Theater in Kentucky Won't Show The Butler

According to the Hollywood Reporter, a local theater owner in Elizabethtown, KY is refusing to show Lee Daniels' The Butler because of Jane Fonda's political views 40 years ago.  Apparently this guy holds quite a grudge. He trained pilots in the Vietnam War and is himself a Korean War vet, and accuses her of treason, refusing to show anything with her in it. He said, "I trained hundreds of pilots to fly, many of whom Ms. Fonda clapped and cheered as they were shot down."

This whole thing is completely ridiculous of course, and obviously doing something like this draws attention to the guy, but that is quite a level of hatred to hold towards a celebrity for 4 decades, don't you think? And how is this fair to the people who, you know, want to see the movie (a movie that she's barely in, by the way).

I mean, he has every right to protest, but he's probably losing money in the process, and it doesn't seem right to inflict his own bias on the people who might want to see the movie. And seriously dude, she has maybe 1 minute of screen time. Seems awfully petty.