By Jane Nambi
A theater refused to show Oprah Winfrey’s movie, The Butler because of one of the stars.
The owner of the theater found in central Kentucky theater trained pilots during the Vietnam War yet one of the stars of the movie, Jane Fonda was an outspoken opponent of the conflict.
Ike Boutwell owns MoviePalace and Showtime Cinemas in Elizabethtown. He said he won’t show the popular flick about a butler who served eight U.S. presidents because it has Fonda starring as former first lady Nancy Reagan. 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.
“I trained hundreds of pilots to fly, many of whom Ms. Fonda clapped and cheered as they were shot down,” he said.