Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Peter Fonda, star of the 1969 classic film Easy Rider appeared at the Cannes Film Festival to promote The Big Fix, called President Obama a “fucking traitor” over his handling of the BP/Deepwater Horizon disaster that sent millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
Fonda is a co-producer on The Big Fix and an environmentalist.
He accused Washington of trying to gag unfettered reporting on the spill:
“I sent an email to President Obama saying, ‘You are a fucking traitor.’ You’re a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military, in this case the Coastguard, what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do.”
Fonda sent the email to Obama last week. In the The Big Fix, Fonda tries to get on the Louisiana beaches to assess the impact of the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, only to be turned away by BP’s clean-up personnel.