‘It is a tragedy that we have to absolutely stop. We have to arrest and jail those men — they’re all men [behind this],’ she said Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival.
She added there ‘would be no climate crisis if there was no racism.’
White men are the things that matter and then everything else [is] at the bottom,’ the outspoken actor said of the ‘hierarchy’ that gives men power.
Fonda first shared her thoughts about the connection between racism and climate change in an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show earlier this year.’Where would they put the sh*t,’ she said.
‘They’re not gonna put it in Bel Air. They’ve got to find someplace where poor people or indigenous people or people of color are living.’
Fonda also called for those in positions to act quickly as she says there is less than a decade to save the planet from the effects of climate change.
‘This is serious. We’ve got about seven, eight years to cut ourselves in half of what we use of fossil fuels, and unfortunately, the people that have the least responsibility for it are hit the hardest,’ she said.
‘Global South, people on islands, poor people of color,’ the actress continued.
Her comments came after a question from the audience at the famed film fest.
‘It’s good for us all to realize, there would be no climate crisis if there was no racism. There would be no climate crisis if there was no patriarchy,’ Fonda stated.
‘A mindset that sees things in a hierarchical way. White men are the things that matter and then everything else [is] at the bottom,’ she explained.
Now, Jane Fonda’s claims that climate change would not have existed without racism and white men did not sit right with many users calling her a ‘traitor,’and one of them commenting:
‘She should be serving a life sentence for treason…’