Sony Condemns Peter Fonda's 'Abhorrent' Tweets Against Trump Family

By Michael W. Chapman | June 21, 2018 | 10:18 AM EDT

Actor and liberal activist
Peter Fonda. (YouTube)

( -- Following tremendous outrage on social media and from the White House over several vile, sexist, and threatening tweets by actor Peter Fonda against the First Family and some administration officials, Sony Pictures released a statement on Wednesday condemning the actor's "abhorrent, reckless and dangerous" remarks. 

"We condemn them completely," said Sony Pictures Classics, as first reported by the Daily Caller. Sony is about to release a film, Boundaries, in which Fonda plays a supporting role. 


In his tweets, Fonda, among other things, called for Barron Trump to be placed "in a cage with pedophiles"; that protestors should surround the schools attended by ICE agents' children to "scare the s**t out of them"; to "make their children worry now"; that DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen "is a lying gash that should be put in a cage and poked at"; and that Press Secretary Sarah Sanders "is a lying gash too" and "we should take her children away and deport her to Arkansas." (Gash is slang for the c-word, female genitalia.) 

“Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely," said Sony Pictures in its statement.  "It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film [Boundaries].  To pull or alter this film at this point would unfairly penalize the filmmaker Shana Feste’s accomplishment, the many actors, crew members and other creative talent that worked hard on the project.  We plan to open the film as scheduled this weekend, in a limited release of five theaters.”

Fonda's tweets were sent out on Tuesday, June 19. On Wednesday, following mounting outrage on social media, Fonda issued a statement in which he claimed that after sending the tweet(s) he "immediately regretted it."  He deleted them about mid-day on Wednesday. 


"I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television," wrote Fonda, the brother of actress Jane Fonda.

"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," he said. "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.”



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Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman