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Pamela Anderson Bashes #MeToo, Says The Movement Is ‘Too Much’ For Her
“I think this feminism can go too far,” says the former "Baywatch" star and "Playboy" playmate.
Pamela Anderson has a lot to say about the #MeToo movement.
The 51-year-old former “Playboy” playmate spoke with “60 Minutes Australia” on Sunday, where she weighed in on everything from her thoughts on modern feminism to the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
“I think this feminism can go too far. I’m a feminist but I think that this third wave feminism is a bore. I think it paralyzes men. I think that this #MeToo movement is a bit too much for me.”
“I’m sorry, I’ll probably get killed for saying that,” she continued.
Numerous women have come forward with allegations that former Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them in what were supposed to be professional settings, accusations which he has denied. Several of the alleged encounters took place in hotel rooms, a circumstance Anderson referenced as she appeared to shift some of the blame onto Weinstein’s alleged victims.
“My mother taught me don’t go to into a hotel with a stranger, and if someone answers the door in a bathrobe and it’s supposed to be a business meeting, maybe I should go with somebody else,” she said.
After clarifying that she was indeed referring to Weinstein, she continued, “I think that some things are just common sense.”
“Or if you go in, get the job,” she continued, and laughed. She added later, “I’m Canadian, I’m going to speak my mind, okay? I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I’m not politically correct, maybe.”
Anderson is one of several celebs who have come under fire in recent months for their criticism of the #MeToo movement.
Comedian and actor Norm MacDonald became the center of controversy earlier this year after commenting that he was happy to see the #MeToo movement “slowing down.” (His subsequent apology created a separate uproar when he made an insulting reference to Down syndrome.)
Actor Sean Penn called #MeToo “too black and white” in September, and claimed that the focus of the movement has been to “divide men and women,” The Guardian reports.
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