Actress and liberal activist Jane Fonda blamed the “climate crisis” on racism during an appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.”
The 85-year-old actress joined her “80 for Brady” co-stars Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field on the talk show Monday to promote their new movie and discuss what motivated them to get involved in social activism.
“Well, you know, you can take anything — sexism, racism, misogyny, homophobia, whatever, the war,” the actress said. “And if you really get into it, and study it and learn about it and the history of it and everything’s connected. There’d be no climate crisis if it wasn’t for racism.”
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When Moreno asked Fonda to elaborate, she replied, “Where would they put the s—?”
“Where would they put the poison and the pollution?” Fonda continued. “They’re not gonna put it in Bel Air. They’ve got to find some place where poor people or indigenous people or people of color are living. Put it there. They can’t fight back. And that’s why a big part of the climate movement now has to do with climate justice.”
Fonda added that she plans to spend four months in Washington, D.C. to attend a series of climate change rallies and sit-ins, saying she was inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.