Vet Protests Actress Jane Fonda's Recent Movie Role

Published: Aug. 18, 2013 at 3:00 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM CDT
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A Duncan man is out in protest against Lee Daniel's new movie The Butler; he said he's not angry about the story line but instead doesn't like the lead actress.

Friday, just before the first showing, H.L. Bryant and his great nephew sat outside Duncan's Carmike Cinema to protest actress Jane Fonda's role in the film. She portrays Nancy Reagan, wife of Republican President Ronald Reagan.

Bryant, a Vietnam vet, said he was outraged with Fonda's casting role because of her controversial views expressed during the Vietnam War.

She took a public stance against the war and even went so far as to call U.S. soldiers baby killers and murderers.

Bryant believes her actions were unpatriotic and should not be forgotten.

"After spending two and a half years in the country over there and witnessing her treasonous actions, that I perceive to be treasonous acts -- I think it's a gross insult to a very fine, conservative, elegant woman," said Bryant.

Bryant maintains he has no other issue with the film. But said his protest is part of a larger national effort started by a California veteran.

Bryant has been joined by other supporters in his protest and said  he planed to be out every day until the movie was banned from the theatre.