Oscar winner and longtime political activist Jane Fonda is lashing out at a cable network after it canceled an appearance by the actress under threat of a viewer boycott, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cable shopping network QVC canceled Fonda’s appearance to promote her new book "Prime Time" after angry callers said they would boycott the network if Fonda appeared, the story reports.
On Fonda’s blog, the actress wrote she was disappointed "that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure by some well-funded and organized political extremist groups."
Fonda was scheduled to appear Saturday.
"I could have pointed out that threats of boycotts are nothing new for me and have never prevented me from having best-selling books and exercise DVDs, films, and a Broadway play," she wrote on her blog.
Fonda’s new book, from Random House, hits stores Aug. 9. She previously released the autobiography “My Life So Far.”