in my heart, profoundly, that the dikes are being bombed on purpose.” Columnist Joseph Kraft, who was also touring North Vietnam, believed that the damage to the dikes was incidental and was being used as propaganda by Hanoi, and that if the U.S. Air Force were “truly going after the dikes, it would do so in a methodical, not a harum-scarum way”.[29]

    In North Vietnam, Fonda was photographed seated on an anti-aircraft battery.[30] In her 2005 autobiography, she writes that she was manipulated into sitting on the battery. Later she claimed to have been horrified at the implications of the pictures and stated that she regretted the pictures. During her trip, Fonda also made ten radio broadcasts in which she denounced American political and military leaders as “war criminals”. Fonda has defended her decision to travel to North Vietnam and her radio broadcasts.[31][32]

    During this visit she also visited American prisoners of war (POWs), and brought back messages from them to their families. When cases of torture began to emerge among POWs returning to the United States, Fonda called the returning POWs “hypocrites and liars”. She added, “These were not men who had been tortured. These were not men who had been starved. These were not men who had been brainwashed.”[33] On the subject of torture in general, Fonda told The New York Times in 1973, “I’m quite sure that there were incidents of torture … but the pilots who were saying it was the policy of the Vietnamese and that it was systematic, I believe that’s a lie.”[34] Fonda further stated that the POWs were “military careerists and professional killers” who are “trying to make themselves look self-righteous, but they are war criminals according to the law”.[32]”

  12. truth Says:

    Jane Fonder was not a crusader – she was a traitor.

    Picture this: American POWs in a line. Jane Fonder, after speaking to the Viet Cong captain of the POW hell hole, walks the line. A few of the POWs give Jane a small slip of paper with their Social Security number on it. They ask her to give it to the the U.S. authorities, presumably so that the government will know that they are alive. Jane talks each of the slips of paper, and then walks right up to the Viet Cong and hands him the papers, right in front of the POWs.

    Just one of many, many horrific stories that come from the Jane Fonda playbook.

  13. Scottgirl Says:

    The vets have not forgiven her. My dad and his friends never have. What vets do you know who have? Or did you just read this somewhere? I insulted by Jane saying that it was a political group. She really needs to give credit to people who act on their own without a group.

  14. db Says:

    I disagree with QVC’s decision, after all Fonda’s past is hardly a secret, no? Speaking of which, it’s fascinating that people are still so enraged by her stance decades later. Talk about displacement!

  15. MaryAnn Says:

    If it looks like a traitor and quacks like a traitor, it’s a traitor! This is a a slap in the face to all Vietnam veterans & their families. We will NEVER forget! Shame on Evine!!! 😡

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