Fonda, who said he sent the email last week, appears in The Big Fix trying to get on to Louisiana beaches to assess the impact of the biggest oil spill in US history, only to be turned away by BP clean-up personnel. Speaking at a press event at the American Pavilion to promote the film, Fonda denounced BP 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.'
I don't know much about Peter Fonda (who seems to keep a much lower profile than his sister), but as a distant Fonda cousin I have to say he is justified in being peeved about being kept off of an American beach by a British company, because his 5ggrandfather Douw Jellis Fonda (1700-1780) was killed during a raid by the British Army and their Mohawk allies in 1780 during which his house was plundered and burned and his sons were taken as prisoners.
posted on 05/18/2011 1:44:53 PM PDT
Interesting. I agree that no foreign entity has a right to keep us off our own territory.
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