Liberal actress Jane Fonda came under fire for suggesting that “murder” could be the solution to preventing the reversal of abortion rights on Friday.
The “80 For Brady” who appeared on “The View” to promote an upcoming film with frequent with co-star Lily Tomlin, made an insane comment when discussing the the reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Tomlin was happily discussing her recent slate of films, when the show’s co-host, Joy Behar, asked her what she thought about Walgreens recent decision to stop selling the abortion pill in 21 states, after the urging of 21 Republican Attorney Generals.
“I think that all the stuff that’s going on with the changing of laws and the backsliding in the country is pretty terrifically awful,” Tomlin remarked.
“It’s going backwards,” Behar chimed in.
“We have experienced many decades now of having agency over our body, of being able to determine when and how many children to have,” Fonda added.
“We know what that feels like. We know what that’s done for our lives,” she continued. “We’re not going back. I don’t care what the laws are, we’re not going back.”
“The women will rise up,” Behar piped up over the applause for Fonda’s commentary.
“That’s the activist speaking,” co-host Sunny Hostin fawned. “And she probably will get a Nobel Prize.”
“Besides marching and protesting, what else do you suggest?” Behar questioned.
“Well I thought of murder,” Fonda deadpanned.
Tomlin began speaking again, but paused to ask “what did you say,” and her co-star once again replied “murder” to cackles from the panelists.
“She’s just kidding, wait a second, she’s just kidding,” protested Behar.
“Don’t say that,” added Tomlin.
Behar suggested the media would pick up on the remark and make a headline out of it.
When she again clarified that Fonda was “just kidding,” the “Grace and Frankie” star turned towards Behar with a stone cold stare and said nothing.
Hostin awkwardly shifted the the conversation towards Fonda’s environmental activism, but the damage from the “murder” comment was already done, and as Behar predicted, the media did pick up on it.
“Jane Fonda calls for literal murder of Pro-Life politicians and activists,” a conservative “constitutionalist” wrote on Twitter.
“This is criminal incitement of violence Can someone please tell the FBI she’s a soccer mom going to a school board meeting so they investigate?”
“Jane Fonda talking about murdering Pro-life politicians,” added the Hodgetwins. “Now imagine a Conservative on this showing calling for the murder of pro-abortion politicians…”
“Jane Fonda casually calling for the murder of pro-life politicians & activists while the other hens cackle,” former Fox News contributor Monica Crowley tweeted.
“This is an actual incitement to violence – but by all means, focus on the grandmas from Indiana who carried American flags on J6.”
Rep. Anna Luna tweeted that she had notified the Capitol Police about Fonda’s “call to murder pro-life politicians.”
She noted that as a pro-life member of Congress that she was taking the actress’ threat as “as serious one,” because she didn’t clarify that she was joking when Behar prompted her to.
Luna demanded that both Fonda and “The View” should issue a full retraction of the leftist star’s “sickening call to murder pro-life politicians.”
“Calling for the murder of a pro-life politicians is not only dangerous but it’s incredibly sick. This leads to targeting and can result in someone being seriously hurt,” she noted.
“The View should be ashamed that they condone violence, especially against women elected officials as we are already targeted way more for stalking and violence way more than our male counterparts,” Luna concluded.
Later in the day, Fonda did in fact walk back the comment in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“While women’s reproductive rights are a very serious issue and extremely important to me, my comment on The View was obviously made in jest,” she explained.
“My body language and tone made it clear to those in the room – and to anyone watching – that I was using hyperbole to make a point.”
“Women across the country are facing real threats when it comes to our bodies,” Fonda defended.
“And people lose faith in our mission to protect women when others choose to focus on tangential issues and passing jokes instead of the actual problem at hand,” she concluded.