Peter Fonda to Obama: You're a Traitor

Environmentalist not happy with president's handling of oil spill
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2011 9:46 AM CDT
Cannes Drama: Peter Fonda Calls President Obama a Traitor
Peter Fonda poses on the red carpet before the screening of 'The Beaver' is presented out of competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2011 in Cannes.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) Another Cannes ruckus: Peter Fonda called President Obama a “f***ing traitor” at the launch of a documentary about the BP oil spill, the AFP reports. At yesterday’s premiere of The Big Fix, Fonda recalled his reaction to the feeling that Washington was trying to silence reporting on the Deepwater Horizon disaster. "I sent an email to President Obama saying, 'You are a f***ing traitor,' using those words ... 'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military—in this case the Coast Guard—what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do.'" Click for another buzzy incident from Cannes.

Fonda has similar feeling for BP, which he dismisses as "a bunch of Brits—I thought we kicked them out a long time ago. They tried to get back in in 1812, but they didn't make it." (Read more Peter Fonda stories.)

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