Kentucky theater owner blocks ‘The Butler’

Jane FondaIt appears not everyone has jumped on The Butler bandwagon.

A theater owner in Kentucky is refusing to show the film because it features actress Jane Fonda, local news station Khou.com reported. Ike Boutwell, who owns the Movie Palace and Showtime Cinemas in Elizabethtown, explained, “If I supported Jane Fonda, I feel like I’d be spitting on the graves of our servicemen who died for this nation. That’s how I feel about it.”

A Korean War veteran, Boutwell is anti-Fonda specifically because of her anti-war views, which were made apparent during the Vietnam War.

“I cannot support treason, that’s what we are talking about here. Aid and conflict to the enemy is treason and she gave aid and conflict to the enemy,” he said of Fonda.

Despite his possible loss of thousands of dollars in profits because of refusing to show the film, Boutwell holds firm to his decision.

“Honey, if it makes me go broke, I could care less,” he said. “You got to stand for something and this is what I stand for.”

The theater owner also demostrated his disapproval of Fonda during the release of her film Monster In Law in 2005. He received letters from across the country commending him for refusing to show the film.

Fonda stars as Nancy Reagan in The Butler. The film chronicles the life and career of Cecil Gaines, a White House butler who served eight presidents, including Ronald Reagan. The film was released on August 16 and has grossed over $80 million in ticket sales.

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