Jane Fonda Joins TikTok to “Work Out for the Planet”

Jane Fonda made her TikTok debut as part of a call to action for virtual Fire Drill Fridays, a rally to stop the climate crisis.

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If there was ever anyone who could convince you to finally join TikTok, it’s probably Jane Fonda.

The actor and activist made her TikTok debut, initially appearing to bring back her eponymous abdominal workout, which changed the game for at-home videos and exercise in the 1980s.

But she quickly revealed that her first foray into TikTok is actually a call to action for Fire Drill Fridays, the activist’s weekly rally to pressure politicians to pass a Green New Deal and save the planet from the current climate crisis. This time, though, due to the coronavirus, Fire Drill Friday will be virtual.

Instead of rallying on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Fonda is calling upon her followers to join her for a rally on her Instagram Live or TikTok page to tackle the climate crisis while staying at home in accordance with suggested social distancing guidelines.

After demonstrating that she can indeed still do the abdominal workout at 82 years old, Fonda appeared in her signature red Fire Drill Friday coat (the last piece of clothing she swears she will ever buy) to announce that there are “too many workouts happening right now on television and on computers” and that what she really wants is for everyone to “work out for the planet.” And just to prove that she is really online, the video was overlayed with plenty of emojis.

You can join Fonda for virtual Fire Drill Fridays “whether you’re on your couch or your yoga mat” as part of her efforts “to keep the pressure on politicians to adopt a #GreenNewDeal, end new fossil fuels, and enact a just transition to a renewable economy that protects workers and communities.” And if you do feel like practicing her original workout, it’s on Amazon for less than $10.

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