Peter Fonda Apologizes For Saying Barron Trump Should Be Put ‘In A Cage With Pedophiles’

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On Wednesday, Peter Fonda issued an apology for writing on Twitter that 12-year-old Barron Trump should be ripped from Melania Trump‘s arms, and be put “in a cage with pedophiles.”

The day before, the 78-year-old actor wrote the controversial message in response to Donald Trump‘s family separation immigration policy.

Related: Melania Trump Wants To ‘Positively Impact Children’ Separation Crisis

(On Wednesday, the President signed an executive order to “keep families together” at the border, partially reversing his new policy. However, he warned that “zero tolerance” prosecution will continue for those who enter the country illegally.)

According to a screenshot, Fonda’s tweet read:

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According to The Blast, the Secret Service are “aware of the Tweet made by Mr. Fonda.” However, “as a matter of practice, [they] do not comment on matters involving protective intelligence.”

Barron’s half-brother Donald Trump Jr. SLAMMED Fonda on social media by calling him “a bully and a coward.”

“You’re clearly a sick individual and everyone is an internet badass but rather than attack an 11 year old like a bully and a coward why don’t you pick on someone a bit bigger. LMK.”

After the tweet went viral, a rep for the thespian issued the following statement, apologizing for the “highly inappropriate and vulgar” post:

“I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television… Like many Americans, I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far. It was wrong and I should not have done it. I immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused.”

So, so disturbing…

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

Jun 20, 2018 6:15pm PDT