Jane Fonda tells sad story about being a celebrity

Jane Fonda has cried foul about the hardships of being a celebrity.
Jane Fonda has spoken out.

She’s beloved around the world for her iconic roles over the years, but Jane Fonda has ruffled more than a few feathers with her latest comments about the hard life of a celebrity.

The actress was appearing on American talk show Real Time with Bill Maher where she blasted President Donald Trump and spoke about how it’s not always easy being a world-famous millionaire celeb.

Referring to Trump as “the predator-in-chief”, she slammed his tactics as a leader and accused him of trying to “divide and conquer” America.

Later, she went on to talk about how difficult she has found it in the past to speak out about issues she cares about.

She said she’s repeatedly been told to “shut up” over the last 50 years just “because I was celebrity”.

“But what celebrities can do is that they can bring attention to things that wouldn’t normally get attention,” she added.

Her comments have raised a bit of a sore point for many, who see celebrities as sticking their nose where it doesn’t concern them.

While many admire and appreciate the work famous faces do to raise awareness for issues around the world, others have complained about them trying to push an agenda.

Lately, a lot of celebs have been speaking out against Donald Trump as well as plenty of other issues like the ongoing trouble in the Middle East.

Instead of receiving praise though, many have been criticised, with some asking: what do they know about it anyway?

While it’s surely a good thing for celebrities to use their platform to help where they can, it seems some would rather they just stuck to their day job.

It’s not the fist time Fonda has been caught up like this either. Many will remember her controversial visit to Vietnam in the 70s, when she was criticised for her outspoken opposition to the war.

Do you think celebs should use their fame to speak out on issues like this? Or should they just stay out of it?

  1. ted partridge  

    once an actor.always an actor .just how i s celebrity defined or is it in their own minds only

  2. David  

    I think Jane Fonda as an individual is entitled both to have and express an opinion. Should I believe that opinion simply because she is rich and famous? Definitely not! Celebrities can help to bring an issue to the attention of the public, which is generally the role they are asked to perform and that is a valid role

  3. Rob  

    Fonda was not only outspoken about the Vietnam war, and being outspoken is her right, but she colluded by aiding and abetting the North Vietnamese regime against her own country men and women and to the detriment of their health by lying about their torture, starvation and poor health inflicted on them by their captors in the prison known as the Hanoi Hilton. She is and will always be a treasonous cow in my book and should have been charged and I have no time for her.

    Generally though,as far as celebs speaking about politics is concerned, why do we listen to them. They live in a fairytale and have no qualifications and have no idea how normal people live.

    • Carolyn Watson  

      hear,hear to your comments on “Hanoi” Jane

    • Vivian  

      You are aware that, outside of the anti-aircraft photograph, all of the other ‘Hanoi Jane’ stories were proven false, right? She only met seven POWs, and several corroborated that all the stories were untrue. Also, Fonda’s own recollection of events clears it up fairly well, as dates and events do, in fact, line up. She feels incredibly guilty about the photograph, but she was asked climb aboard the gun and sing a song written by South Vietnamese protestors, and she got carried away without actually thinking.

      Basically, she was an idiot, not a traitor.

  4. pat  

    Who could bear to listen to her complaints when she will never be forgotten for her traitorous act during the Vietnam war! She was directly responsible for the terrible torture of an American serviceman who was a prisoner of her friends the Communist North Vietnamese who were our enemy at that time.
    No matter what you think of that useless conflict you don’t betray your country or the men who had no choice but to be there.
    You were and, I believe, a spoiled brat.

  5. Trevor Shelley  

    This woman should not see the light of day. Its very easy to make light of her visit to North Vietnam but she actually betrayed her countrymen in front of them while she was there causing ongoing beatings. This woman was not just stating her opposition, she was committing an act of open treason against her own country. Kerry Anne Kennealy once in interviewed her on Television and put it to her …she wilted and left like the coward she is.

  6. brian1940  

    Jane Fonda.
    Was and still is a traitor, her father Henry Fonda refused to speak to her for years until he was on his death bed. Jane Fonda should have been charged with treason and spent at least 30 yrs in jail.

  7. Lorraine Garnier  

    Every citizen of the US of A has a right to speak about what they feel ….That is the democracy we live in. I admire her for her courage and I bet everyone that criticized her has mad a horrible mistake or two in their own lives. Climate Change is very real – 99% of scientists have proven it, yet The New Administration is dismantling efforts to be more concerned about our carbon footprint as we speak.I day tell our government how you feel, this is what sparks change in policies!

  8. Geoff McKenzie  

    She,s got no idea of a real world.The country was already divided,law enforcement was ridiculed by the previous government,and they and the military,not backed up.If this site ran balanced reporting,they,d also publish what Denzel Washinton has to say,along with Vince Vaghn,Mel Gibson,to name a few.Its people like her,that are trying to stir up divide.Sore loser,in any ones eyes,otherwise,stay silent,as did the silent majority,for so,so long.

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