Liberal Jane Fonda on Infamous Vietnam Photo: 'I Made a Huge Mistake'

January 25th, 2015 4:45 PM

Liberal actress Jane Fonda has renounced a famous anti-war picture she posed in. Speaking of a 1972 photo featuring her sitting next to North Vietnamese anti-aircraft battery, Fonda last week called it a "huge, huge mistake." The actress appeared at an event in Maryland that was protested by Vietnam veterans. 

After conceding that the protests make her "sad," Fonda told an audience, "It hurts me and it will to my grave that I made a huge, huge mistake that made a lot of people think I was against the soldiers." 

The Frederick News-Post covered the event and talked to one vet: 

Bob Hartman, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968, said he blamed Fonda for breaking off negotiations among the countries and held her responsible for thousands of American lives.

“She encouraged North Vietnam to pull away from the negotiations table,” he said, holding a sign outside the Court Street parking garage to protest her presence. “She got Americans killed ... and she went to Vietnam to advance her husband’s career.”

Fonda recently praised Clint Eastwood's American Sniper on Twitter, saying, "Just saw 'American Sniper' Powerful. Another view of "Coming Home." Bradley Cooper sensational. Bravo Clint Eastwood." 

In 2014, Michelle Obama praised the "politically savvy" Fonda and mused, "When I'm 70 or 80, I want to look and live like her."