In a recent interview, actress Jane Fonda called for the imprisonment of white men for the climate crisis. “We need to hold the people who are responsible for this crisis accountable,” she said. “And those people are white men.”
Fonda’s comments have been met with widespread criticism, with many people accusing her of racism and sexism. However, Fonda has defended her comments, saying that she is simply speaking the truth. “The climate crisis is a man-made crisis,” she said. “And it is white men who have been the primary beneficiaries of the fossil fuel industry.”
Fonda’s comments are just the latest in a series of controversial statements she has made about the climate crisis. In the past, she has called for a global strike against climate change and has even been arrested for protesting at the White House.
Conservatives have largely condemned Fonda’s comments, calling them divisive and counterproductive. They argue that her focus on race and gender is a distraction from the real issue, which is climate change.
In an interview with Michael Moynihan on Viceland’s “The Impeachment Show,” Fonda asserted that oil executives and enabling politicians “should all be tried for crimes against humanity and nature,” prompting Moynihan to ask, “So, you want to see sort of a Nuremberg trial for climate criminals?” Fonda replied, “Yeah, I would.”
“It’s too late now for moderation,” Fonda answered. “Because of the fossil fuel industry, we have to elect people who are very brave because what they have to do, what we have to do, what we have to make them do is unprecedented. … I think that democracy is teetering on the edge of collapse … that’s why we need to go into the streets. Our government is being ruled by fossil fuel. That’s a fact that can be proven. The war are being fought for oil. Our men and women are being killed and maimed, wounded psychologically and physically because of oil. I mean, they should all be tried for crimes against humanity and nature.”