Wednesday, actor Peter Fonda went on quite the Twitter tirade, calling for harm to be done to members of the Trump family. Not even the left-leaning Slate Magazine could defend Fonda’s remarks, calling them “obscene and sexist.”
Fonda’s original tweet called for Barron, Trump’s twelve-year-old son, to be taken from his mother and put in a cage with pedophiles. Fonda has since deleted this tweet. Barron’s mother, First Lady Melania Trump, immediately notified the Secret Service, though it is unknown if any action has been taken against Fonda.
This came just one day after Fonda tweeted Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, “should be pilloried in Lafayette Square naked and whipped by passerby while being filmed.” He closely followed up his attack, lashing out at the White House Press Secretary, tweeting, “Sarah Sanders is a lying g*sh, too. And ‘g*sh’ is much worse than cu*t.” Fonda has deleted these tweets as well.
Slate noted that Fonda has a new movie premiering this weekend. The movie, Boundaries, produced by Sony Classics, is set to release in theaters this weekend. Fonda’s screen time is rumored to be limited to about three minutes. Sony said in a statement to The Daily Caller that they would not be pulling the film:
“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.”
Despite not defending Fonda, Slate called attempts to paint Fonda as an “intolerant-left” front runner, strained. They claim “Peter Fonda isn't a representative of ‘the left.’” It is ironic that Fonda’s new movie is titled Boundaries, when it seems as if he himself has none.