16 Jul '11, 9pm

Jane Fonda: QVC axed my appearance over politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Jane Fonda says she's been banished from QVC amid concerns about her political past. The network says it was a routine programming change. Fonda was set to appear on the home-shopping channel on Saturday to promote her new book on aging, "Prime Time." But the day before, she learned her segment had been cancelled. In a statement posted on her website, Fonda says QVC told her of receiving "a lot of calls" from viewers criticizing her opposition to the Vietnam War and threatening to boycott the show if she was allowed to appear. Fonda goes on to say she is "deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure" and declares, "I love my country." Paul Capelli, a spokesman for West Chester, Pa.-based QVC, confirmed Fonda's cancelled appearance, but specified no reason. "It's not unusual to have a schedule change with our shows and guests with littl...

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