Hanoi Jane

Jane Fonda betrayed U.S. POWs during the Vietnam War

During a 1972 trip to North Vietnam, Jane Fonda propagandized on behalf of the North Vietnamese government, declared that American POWs were being treated humanely and condemned U.S. Soldiers as “war criminals” and later denounced them as liars for claiming they had been tortured.

Jane Fonda sitting on a seat of an anti-aircraft gun

To her credit, during a 20/20 television interview sixteen years later in 1988 with Barbara Walters, Jane Fonda apologized for her incredibly bad judgement in going to North Vietnam and allowing herself to be used as a propaganda vehicle.

“I would like to say something, not just to Vietnam veterans in New England, but to men who were in Vietnam, who I hurt, or whose pain I caused to deepen because of things that I said or did,” she began. “I was trying to help end the killing and the war, but there were times when I was thoughtless and careless about it and I’m . . . very sorry that I hurt them. And I want to apologize to them and their families.”

Jane Fonda: I Will Go to My Grave with ‘Unforgivable Mistake’


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8 responses to “Hanoi Jane

  1. Jim

    As a Vietnam Veteran, I have to say that Jane Fonda is no longer an issue in my life. I haven’t forgotten what was done, but I don’t torture myself by keeping her memory alive as many have done. I chose to remember the celebrities who have done positive things for Vietnam Veterans, and still do today.

  2. Larry Frostman

    Hanoi jane and John Kerry should have been brought to trial and then allowed to share a rope.

  3. I really don’t think Hanoi Jane would have been decent piece of toilet paper for use by Martha Raye.

    Pat Bieneman

  4. usastruck

    Pat, that pretty much sums up how you feel about “Hanoi Jane”…

  5. bill fisher

    Imagine waht a great feeling it would be to feel her life leaking slowly away between your tightning fingers as you strangled her to death. The foulest piece of shit to protest the war. All of them were pathetic cowards. Nowadays they thank you for your service.

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