*A central Kentucky theater owner who trained pilots during the Vietnam War is refusing to show the nation’s No. 1 movie, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” because co-star Jane Fonda was an outspoken opponent of the conflict.
Ike Boutwell owns MoviePalace and Showtime Cinemas in Elizabethtown. He tells The News-Enterprise he won’t show the popular film about a butler who served eight U.S. presidents because it has Fonda starring as former first lady Nancy Reagan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Boutwell said Fonda’s statements and demonstrations against the Vietnam War caused him to view her as a traitor, and he won’t show any movie involving her in his theaters.
The Korean War veteran said: “I trained hundreds of pilots to fly, many of whom Ms. Fonda clapped and cheered as they were shot down.”
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