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Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B DeMille Award

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Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B DeMille Award

For her performance as a North Vietnamese sympathizer during the war?

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For her performance as a North Vietnamese sympathizer during the war?

No.

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Congratulation to Jane Fonda. Great actress and humanitarian.

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Hanoi was a mistake but good intentions.

We all make mistakes.

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Good intentions? Tell that to all the Americans who died.

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Good intentions? Tell that to all the Americans who died.

Why? Do you believe Jane Fonda's presence in Hanoi was responsible for the death of a single American?

You want to lay the blame for the nearly 60,000 Americans who died in Vietnam (not to mention the almost 2 million Vietnamese who died) lay it at the feet of the succession of American presidents who put US troops there in the first place.

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Good intentions? Tell that to all the Americans who died.

What a bizarre comment.

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I'm a bit puzzled as to why American soldiers were fighting a war half way round the world in a country that wasn't theirs and in a war that didn't involve them. If only all those killed had said they had bone spurs too.

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BTW, loved her in Barbarella and 9-5.

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OkiblueToday  09:08 am JST

Good intentions? Tell that to all the Americans who died.

Why is that her fault? The US government is to blame for all the Americans that died not Jane Fonda.

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Love Grace & Frankie.

Fonda (and Tomlin) still showing us all how it's done.

A great American.

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Lol, too funny. No wonder viewership is done with these award shows.

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I only came here to see how quickly someone would mention her protest of the Vietnam War (a war which everyone now agrees was such a good idea, right?)

And there we go. The first one.

So many people maintain cognitive dissonance, unable to accept updated facts, clinging on to their ignorant opinions.

Congratulations to Ms Fonda, who has worked so hard to save lives.

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Pukey2Today  09:46 am JST

BTW, loved her in Barbarella

That movie was such a Z-grade hoot but she probably is embarassed by it, with the sexual angles and outright cheesiness. And there's the popular band Duran Duran who'll never let her forget it!

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Barbarella was too hokey for me. It was seeing her in Klute that first made me realize what a great actress she is.

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I'm a bit puzzled as to why American soldiers were fighting a war half way round the world in a country that wasn't theirs and in a war that didn't involve them.

To attempt to stop the spread of Communism. To support a fledgling democracy. To help those who wished to be free. Take your pick they are all part of the reason. They were out maneuvered by a determined opponent.

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How about you ask the Vietnam vets what they think of her ? You won’t get one complimentary response

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How about you ask the Vietnam vets what they think of her ? You won’t get one complimentary response

Asked them all did you?

How about asking the Vietnam vets what they think of the US government? How many complimentary responses do you predict?

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Barbarella was too hokey for me

She looked fantastic though. A goddess. Good enough.

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WHAT???

Nobody has mentioned China Syndrome yet?

That movie pretty well put a stop to the nuclear generation industry in the US !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIGH1AfIS18

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A thoroughly well-deserved award for a great actress and true humanitarian.

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peter14:

To attempt to stop the spread of Communism. To support a fledgling democracy. To help those who wished to be free. Take your pick they are all part of the reason. They were out maneuvered by a determined opponent.

Well that worked very well !!!!!!!!!

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A thoroughly well-deserved award for a great actress and true humanitarian.

Absolutely. Her acting career and exemplary charity work and activism dwarf her Vietnam moment.

If the naysayers believe we can define a person by one moment and not a lifetime of achievements then we’re going to need a new name for the Demille award and a new category for best ‘grab them by the....’

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How about you ask the Vietnam vets what they think of her ? You won’t get one complimentary response.

For her performance as a North Vietnamese sympathizer during the war?

Jane Fonda is wonderful actress. And an incredible humanitarian. She deserves the Cecil B. DeMille Award and the Nobel Peace Prize. She worked long and hard for peace in Vietnam.

Ask a Vietnam Vet. Indeed. During the Vietnam War, she crossed the country visiting with troops in off base coffee shops and other places where soldiers fraternized with one another. She worked tirelessly for Peace and all the money she made from films she appeared in during that time period, went to fund the Peace Movement.

Individuals who make bizarre comments about the War and Fonda have no comprehension or understanding of the historical period or politics in the sixties and the early seventies. Vietnam Veterans Against the War marched on Washington D.C. The organization was founded in 1967. Tens of thousands were members. A large protest by Vietnam veterans, "Operation Dewey Canyon III," it took place in Washington, D.C, April 19–23, 1971, it was led by Gold Star Mothers ( mother of soldiers who had died in the war). On Friday, April 23, more than 800 veterans individually tossed their medals, ribbons, discharge papers, and other war mementos on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, rejecting the Vietnam War and the significance of those awards.

For a little perspective on the movement she embraced: the weekend of Nov. 15, 1969, about 500,000 people gathered in the capitol for what’s believed to be the largest antiwar protest in U.S. history, called the Moratorium March.

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Asked them all did you?

Yes i did actually.

I used my lockdown time wisely

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Yes i did actually.

And what was the consensus?

I used my lockdown time wisely

Not in Japan, then?

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Horrible woman with blood on her hands. To hell with her.

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I'm a bit puzzled as to why American soldiers were fighting a war half way round the world in a country that wasn't theirs and in a war that didn't involve them.

That's another topic. Hanoi Jane IS responsible for the deaths of SOME of the POWs.

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Even as an American, Vietnam Vet, I had no problem with jf going to NV. Anything or anyone who could help reduce if not stop the war would be helpful. However, when she sat down on the AA gun, put on the NV military helmet, and smiled, it was at that exact point that she became a traitor.

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Horrible woman with blood on her hands. To hell with her.

Each to their own. How do you feel about Meryl Streep and Bette Midler?

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As a disabled vet of that war I thank Jane Fonda for her peace activism. Anyone who pays attention to what she has had to say about the controversial photo op should remember that it was done on the spur of the moment and she immediately realized that it had been a mistake. Let those who have never erred cast stones.

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I remember watching 'Barbarella' with Jane Fonda as a pre-teen. Quite an arousing movie to say the least!

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And what was the consensus?

here are but a few comments from some vets ;

‘Her Treasonous acts caused the deaths of even more American Soldiers’

‘It would be the same thing as if Katharine Hepburn had gone into Nazi Germany during WWII, had a friendly meet with Hitler and took a ride in a Tiger tank. Sorry, I can’t forgive her’

‘After the war, my friend was attending an event where Fonda was accessible to them. He had to be physically restrained by his buddy from killing Fonda with his bare hands’

‘She committed treason and should have been subject to summary execution by firing squad’

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@tooheysnew

You should publish all the comments from the many hundreds of thousands of the veterans. It must have taken you a very long and exhaustive amount of interviews. Don't let it go to waste.

Have you included the postive comments from veterans on this very page? Kind of goes against your claim that there wouldn't be one complimentary response.

It would be nice to balance the crazy with the realistic.

Incidentally, how long did it take to interview every single Vietnam veteran in the US and across the world? Did you do it on your own or employ others to track them down, arrange calls, send emails etc?

Given that there are over 600 thousand still alive, this must have been a gargantuan task. One worthy of news coverage, even.

https://www.americanwarlibrary.com/personnel/vietvet.htm

Have you reached out to the news outlets, as this is really worthy of much more coverage than a few lines in a comments section.

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I wonder what the poor people who were killed in that pointless war would have to say about someone trying to prevent well over a million deaths, including their own.

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