'#MeToo has gone too far': Pamela Anderson says 'third-wave feminism is a bore'
Former 'Playboy' playmate Pamela Anderson recently opened up about the #MeToo movement while speaking with Liam Bartlett on 9Now’s '60 Minutes' on Sunday
Pamela Anderson has made it known that she has no intention of being part of the #MeToo movement. The former 'Playboy' playmate recently opened up about the movement and shared her thoughts on "third-wave feminism".
While appearing on Australian TV channel 9Now’s 60 Minutes with Liam Bartlett on Sunday, Pamela shared, "I think this feminism can go too far. I'm a feminist, but I think that this third wave of feminism is a bore". Pamela then added, "I think it paralyzes men".
“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
She also shared that the #MeToo campaign had gone too far as she said, "I think that this #MeToo movement is a bit too much for me. I'm sorry, I'll probably get killed for saying that... but my mother taught me, don't go to a hotel with a stranger".
While on the show, Pamela also got candid about her relationship with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and called on the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help bring him back to Australia.
Pamela is adamant that Julian Assange needs saving, and that Australia should do more. In a message to Scott Morrison, she asks him to get Assange his passport back and be proud of him. “Throw him a parade when he gets home,” @PamFoundation tells reporter @LiamBartlett9 #60Mins pic.twitter.com/v9HWPRSgMo— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) November 4, 2018
The 'Baywatch' star said that Morrison should be proud of all that Assange, who has been cooped up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for six years, has done.
Pamela, however, is not the only star who is skeptical about the #MeToo movement. In August, during an interview with 'The Times of London', Lindsay Lohan said that she feels there are people who are manipulating the #MeToo movement and referred to some of the women as "attention-seekers".
Lohan also added that harassment should be reported as soon as it happens.
The #MeToo movement was launched in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations made against producer Harvey Weinstein with the likes of Gwenyth Paltrow, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kerry Washington sharing their experiences of assaults.
"If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment. You make it a real thing by making it a police report. I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women. You have these girls who come out, who don’t even know who they are, who do it for the attention. That is taking away from the fact that it happened," she said. She received a lot of backlash and criticism for her comments and quickly apologized for them.
Melanie Sykes is another actress who recently slammed the #MeToo movement as well and, as reported by Metro, she said, "If a man can’t even say you look nice anymore, I think that’s bulls**t. Because that’s just human interaction, and where would we be without being able to admire another human being?"