For decades now, Jane Fonda has maintained an illustrious career and advocated for many pressing issues. Even at 81, she shows no signs of slowing down, as she has just as much fiery passion as she did in her youth. Proving how iconic she truly is, Buzzfeed noted how she recently won a prestigious film award while being arrested during a climate change protest. Fonda received the BAFTA Stanley Kubrick's Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. The BAFTA awards stand for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, according to The Sun. At the time, she was being arrested, so she submitted an acceptance video in her place, which was played during the televised awards ceremony.
"Thank you! I'm sorry I'm not there! I'm very honored!" exclaimed Fonda as she held up the plastic handcuffs to indicate her present situation. Even while police physically lead her away from the protest, she still exuded a regal gratitude, once again reminding us of the queen that she is.
Jane Fonda, along with several other prominent celebrities, was advocating for politicians to better address the current climate change crisis. She created Fire Drill Fridays, where every Friday until January, she will organize and lead protests directly on Capitol Hill. This session was merely the first of many future protests, so one measly arrest won't stop Fonda from achieving her goals.
Fonda wasn't alone in her activism efforts. She's gotten several celebrity friends to partake in the event with her, as well as be arrested. The most recent cameo was The Good Place star Ted Danson, who participated in the event with a wide grin on his face.
People on Twitter were quick to praise Fonda's tenacity and long-standing commitment to causes she believes in, with quite a lot of users proclaiming her as their rightful queen.
This is just one of many social awareness campaigns that Jane Fonda has performed, and this is certainly not the first time she's been arrested for bold protests. Nothing is going to hold her back from continuing to fight for what she believes in, and that's why she has achieved such a well-deserved 'icon' status in pop culture.