On June 20, Oscar-winning actor Peter Fonda made a disgusting comment about President Trump's youngest son, Barron Trump. In the since-deleted tweet, Fonda called for the 12-year-old to be "ripped" from his mother's arms and placed in a "cage with pedophiles."
The tweet was designed to draw attention to the separation of children from their parents at the southern border. However, the vile tweet was flagged by Secret Service as threatening to Barron.
After the tweet was flagged, Fonda issued an apology. He also made a sad attempt to explain his violent rhetoric.
"I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television. Like many Americans, I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far," he wrote in a statement provided to Fox News. "It was wrong and I should not have done it. I immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused."
During the initial stream of tweets, he also advocated for threatening to take immigration agents' children away from them.
He tweeted, “We don’t have to take the agents kids, we only need to surround their schools and scare the [expletive] out of them and worry the [expletive] out of the agents. WE NEED TO SCARE THE [EXPLETIVE] OUT OF THEM! NEED TO MAKE THEIR CHILDREN WORRY NOW.”
Fonda tweeted again, aimed directly at President Trump, calling him a “monster,” and tweeting, “These Republican [expletive] are all in on it! The chief [expletive] is happy we are all very upset. We have to get even more angry with these Republicans.”
Twitter users reacted strongly to his tweets. Even liberal news outlet TMZ said Fonda had crossed a "dangerous line."
His older brother, Donald Trump Jr., is calling for Twitter to suspend Fonda's account and for his upcoming movie to be boycotted. Fonda has a movie called "Boundaries" coming out on June 22nd.
As media analyst Mark Dice pointed out, Fonda appears to be allowed to keep his movie. Roseanne's show, on the other hand, was canceled just hours after tweeting a joke.
"So actor Peter Fonda (@IAmFonda) calls for Trump’s 12 year old son to be raped by pedophiles and @SonyPictures is still releasing his new movie, but Roseanne makes a joke about someone and her show is canceled within hours. That’s Hollywood," he wrote."
Since Fonda's inflammatory and awful tweet, President Trump made a major move about immigration at the Southern border. Read about his big league promise about immigration.