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Pamela Anderson is known for baring all — and she’s doing that with her opinions about the #MeToo movement.
In an interview with 60 Minutes Australia, the Playboy pinup and Baywatch actress talked about the movement, which has seen women and men share their stories about being sexually harassed and assaulted. She said she’s not a fan of this “wave of feminism.”
“Feminism can go too far. I'm a feminist, but I think that this third wave of feminism is a bore. I think it paralyses men.” Pamela Anderson criticises the #MeToo movement, warning women to use “common sense” @PamFoundation #60Mins pic.twitter.com/6dUmvbueRu
— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) November 4, 2018
“I think this feminism can go too far,” she said. “I’m a feminist, but I think that this third wave of feminism is a bore. I think it paralyzes men.”
She continued, “I think that this #MeToo movement is a bit too much for me. I’m sorry; I’ll probably get killed for saying that.”
Anderson didn’t end there. She criticized disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein’s many accusers — similar to sentiments she expressed on Megyn Kelly Today last year.
“My mother taught me don’t go to a hotel with a stranger,” Anderson said. “If someone opens the door in a bathrobe and it’s supposed to be a business meeting, maybe I should go with somebody else. I think some things are just common sense.”
She jokingly added, “Or, if you go in, get the job. I’m Canadian, I’m going to speak my mind. I’m sorry, I’m not politically correct.”
While Anderson doesn’t think #MeToo has helped feminism, many are saying she’s the one not helping feminism.
Dumb comments. Dumb.
She cannot criticize #metoo without victim-blaming. According to Anderson, Harvey Weinstein’s victims should have known better than be alone with him.
— Mike Phillips (@sacwriter) November 5, 2018
Pamela Anderson condemning the #MeToo movement is a shame. Such a successful sex symbol should want to fight for other women and should understand the struggle of getting through a sexual assault. This is why we must fight even harder.
— The Feminist Report (@FeministReport) November 5, 2018
This is a trash headline, no one cares about Pamela Anderson. It's 2018 and women support other women thank u, next https://t.co/ZeCP0Vt5Et
— jessi (@jessicadudra) November 6, 2018
Pamela Anderson said on 60 Minutes that she's a feminist, but considers third wave feminism to be a bore. Is she more of a fan of the second-wave feminism that would condemn her for praising Playboy and Hugh Hefner as empowering? She seems v confused
— Cathy (@catherinebouris) November 5, 2018
I would have thought she’d support #MeTooMovement since she was hired often times for her physical traits.
— Gator74 (@ZieglerGretchen) November 5, 2018
How ironic! I call Pamela Anderson a bore!
— Jennifer Collins (@Jennife97571361) November 6, 2018
Of all people Pamela Anderson doesn't speak for me! Her opinion is just that, hers. https://t.co/LYM86L4tsZ
— Dian living a simple life -original Lady Di (@dian_simplethin) November 6, 2018
Things can go too far, like the perceived importance of Pamela Anderson’s opinions.
— wrmineo (@wrmineo) November 6, 2018
Does this dumb bimbo, not know that most sexual assaults are committed by people KNOWN to the victim. It's clear her mother didn't teach her common sense!
Pamela Anderson Says #MeToo Movement Is 'a Bit Too Much' and Feminism Is 'a Bore' https://t.co/j6c643iWTp
— Gina Brown (@mzgee41) November 5, 2018
Anderson has spoken about being molested by a female babysitter as a child and having nonconsensual sexual experiences with men early in her life. She told Us Weekly that appearing in Playboy magazine “empowered” her. “It really saved my life. I felt very trapped inside and needed to free myself. It was a breakthrough for me, and there I met artists and activists and gentlemen. It has been a fun and wild life.”
On Megyn Kelly Today last December, Anderson said she had been offered private auditions, condos, and even Porsches by Hollywood types in exchange for roles. “Don’t go into a hotel room alone,” she said. “If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. Things that are common sense. I know Hollywood is very seductive and people want to be famous, and sometimes you think you’re going to be safe with an adult in the room.” When her comments provoked outrage, she wrote on her website, “I’m trying to tell women … be proactive as an adult who knows better — in defending themselves. Don’t get in cars with strangers. … Don’t go to hotel rooms alone for an audition. … To say I am victim blaming completely misconstrues my point. Victims are not to blame, they never are. … Predators are always to blame — solely and entirely. That doesn’t mean we can’t take common sense measures to keep ourselves safe and avoid harmful situations.”
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