Sony Pictures Classics condemns Peter Fonda for his ugly tweets (but will still release his new film)

Sony Pictures Classics condemns Peter Fonda for his ugly tweets (but will still release his new film)
Peter Fonda (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – A followup to this story. Warning: Graphic language]

In the wake of Peter Fonda’s incendiary tweet about the first family for which the actor has already apologized, Sony Pictures Classics on Wednesday evening said that it is moving forward with plans to release the indie feature Boundaries, in which Fonda has a supporting role, even as it condemned his remarks as “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous.”

Responding to the sight of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the Easy Rider actor on Tuesday issued an all-caps tweet that read, “WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL [SIC] STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO. 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY. FUCK.”

In response, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, “As an FYI @SonyPictures has a movie with him dropping in a few days. I wonder if they will apply the same rules to @iamfonda that they did to @therealroseanne. I have a strange suspicion that they wont do anything. Please RT, we deserve an answer!”

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