Fonda's grandchildren were among the 38 others arrested at the actress' weekly #FireDrillFriday protests.
The celebrity family that gets arrested together, stays together, am I right? In a post uploaded to social media platform Instagram, the Grace and Frankie star Jane Fonda, a climate activist herself, revealed that her grandson just got arrested for civil disobedience. Like her, he was protesting climate change too. The photograph displays her grandson walking to his "proud grandma," perhaps right before she embraced him in a tight hug. Fonda has been involved in a lifetime of activism — from civil rights to women empowerment and, now, to climate change. It looks like her actions have inspired younger generations, too, to stand up and fight for the future of the planet.
The incident took place when the actress continued her #FireDrillFriday protests against climate change last week. This time, her grandchildren joined in to support her and, of course, the environmental cause. During the protest, like her and many of her celebrity friends, her grandchildren were arrested by police officers. They were charged with civil disobedience. Luckily, they were able to get out of the arrest on bail. The actress posted on Instagram: Greeting my grandson just leased after #FireFrillFriday arrest for civil disobedience. Proud grandma. She added that her granddaughter was arrested as well, along with 38 others. As of late, Fonda has had to take a backseat from all of that "being arrested" business as she is scheduled to start filming for a new season of the Netflix Original version of Grace and Frankie soon.
She recently explained, "I have to be careful not to get to a point where they’re going to keep me for 90 days because I have to begin preparing for Grace and Frankie in January. So I’m not going to get arrested every time. They give you three warnings and so I will step away at the third warning." Luckily, she has lots of famous friends to fill in for her! Her grandchildren apart, many other celebrities, actors, and others have stepped in to fill her shoes. Last week, Young Sheldon star Iain Armitage was one of the stars who attended the #FireDrillFriday protest. He delivered a moving speech on stage. In addition to little Armitage, comedian Paul Scheer, Fonda’s onscreen daughter on Grace and Frankie June Diane Raphe, Marg Helgenberger, Diane Lane, Piper Perabo, Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, and Catherine Keener were in attendance.
Fonda announced the weekly #FireDrillFriday protests in a video uploaded to Instagram earlier this year on October 10, 2019. She stated, "As Greta Thunberg said, ‘This is a crisis. We have to act like our house is on fire, because it is.’ She’s right, just like the young people from Standing Rock, the kids on the islands disappearing under the Pacific and in Houston and Flint and Kern County, and so many other places. They’re all right. This is an urgent, major crisis. And they’re asking [for] our help." The movement quickly gained momentum and dozens of individuals show up for the protests every single week. Hopefully, with all the effort that citizens are putting in, our lawmakers will finally start listening, step up to perform their political duty, and fulfill their ethical obligations to our planet.