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Jane Fonda Is Quitting Plastic Surgery Amid Environmental Crusade
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 15: Actress Jane Fonda attends the American Cinematheque's new 4K restoration world premiere of "F.T.A." with Jane Fonda at the Egyptian Theatre on February 15, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
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Actress and political activist Jane Fonda now says she is quitting plastic surgery as part of her efforts at “self-acceptance” amid her crusade to force the Trump administration to acknowledge climate change as a threat of apocalyptic proportions.

Fonda reportedly told Elle Magazine that she’s even going so far as to “post pictures of me looking haggard” as a way of encouraging others to age gracefully in an era of excess.

“I can’t pretend that I’m not vain, but there isn’t going to be any more plastic surgery — I’m not going to cut myself up anymore,” Fonda told Elle’s Canadian edition, according to USA Today. “I have to work every day to be self-accepting; it doesn’t come easy to me.”

“I try to make it very clear that it has been a long and continuing struggle for me,” she added. “I post pictures of me looking haggard — and once with my tooth out! This is a fake tooth. It came out in a restaurant in Portugal, and I posted it.”

Her interviewer lavished praise on the 70-plus actress, who is likely most famous for posing with and supporting North Vietnamese Communists during the Vietnam War as a way of fometing anti-war sentiment in the United States, calling her a shining example of “strength.”

“You’ve been an example to everyone in how to age beautifully and with strength and unapologetically,” Elle’s reporter told Fonda. “You admit you’ve had work done, which I think is to your credit. But you look amazing … I read you said you felt not proud to admit you had work done. Why not?”

Fonda, though, said later that she was “surprised” about the plastic surgery question because she’s doing rounds of interviews in support of her Netflix show, “Grace & Frankie,” and her environmentalist crusade which began over the summer, when, inspired by teenaged climate activist Greta Thunberg, Fonda pledged to get arrested every Friday outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to bring “awareness” to the environmental movement.

Fonda’s efforts have been hilariously self-obsessed. Although she convinced many of her famous friends to get arrested alongside her, none of them have spent time in jail, according to Vulture, even though Fonda claims she’s in danger of being “locked up” for “99 days or more.”

“[I]n theory, Capitol police will offer a post and forfeit…no more than twice within a six-month period,” one attorney working with Fonda’s “Fire Drill Fridays” told the outlet, referencing a program where offenders pay $50 and are released. “Sometimes they say a year. But it’s arbitrary … Theoretically, at more than two arrests, you have to come back for a court date, likely more than one court date, and then lawyers are involved.”

But jail time probably isn’t likely — and if it were on the table, it would be in lieu of a $500 fine.

And then there’s the matter of Fonda’s faux-activism. In order to get arrested on Fridays, Fonda “relocated” to Washington, D.C., for four months, but she won’t reveal her accommodations — and they’re most certainly not one-star. The “iconic” red coat Fonda has worn during her protests — which she says is the last piece of clothing she will ever buy off the rack — is either a $750 Mai-R Wool Wrap Coat or, comically, a $2,950 Max Mara dyed camel hair number. Her new, “sustainable” haircut took seven hours. Her “ethically sourced” gold jewelry, which she wore to the Oscars to top off her “recycled” Oscars gown did little but spark mockery.