When Pamela Anderson feels strongly about something, she’s not afraid to let everyone know about it. Pamela Anderson is a vocal animal lover, anti-porn crusader, and now she’s speaking out about the dangers of (cue dramatic music)…RIDE SHARING APPS. Ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are right up there with padded bras and being married to Rick Salomon on the list of things Pamela Anderson doesn’t like.
UsWeekly says that Pamela recently teamed up with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and the National Limousine Association (NLA) for a PSA called “The Driving Game,” which is about as close to The Match Game as they could get without being sued. The message of Pam’s PSA is to warn people about the danger of getting into a vehicle with a random stranger that popped up on an app on your phone. At least that’s what I think it is. I got a little distracted by Driver Number 2’s stick-on pervert mustache.
Not since her days on V.I.P. has Pam lit up a small screen with her excellent line-reading skills. I truly believed she didn’t want to be offered a bottle of water or pack of gum by an aspiring actor named “Cris” in a leased Hyundai Sonata.
Not surprisingly, some ride sharing apps aren’t feeling Pam’s PSA. A spokesperson for Lyft tells Page Six that Pam’s ad is basically a commercial for the National Limousine Association. They also slap at the claims that ride sharing apps aren’t safe. Lyft says their drivers go through rigorous screenings, which include criminal background checks. A rep for Uber also commented, telling Page Six that all their drivers also undergo background checks.
Okay, how about this. While the rest of us save some money (and take advantage of that gum and water) by taking Uber or Lyft, Pam can be escorted around in a limousine driven by a sexy-voiced dude in a chauffeur costume. There, everyone wins.