Thursday, February 13, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Jane Fonda Edition

Not only is Jane Fonda, by definition, a throwback but from now on apparently her clothing will be as well:

As part of her fight against climate change, Jane chose to wear the long-sleeve, open back dress for a second time after originally debuting it at the 67th International Cannes Film Festival in 2014.

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Nearly unrecognizable in her cosmetic quest to remain relevant

The activist also added a simple, yet powerful touch with her now-famous red coat. Back in November, she declared it was “the last article of clothing” she would ever buy. [liar]

“When I talk to people and say, ‘We don’t really need to keep shopping. We shouldn’t look to shopping for our identity. We don’t need more stuff,’ I have to walk the talk,” she said on Capitol Hill. “So I’m not buying any more clothes.” [liar] Since then, the coat has accompanied her to a handful of protests and subsequently, to jail. GH

I’m sure you remember how I documented Jane’s commitment to her cause last December:

Pictured: Fonda holding a 'Fire Drill Fridays' protest poster while marching in Washington, D.C. on Friday

It turns out she did not wish to disrupt her way of life too much while demanding that you do just that.

Speculation for the early departure revolved around Fonda being potentially slapped with a longer stay in jail after racking up a number of misdemeanors in a short amount of time. Last week, she spent the night in jail after her fourth arrest. She reportedly faced weeks this time around.

You see, here’s the inconvenient truth: as Jane explained to The Hollywood Reporter earlier last week, getting arrested for the 5th time would be quite inconvenient for her:

Fonda spoke about her night in jail and plans for her fifth week of demonstrations "I have to be careful not to get to a point where they're going to keep me for 90 days because I have to begin preparing for “Grace and Frankie” in January. So I'm not going to get arrested every time. They give you three warnings and so I will step away at the third warning," she said.

But by the time the Oscars rolled around Jane was back to her virtue signaling life-style of the rich and famous. She communicated her sacrifices to the world in this very special tweet:

Could you sound more elitist if you tried? I admit I don’t know what “ethically harvested gold” entails but  I find the use of “sustainable” with respect to anything that takes 3 billion years to form somewhat farcical. But if that’s her biggest concern she should give a hat tip to the De Beer’s cartel which for over a hundred years ensured the sustainability of diamonds by controlling the global market through supply manipulation.

I would also think that if you are so concerned about anthropogenic climate change due to the carbon footprint of the human species that you would eschew diamonds altogether; just leave those former chunks of carbon in the ground where they belong, next to all the oil and gas.

I suspect “off with her head” is a bit harsh, but I do wish the Red Queen would just shut up and act.

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Or maybe just shup up.