In anticipation of Jane Fonda’s commencement speech on June 13 at UCLA’s school of Theater, Film and Television, posters by street artist Sabo depicting the actress-turned-activist as “Hanoi Jane” have started appearing around Westwood and surrounding areas.
The name “Hanoi Jane” refers to the Vietnam War, in which Jane Fonda denounced American soldiers as “war criminals.” The actress was notoriously photographed astride an anti-aircraft battery, wearing the helmet of a North Vietnamese soldier.
The posters incorporate a mugshot of Fonda for an arrest in 1970. The art reads “June 13th We Wish American Bombers Would Fly Over UCLA” and then to the right of Fonda’s image are the words “Hanoi Jane Commencement Speaker.”
Sabo is the same artist who created posters of Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (R-Texas) in March of this year.