Pamela Anderson has landed herself in hot waters again with her controversial, unfiltered comments on the #MeToo movement which has taken the world by storm. The former Playboy pinup considers herself a feminist, but thinks today’s version of the advocacy practice feels dull.
“I think this feminism can go too far,” the actress, 51, said on Sunday’s 60 Minutes Australia. “I’m a feminist, but I think that this third wave of feminism is a bore. I think it paralyzes men.”
She went on to slam the #MeToo movement.
“I think that this #MeToo movement is a bit too much for me,” Anderson continued. “I’m sorry, I’ll probably get killed for saying that.”
The former Baywatch star victim-blamed Harvey Weinstein’s accusers and claimed she would have never put herself in their positions.
“My mother taught me: Don’t go 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,” Anderson said. “I think that some things are just common sense. Or if you go in, get the job.”
“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
This is not the first time Anderson chided women for their experiences with Weinstein, who was indicted on charges of rape and criminal sexual assault in May, and faced additional charges in July, People reported.
“It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood to avoid, privately,” Anderson said on Megyn Kelly Today in November 2017. “You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.”
When discussing how some of Weinstein’s accusers were lured under false pretenses by agents or female assistants, Anderson said that didn’t matter.
“That’s what they should have done. Send somebody with them,” she continued to Kelly. “I think there’s easy ways to remedy that. That’s not a good excuse.”