Remember Peter Fonda’s Perverted Attack On 12-Year-Old Barron Trump? It Surely Had Consequences For The Famous Actor
Peter Fonda’s recent vagary cost him more than just his reputation. For those who don’t remember, the actor became an initiator of a scandal regarding 12-year-old Barron Trump. Peter bullied him and his family on Twitter in response to Donald Trump’s intolerant border and immigration policies.
Jane Fonda’s 78-year-old brother and the Easy Rider (1968) star, reportedly, was highly upset over immigrant children separated from their families and couldn’t help it but tweet in all-caps:
We should rip Barron Trump from his mother's arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will stand up against the massive (expletive) she is married to.
Fonda deleted the tweet shortly afterward and publicly apologized.
I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television. Like many Americans, I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far. It was wrong and I should not have done it. I immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused.
Reaction of the family and society
However, such incident couldn’t go unnoticed, as Donald Trump Jr., Barron’s half-brother, reacted to it with a tweet of his own:
You’re clearly a sick individual and everyone is an internet badass but rather than attack an 11-year-old like a bully and a coward why don’t you pick on someone a bit bigger. LMK.
You’re clearly a sick individual and everyone is an internet badass but rather than attack an 11 year old like a bully and a coward why don’t you pick on someone a bit bigger. LMK. https://t.co/8OhiQ0aZmO— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 20, 2018
Adding to that, Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, told that the mother finds Peter Fonda’s tweet sick and irresponsible. This definitely caused damaged to Fonda’s reputation, as his new film Boundaries, which came out in limited release to just five theaters, earned no more than $30,000. Although the movie was never supposed to set a new box-office record, the recent headlines surrounding Fonda surely did their job.
The Trump family doesn’t seem to be the one that easily forgives such attacks on them. Donald Trump Jr. wrote another tweet wondering if Sony Pictures should be dropping Peter Fonda from the movie:
As an FYI @SonyPictures has a movie with him dropping in a few days. I wonder if they will apply the same rules to @iamfonda that they did to @therealroseanne. I have a strange suspicion that they wont do anything. Please RT, we deserve an answer! https://t.co/j38NnlJKn7— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 20, 2018
People’s reaction also was pretty one-sided:
After it made headlines in Hollywood for all the wrong reasons, filth monger, ‘LaLa Land Liberal’ Peter Fonda’s movie ‘Boundaries” opened to a $29,552. gross...mess with the best and die with the rest @iamfonda!https://t.co/34kLPa4CuB pic.twitter.com/3Ubt4cA1nV— ╰☆ 𝐁𝐮𝐝...★ ★ (@bud_cann) June 28, 2018
HUMILIATION FOR PETER pic.twitter.com/ZSIQsVXZ07— Brian Becker (@BrianBe94454535) June 28, 2018
‘Boundaries’ Has Lukewarm Indie Box Office Launch After Peter Fonda Tweets.— ssd (@Pismo_B) June 27, 2018
Sony Pictures film made headlines after Fonda’s Twitter rant aimed at Melania and Barron Trump
The film has made $30,395 for a per screen average of $6,079.
All Actions Have Consequences!!#MAGA #KAG
Peter Fonda’s tweet was absolutely disrespectful and impulsive. We believe that the actor simply expressed his anger in an unacceptable form. However, we are all humans and have a right to make mistakes, aren’t we?