Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jane Fonda Pulls a Van Jones

You will recall that Jane Fonda was one of a number of celebrities to sign an open letter protesting the selection the spotlighting of Tel Aviv at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.

However, Fonda has had a change of heart. Well, sort of. "I signed the letter without reading it carefully enough, without asking myself if some of the wording wouldn't exacerbate the situation rather than bring about constructive dialogue," said the star of Barbarella.

I'm not buying it. Like Van Jones, who resigned as the Green Jobs Czar when it was revealed he had signed a 9/11 truther petition, I think Fonda knew exactly what she was signing.

What I don't think she expected though was the backlash against the protest. Celebrities such as Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Portman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Lenny Kravitz and Patricia Heaton have signed a petition in support of the spotlight on Tel Aviv. The Toronto International Film Festival runs through Saturday.

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