Skip to comments.‘In Life, You’ve Got to Stand for Something’: Vet Refuses to Show ‘The Butler’ at His Movie Theater
Posted on 08/22/2013 8:37:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A Korean War veteran who has owned a movie theater in central Kentucky for more than three decades is refusing to run The Butler due to the anti-Vietnam War stance of one of its lead actresses.
Ike Boutwell, who opened MoviePalace and Showtime Cinemas in Elizabethtown in the 1980s, told the News-Enterprise that in all these years he has not, to his knowledge, let one movie with Jane Fonda play in his theater....
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I sure hope that other theater owners join his boycott!
They will label him a racist, but I’m proud of him taking a stand.
“Stand for something or die for nothing.” John Rambo - Rambo IV.
Jane Fonda is Nancy Reagan?
At first I was apathetic to the movie since I knew little about it, now I know I will never watch it.
What a sick joke.
The Jane Fonda problem is real.
There are former POWs who are eyewitnesses to her giving comfort and aid to the enemy and the direct consequences to our beloved troops for her having done so.
No Viet Nam Vet could ever allow her presence in any way. It’s unimaginable to me.
If he takes one stitch of grief over this it will be a travesty.
One day many Vietnam Vets will drink some beer just before they visit her grave.
Oh, he’s a Korean War vet standing in solidarity with Viet Nam Vets, as all Americans could.
How about this, from the article:
“. . .The actress, who was an outspoken opponent of the conflict,. . .”
Ah, great journalism there.
Actually, and there are witnesses and published photos, she visited Hanoi DURING the conflict and interacted, on behalf of the North Vietnamese captors, with our beloved POWs, with the intent and the effect of demoralizing them.
Pilots who had been shot down and had been tortured and many killed, for 6 and 7 years, whose families didn’t know whether they were alive for all those years. Fonda could have passed a message to the wives.
She joined the enemy.
We will stand behind him and ALL vets who support his actions and give more grief back in memory of all those that died in Nam and those who were willing to give their life FOR America. Scr*w fonda and the rest of commies. The war continues!
I didn't care what Butler was about but the sneak preview the vet just gave tells me all I need to know. Starve the commies - boycott it and spread the word. Easy for me, I haven't been to the movies in over 25 years.
Finally, a man with some backbone.
Sigh, they are aging so rapidly.
Living in those conditions, watching friends suffer to the point of death, being tied up in darkness for days alone, years of it.
It’s not like being married to a billionaire going to the spa, having detox treatments, sweatin’ to the oldies.
This guy deserves a lot of love mail for his stance. He knows these wonderful men of character. They are vastly underrated by our media and culture.
Refreshing, isn’t it?
Good for him!
Good on ya!
*(full disclosure, not a "Vietnam vet")
I’ve not watched anything she’s in since that bitch wrecked the nuclear power industry in the 70s. Pizz be upon her...
Boycott Hanoi Jane.
Just in case anyone was wondering if Hollyweird was small-minded and vindictive.
Dibs on the rubber boots concession.
Post his e mail when you find it — I’d like to thank him too.
Lest we forget:
“In July-August 1972 Fonda made her infamous trip to North Vietnam. By this time, over 50,000 Americans had been killed in the war. While there, she posed for pictures on an anti-aircraft gun that had been used to shoot down American planes, and she volunteered to do aradio broadcast from Hanoi. She made approximately eight radio addresses, during which she told American pilots in the area:
‘Use of these bombs or condoning the use of these bombs makes one a war criminal and in the past, in Germany and Japan, men who committed these kinds of crimes were tried and executed.’
Fonda’s propaganda efforts played a major role in prolonging the war and increasing the death toll. As North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin explained in a postwar interview with The Wall Street Journal, the American antiwar movement ‘was essential to our strategy. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda . . . gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses.’”
Her actions are unforgivable, IMO.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/etownmoviepalace
I need to find his e-mail or real address and thank him.
For yours or others use...here is his 'Movie Palace' Facebook page.
Perhaps on the return trip from the grave of the #1 traitor from that conflict - john french kerry.
I’m a Vietnam vet who heard Fonda call us `babykillers and war criminals’ on the shortwave in 1972. We could feel & see how NVA morale was strengthened by her treasonous words broadcast from Hanoi.
I have waited over forty years to learn of Jane Fonda meeting a violent end. However, Satan protects his own.
Bravo to this theater owner. Just like the restaurant owner years ago who refused to let Fonda enter after she bellowed, “Do you know who I am!!!?”
He replied, “Yes, I know who you are and you are not welcome here.”
I will rejoice at the news of the death of Jane Fonda.
I intend to eat a lot of chili beans with jalapenos and drink a lot of beer about 18 hours before I visit both their graves.
I want to not just piss on them, but give each one a big steaming pile of what I think they both are.
I’ll do a large baked bean supper prior to my visit.
FWIW, Elizabethtown or “E Town” is not far from Ft.Campbell,KY.
Plus this movie is mostly fiction.Loosely based on a ‘true story’.
His mom was never raped, his kid doesn’t die in Vietnam,etc,etc. If that’s a spoiler, tough shiite.
LMAO Thank you for your Service Soldier.
And thank you for your service!
We were up in I Corp and the B-52’s she wanted to shoot down helped us on more than one occasion.