Shame on Jane Fonda!

@anniepa (27251)
United States
February 14, 2008 10:48pm CST
Jane Fonda said a REALLY bad word today on the Today Show; I didn't see the show, only highlights on MSNBC tonight, but it seems these "mature" actresses seem to have a hold time controlling their dirty mouths on early morning TV shows because a few weeks ago it was Diane Keaton on Good Morning America. Did anyone see it and what do you think? Annie
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@Baltek (261)
• Canada
15 Feb 08
Americans are way more offended by use of words like this than other countries, In Canada it would have gone unnoticed, we have the comedy shows that uses bad words so much, and let's be honest, don't tell me you are surprised, why would celebrities have a different langage than us normal people? We swear every now and then and it,s the same thing for them.
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
15 Feb 08
It has become all the rage now to use profanity on talk shows, and the various morning shows. I think is started with Barbra Walters show and grew from there. Now it seems that anything goes. It just shows to me how far women have sunk into the mire. I never did like Jane Fonda. I never considered her even a semi decent actress and even less of a human being. So now she proves that she never learned how to act like a lady. BIG SURPRISE, like we didn't already know that too. People have her on their shows for the shock value of what she might do. Well, she fulfilled their dreams. Ta Da. Just another reason not to watch TV! Shalom~Adoniah
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@anniepa (27251)
• United States
15 Feb 08
"...she never learned how to act like a lady." So if a MAN said it it would have been OK, or at least more acceptable? I must disagree about Jane Fonda's acting ability, I think she's a fine actress. It's strange though, you're right people have many celebrities on their shows that they KNOW are likely to say someting outrageous or profane then they have to fall all over each other apologizing when it happens. I think they're actually laughing all the way to the bank because they're getting free publicity for their respective shows whenever something like this happens. Annie
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I did not mean to imply that it was OK for a man to use profanity either. No one should be doing this in any public forum. We just happened to be speaking of Jane Fonda and as a female myself I find it dis-heartening to have women doing this because it puts all of us in a bad light. And anyone can have a good or bad opinion of an actors or actresses abilities. It is not important to me. You know me I don't even watch TV remember. I'm the weird one.lol cl:) Shalom
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
18 Feb 08
I didn't know about Jane Fonda but I did hear about Diane Keaton and saw her talk about it on Larry King. I don't think it's the huge deal that some make it out to be. I think the violence and other "adult" situations that air on TV is a much bigger problem. A lot of people curse and every once in a while one slips out unintentionally ...we're all human.
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@anniepa (27251)
• United States
20 Feb 08
I couldn't agree more! What I think should be done when these "slips" happen is simply ignore them. Maybe not totally but if we're really concerned about kids hearing these things what does it accomplish to have the story repeated over and over again so those who had not even heard of the incident are sure to hear it? The FCC has the ability to fine the networks or the producers so let them do what they think they must. Let the producers of the show in question warn the celebrity who used the bad words to not do it again or they won't be invited back and/or their pay will be docked or reduced. Other than that a brief apology like Meredith Viera gave on Today will suffice just fine, then drop it already. Those who do talk like this on the air to get attention will stop doing it if it doesn't get any attention. Most of us who are parents have learned when small children pick up dirty words or phrases or words the best way to deal with it is to do and say as little as possible. I think these kinds of situations could be handled in much that same way. Annie
@petebaja (516)
• Mexico
16 Feb 08
I watched Good Morning America today, not NBC's Today. I missed the action on Jane Fonda but I'm sure I'll catch it tonight on the 11pm news. Fonda has always been a controversial figure since her days as Hanoi Jane in Vietnam. Even while she was married to Ted Turner she made headlines with her activist stance. She's definitely not one to shy away from controversy. I don't know how to judge her acting. I've seen her in On Golden Pond and I enjoyed the movie. In Barbarela, I remember she was stunningly attractive!!! I don't know the context of the bleeped word, so I can't comment on it. Just thought I would put my 2 cents in on Jane.