Jane Fonda, the legendary 85-year-old Hollywood actress, recently appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show to discuss her involvement in social activism. She explained that her involvement began when she learned about the Vietnam War, and that she couldn’t help but join the movement to stop it. She then went on to explain that all issues are connected, and that the climate crisis is connected to racism. Her comments were met with fierce criticism from some on social media, who referred to her as “Hanoi Jane”. Fox News host Dagen McDowell tweeted that “Hanoi Jane is a disgrace to the United States of America” and asked her to “go away”.
Jane Fonda has always been vocal about her views on climate change, and was inspired to become more involved in 2019 after being inspired by activist Greta Thunberg. Her main focus is to raise awareness and urge action on climate change. In September, Jane revealed that she had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and had started chemotherapy treatments. She explained that 80% of people survive this form of cancer, and that she felt lucky.
Jane Fonda has been a long-time advocate for social change, and her comments linking the climate crisis to racism sparked fierce criticism from some on social media. Despite the backlash, Jane continues to be a vocal activist for climate change, and is determined to raise awareness and urge action on the issue.