Jane Fonda appeared on “The View” on Friday and reportedly appeared to suggest that “murder” was an appropriate response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
When one of the co-hosts said that the actress was “just kidding,” Fonda didn’t give them an answer.
The conversation between the co-hosts of the talk program on ABC and the actress, who is 85 years old, concerning the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade took place during an awkward part of the show.
When co-host Joy Behar asked Fonda what leftists could do to aside from normal protesting, the 70’s icon replied matter of factly with the one word reply “murder.”
When the camera moved in for a closer look at Tomlin, she gave off an authentic expression of shock as she waited for Fonda to acknowledge that she was joking.
Nevertheless, as the camera swung over to the actress, all she did was give a lengthy gaze, which left the people in the crowd and the viewers guessing whether or not she was joking.
After that, Hostin steered the subject toward the well-known advocacy of the Hollywood celebrity, and the panel then moved on without more comment.
Over the years, Fonda has been involved in a number of controversial political causes, from her vocal opposition to the Vietnam War to her advocacy for various left-wing and progressive causes.
Perhaps the most notable example of Fonda’s political radicalism came during the Vietnam War.
In 1972, she traveled to North Vietnam, where she was photographed sitting on an anti-aircraft gun. The photo, which was widely circulated in the media, drew widespread criticism and led to Fonda being dubbed “Hanoi Jane” by her detractors.
Fonda’s activism during the Vietnam War era was not limited to issues of foreign policy. She was also an outspoken advocate for various left-wing causes, including the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement.