In the summer of 1972, Jane Fonda took a two week tour of North Vietnam at the tail end of the Vietnam War. Those two weeks would create a controversy that has lasted till this day, with many labeling Fonda as a traitor, giving her the name “Hanoi Jane,” and protesting her at every turn. It’s a decision she’s on record as saying she will regret her entire life.
Fonda told the audience she made a “huge mistake” that led many to think she was against soldiers fighting in Vietnam, and it’s something that she’ll take to her grave. She says she understands their anger and that it makes her sad.