Friday, May 20, 2011
Peter Fonda...Barack Obama a Fu**ing traitor! Hanoi Jane's bro attacks BP Brass!
This year, the picturesque Riviera was graciously hosting the annual Cannes Film Festival, when the prestigiousous proceedings were disrupted by a producer who was bent on levelling a vicious verbal attack on President Barack Obama.
At a press conference to promote a documentary, Peter Fonda noted that he recently pointed an accusing finger at Mr. Obama and labelled him a "fu**ing" traitor.
The "Easy Rider" star was prompted to make the accusation on the eve of the unveiling of a documentary he co-produced aptly titled - The Big Fix - which zerodx in on the alleged BP scandal which prompted many to cry foul in the aftermath of the oil spill when Obama (and the U.S. Government) were slow to respond to the crisis.
An active environmentalist, Fonda also accused Washington of engaging in a cover-up to protect BP and its officials.
"I sent an email to President Obama saying - 'You are a f(expletive) traitor" - Fonda confessed to the startled media present.
'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military -- in this case the coastguard -- what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do," he summed up angrily.
Fonda apparently zipped off the e-mail last week before the film was presented at Cannes for screening.
In addition to his role as co-producer, the offbeat actor (brother of Hanoi Jane and celebrated Thespian Henry Fonda) is featured as a concerned citizen in disturbing scenes which reveal that he (and others) were turned away on the Louisiana Beaches when they voiced their concerns about the disastrous spill which displaced thousands of U.S. Citizens for weeks on end.
The normally easy-going high-profile celebrity (by virtue of his birthright) had no qualms taking questionable potshots at BP Officials across the big pond either.
"I thought we kicked them (the Brits) out a long time ago. They tried to get back in in 1812, but they didn't make it."
Oh Peter, not very diplomatic, at all.
News at 11!