Early Wednesday morning, “Easy Rider” star Peter Fonda, the younger brother of Jane Fonda, took to Twitter to post a series of vile and threatening statements about 12-year-old Barron Trump, White House Press Sec. Sarah Sanders and Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen that resulted in the Secret Service getting a call and a forced apology from the 78-year-old actor.
The revolting tweets also got the attention of Donald Trump Jr., who slammed Fonda and called out Sony ahead of the Friday release of Fonda’s new film.
Fonda has deleted the tweets, but the internet is forever:
In response, Donald Trump Jr. issued his own tweet:
Trump then noted that Sony’s new film featuring Fonda, “Boundaries,” is set to release on Friday, posting the following on his feed:
Amid mounting pressure, Sony finally did condemn Fonda’s “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous” comments, but said they planned to go ahead with the release of the classless actor’s new film anyhow.
“Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely,” Sony Pictures Classics said in a statement Wednesday. “It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film. 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 has since issued his own follow-up statement, apologizing for his “highly inappropriate and vulgar” tweets, which he blamed on his “impassioned and distraught” response to the separation of illegal immigrant families. And so with a few hastily written sentences, unlike any celebrity who doesn’t embrace the radical leftist agenda, all is apparently forgiven.