Pamela Anderson slams #MeToo movement and calls feminism boring
The sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in October 2017 sparked the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, and women came forward and shared their horror stories of sexual assault, inappropriate behaviour and misconduct at the hands of powerful men in the industry.
While the movement has received overpowering support from people, there are many who have expressed their reservations about it. Recently, Pamela Anderson, who was popular for her 90's TV show Baywatch, slammed the movement on a talk show.
"I think this feminism can go too far. I'm a feminist, but I think that this third wave of feminism is a bore. I think it paralyzes men," she said, adding, "I think that this #MeToo movement is a bit too much for me. I'm sorry, I'll probably get killed for saying that." To which her interviewer replied, "Yes, you will."
She went on to speak about Harvey Weinstein and the accusations against him and implied that women who went to meet him in hotel rooms should have used "common sense".
Pamela said, "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. I think that some things are just common sense." She then proceeded to say, "Or if you go in, get the job," and laughed.
In October, the #MeToo movement was sparked in India, after Tanushree Dutta came forward and accused Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008. Soon, faces were unmasked in Bollywood, as veteran filmmakers and actors like Subhash Ghai, Sajid Khan, Vikas Bahl and Rajat Kapoor were accused of sexual misconduct.