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Jane Fonda slams QVC over political axing

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Jane Fonda has slammed shopping network QVC for cancelling a scheduled appearance following pressure from political activists.

Fonda had been due to promote her new self-help book Prime Time earlier today, but the network pulled her spot for fear of a boycott over Fonda's stance on the Vietnam War.

"I was to have been on QVC today to introduce my book Prime Time about ageing and the life cycle," Fonda wrote on her official website. "I am, to say the least, deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind if insane pressure by some well-funded and organised political extremist groups.

Fonda said that she was most hurt by the fact that QVC had axed her segment without discussing it with her first, as well as failing to notify the network's viewers of the change in scheduling.

"I have never shied away from talking about this as I have nothing to hide," Fonda continued. "I could have pointed out that threats of boycotts are nothing new for me and have never prevented me from having best-selling books and exercise DVDs, films, and a Broadway play.

"I love my country. I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us."

Last year, Fonda admitted that she was hoping to make a return to cable television sometime soon.

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