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Vietnam Vet Spits in Jane Fonda's Face

Vietnam vet spits in Jane Fonda's face
Man waits 90 minutes in line, calls her a ‘traitor’


Diane Bondareff / AP


Jane Fonda signs a copy of her autobiography for her editor, Kate Medina, center, during a book signing earlier this month in New York. She recently said she regretted some of her antiwar activities, but many veterans haven't forgiven her.

Updated: 3:48 p.m. ET April 20, 2005

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A man who said he was a Vietnam veteran spat tobacco juice in Jane Fonda’s face at a Kansas City book signing, police said Wednesday.

The man, 54-year-old Michael Smith, waited in line for about 90 minutes before spitting a “large amount” of tobacco juice into Fonda’s face, according to Kansas City police.

Smith was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

The 67-year-old Oscar-winning actress was in town as part of a book-signing tour for her newly released autobiography titled “My Life So Far.”



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Michael Smith, who spat in Fonda's face, is seen in this photo released by the Kansas City, Mo. police
In the book, she addresses her position as a polarizing figure for many Vietnam veterans and others who were outraged when Fonda made a highly publicized trip to Hanoi to oppose the Vietnam war in 1972.

During that trip she was photographed laughing as she sat on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft tank.

In an interview with the Kansas City Star, Smith said Fonda was a “traitor” who had been spitting in the faces of war veterans for years.

“There are a lot of veterans who would love to do what I did,” the Star quoted Smith as saying.

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But she didn't spit in your face physically, did she? This guy looks and sounds like he needs to go back to elementary school. What a fuckin retard
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But she didn't spit in your face physically, did she? This guy looks and sounds like he needs to go back to elementary school. What a fuckin retard
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Ewww...who chews tobacco? This man looks fucked up. Jane Fonda should know that any anti-war stance gets the nut jobs upset.
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Ewww...who chews tobacco? This man looks fucked up. Jane Fonda should know that any anti-war stance gets the nut jobs upset.
just "any anti-war stance" try again.

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I hope she presses charges against him.
I certainly would.

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Janes book was really great. well i mean what i've read is great. I'm about 1/2 way through. I just love the woman and her acting is superb. i'm glad shes back (somewhat) in the spotlight.

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There was nothing wrong with what she did. The fact that we basically went to war with a people just because we didn't like that they wouldn't accept our version of capitalism (or really because we couldn't exploit them anymore) is just pathetic.


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But she didn't spit in your face physically, did she? This guy looks and sounds like he needs to go back to elementary school. What a fuckin retard
You need to re-read your history books. Mizz Fonda posed with the enemy on a tank and therefore spat in the face of soldiers doing their job.

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whatever.

this guy is clearly a nut job. firstly the woman said she was sorry and really regretted what she did, secondly its clear to day that what was going on in vietman was fucked up, so i dont understand people who didnt have the sense to see THEN how fucked it was, getting irate at those who did . and lastly, in america vengance crimes are still crimes. period.

what he did was wrong and illegal, what she did was not illegal and she regrets it. end of story.

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as an aside, why doesnt this man spit in the face tobacco in the face of those who sent him to vietman in the first place.

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You need to re-read your history books. Mizz Fonda posed with the enemy on a tank and therefore spat in the face of soldiers doing their job.
i dont know what country you are in, but in america, its illegal and fucked up to spit nasty ass shit in peoples faces because they hurt your feelings (mind you she said she was sorry and regretted what she had done).

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i dont know what country you are in, but in america, its illegal and fucked up to spit nasty ass shit in peoples faces because they hurt your feelings (mind you she said she was sorry and regretted what she had done).
yeah, but it's also very easy to say "i'm sorry" and not mean it when you have a book out and a crappy movie with j.lo coming out, cos you want people to like you and put more money in your pocket.

i think what he did was terrible, but her actions were certainly no better.


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i dont know what country you are in, but in america, its illegal and fucked up to spit nasty ass shit in peoples faces because they hurt your feelings (mind you she said she was sorry and regretted what she had done).
I am in The USA (check my flag in my avatar). And while it's disrespectful for sure to spit in someone's face (not sure about illegal), perhaps you should direct that comment to all the people who spat in the face of the soldiers returning home from Viet Nam.

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It's amazing to see people act like this is the first time that Jane has apologized for posing in the aircraft gun photo in 1972. When the fact is that she has apologized for that many times before. There's only so much a person can do and as Jane said, her critics are so blinded by their hate that nothing she says or does will make them change their minds.

This idiot spitting on Jane is no different from the silly liberals who throw cream pies at the likes of Ann Coulter & Pat Buchanan. And yet I didn't see the right-wingers trying to excuse that sort of behavior...
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I am in The USA (check my flag in my avatar). And while it's disrespectful for sure to spit in someone's face (not sure about illegal), perhaps you should direct that comment to all the people who spat in the face of the soldiers returning home from Viet Nam.
The anti vietnam war demonstrators judged by history were correct in their stance.
The USA LOST the war, thousands of americans (and many other nationalities) died needlessly..it broke the american army to the point where it took a decade or more to rebuild and many lessons were learned about not repeating the same mistake - until Bush took power that is..

Where is the anger from the Vets towards the people who decided they should go to war needlessly??

This is misplaced anger at its worst.
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