Jane Fonda: QVC Canceled Me Over Politics

The network says it was a routine programming change
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Suggested by Guvner
Posted Jul 18, 2011 9:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jane Fonda says she's been banished from QVC amid concerns about her political past; the network says it was a routine programming change. Fonda was set to appear on the home-shopping channel Saturday to promote her new book on aging, Prime Time. But the day before, she learned her segment had been canceled. In a statement posted on her website, Fonda says QVC told her it received "a lot of calls" from viewers critical of her opposition to the Vietnam War; they reportedly threatened to boycott the show if she was allowed to appear.

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Fonda goes on to say she is "deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure" and declares, "I love my country." Says a QVC rep, "It's not unusual to have a schedule change with our shows and guests with little or no notice." Fonda is not currently re-scheduled to appear, he said. (Read more Jane Fonda stories.)

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