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
Jane Fonda: QVC Canceled Me Over Vietnam Politics
In this April 2, 1973 file photo, actress Jane Fonda holds her arm up in the air as she joins a group of anti-war demonstrators on a march toward the Western White House in San Clemente, Calif.   (Harold Filan)

(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.

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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