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Easy Rider Star Fonda Disses Obama

2011-easy-rider-star-fonda-disses-obamaPeter Fonda Vs. President Obama

Since his appearance in the 1960s counter-culture biker flick, Easy Rider, Peter Fonda has progressively gone greener and greener.

The motorcycle film icon, who piloted a stretched 1951 Harley-Davidson Panhead to New Orleans in Easy Rider, is now an active enviromentalist. In his latest film effort, he has co-produced the film “The Big Fix, which tells the story of the last year’s BP oil rig disaster off the coast of Louisiana.

And at the recent Cannes Film Festival in France, Fonda stirred up some controversy when he allegedly called President Barack Obama a traitor in an email, it was reported by The Telegraph.

The Telegraph reported that Fonda sent n an email to President Obama last week, stating: “I sent an email to President Obama saying, ‘You are a (expletive) 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.”

Peter Fonda was also reported to call the BP staff Brits who he “thought we kicked them out a long time ago.”

These are some heavy words for a man who did some much for motorcycle culture. And it’s going to be a talker…opinions are welcome.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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