The “Roseanne” double standard lives on.
On Wednesday, Hollywood actor Peter Fonda went on an obscene Twitter spree, writing in a since-deleted tweet, “We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles.”
In addition to targeting the president’s 12-year-old son Barron Trump, the Oscar-nominated actor wrote in the all-caps tweet that he’d like to see if first lady Melania Trump would “stand up against the giant [expletive] she is married to.”
Fonda apologized to the Trump family, much like Roseanne Barr’s apology after her own controversial tweet, but — surprise, surprise — Sony did not do much to penalize the actor, who appears in “Boundaries,” a film being released by the company today.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Sony Pictures Classics wrote, “Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely. It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film. To pull or alter this film at this point would unfairly penalize the filmmaker Shana Feste’s accomplishment, the many actors, crew members and other creative talent that worked hard on the project. We plan to open the film as scheduled this weekend, in a limited release of five theaters.”
In other words, it wouldn’t hurt business too much because nobody seems to care when someone criticizes the president, even when they advocate for the rape of his 12-year-old child.
But sadly, Fonda isn’t the only example of entertainers advocating for violence against Trump’s family.
On Wednesday, not long after Fonda’s disturbing tweet, a Canadian TV writer named Pat Dussault sent the following tweet to Donald Trump Jr.: “Don’t worry, we’re coming for Chloe, too.”
Chloe is Donald Trump Jr.’s four-year-old daughter.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), whom Dussault works for, hasn’t taken any action.
So, liberal entertainers like Fonda and Dussault suffer no consequences from their employers for tweeting disturbing threats against children.
Meanwhile, Trump-supporter Roseanne Barr had her show cancelled by ABC within hours.
Yep, the “Roseanne” double standard lives on.