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Korean War vet bans ‘The Butler’ from his movie theater due to Jane Fonda’s involvement
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A Korean War veteran, who has owned the MoviePalace in Elizabethtown, Ky., for more than three decades is refusing to run "The Butler" due to the anti-Vietnam War stance of one of its lead actresses, the Blaze reported.
Ike Boutwell said he has never let a movie with Jane Fonda play in his theater.
The film — a biopic of a White House butler who served eight presidents — stars Miss Fonda as Nancy Reagan.
"I trained hundreds of pilots to fly, many of whom Ms. Fonda clapped and cheered as they were shot down," the former Marine said of the pilots he trained to fly, the local News-Enterprise reported.
"To add to this, I just really think it's a slap in the face to have a person of treason portray a patriotic lady, Mrs. Reagan," Mr. Boutwell said. "I just think that is throwing gas on the fire."
"In life, you've got to stand for something, and that's where I stand," he added. "It makes me feel that I'm honoring those who died for this country."
The Blaze points out that the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
"Kudos to Ike Boutwell for NOT showing The Butler'. There are a lot of folks talking about your theater standing up to Hanoi Jane," one commenter wrote on Movie Palace's Facebook page.
"Good on you, Sir! Your actions are the epitome of Semper Fidelis!" another person wrote.
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