Pamela Anderson offered a forceful condemnation of the #MeToo movement, telling an Australian TV interviewer that recent events had gone too far and that women needed to have “common sense” in dealing with men.
“I think this feminism can go too far,” she told “60 Minutes Australia” host Liam Bartlett. “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.”
“You will,” Bartlett agreed.
“My mother taught me don’t go to a hotel with a stranger. If someone opens 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 some things are just common sense. Or, if you go in, get the job.”
Anderson told Bartlett that her bathrobe comment was a specific reference to disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of greeting women for hotel-room meetings in just that way.
“I’m not politically correct,” she added, while also noting she still considered herself a feminist.
“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
Reps for Anderson did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.
The former “Baywatch” and Playboy star has dedicated her mid-career to various causes including animal activism with PETA and defending Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange.
In May, the star posed with Assange in a provocative photo for The Hollywood Reporter. Assange has become a liberal pariah for his role in leaking emails from Hillary Clinton and the DNC during the 2016 election, but he has been a wanted man long before that. Since 2012, he has taken refuge within the Ecuadorian Embassy in London fleeing possible extradition to Sweden on charges of rape.
In her interview with “60 Minutes Australia,” Anderson opened up about her relationship with Assange.
“We don’t have a romantic relationship, but I feel very close to him and I feel closer to him than I think a lot of people have gotten to him,” she said. “People think he’s a computer screen and I humanize him.”
Anderson demurred on whether she would ever have a physical relationship with Assange were he a free man, saying only that he was a “little pale” for her.