Pamela Anderson Expanded On Her Awful #MeToo Comments

February 2, 2023 / Posted by:

Pamela Anderson has said some pretty fucked up stuff about the #MeToo movement. In 2017, she faced backlash for saying Harvey Weinstein’s accusers should’ve known what they were getting into when they went to his hotel room alone. The next year, she claimed #MeToo “paralyzed men” (from groping and assaulting women?), and the whole thing had become “a bit too much” for her. Now, in an Interview interview with Mr. #MeToo himself, Ronan Farrow, 55-year-old Pam expands on these thoughts. It’s… a mixed bag of nuts. And also very sad.

Ronan broaches the subject by pointing out that “the spirit of honesty” that runs through Pam’s public life has “sometimes blown up” in her face. He reads back her 2017 comments about going to a hotel room alone and asks Pam if she thinks that was a “healthy thought to introduce into the dialogue at that point?” Translation: “Lady, was that really the time?” Here’s Pam’s answer via Interview:

ANDERSON: I could even take it a step further. My mother would tell me—and I think this is the kind of feminism I grew up with—it takes two to tango. Believe me, I’ve been in many situations where it’s like, “Come in here little girl, sit on the bed.” But my mom would say, “If someone answers the door in a hotel robe and you’re going for an interview, don’t go in. But if you do go in, get the job.” That’s a horrible thing to say but that’s how I was. I skated on the edges of destruction, I just had this sense of value and self-worth.

Jesus Christ, Pamela’s mom. But Pam continues and kinda-sorta backtracks about #MeToo:

But I think a lot of people don’t have that or they weren’t taught that. Thank god for the #MeToo movement because things have changed and people are much more careful and respectful.

Pamela is a survivor of childhood sexual assault. She was molested for years by a female babysitter. In her documentary, she said, via BuzzFeed:

“I had some horrible things happen when I was little,” she says. “I had a babysitter and my parents thought she was a great babysitter because she brought presents all the time, but she was molesting me. It was like 3 or 4 years of abuse.”

She also revealed that she tried to kill her abuser by stabbing her in the heart with a candy cane pen. The next day, the babysitter died in a car accident and Pam believed she killed her with her “magical mind.” As if that weren’t traumatizing enough, Pam was also raped by a 25-year-old man when she was 12-years-old:

Detailing the incident during a public speech in Cannes, Pamela said, “I went to a friend’s boyfriend’s house, and when she was busy, the boyfriend’s older brother decided he would teach me backgammon, which led in to a back massage, which led to rape. My first heterosexual experience. He was 25 years old, I was 12.”

Jesus. Ronan brought up Pam’s childhood abuse and the shame she carried from those experiences. He asked her if confronting and writing about her trauma had healed her in any way. She responded:

I feel a little sick to my stomach, to tell you the truth. My mother has read it. It hurts people and I’m sorry for that. But I needed to look at my life from beginning to end. The one fortunate thing about being in the public eye is that I’m able to tell my story, and hopefully it’s inspirational to people. Especially with childhood trauma, you carry that with you, especially when you’re raised in a place where everyone just wants to put it aside. I remember lining up in the bank and saying, “Look mom, that’s the guy that raped me.” And she went, “Shh.” It was like, “Don’t say anything, don’t embarrass me.”

I think a lot of our troubles we’re having in society are about unheard trauma. We need to tell our stories. And I hope that’s encouraging. Even my mom, when she read it, she started acting out, just jabs and cruel remarks. It was coming out in all sorts of different ways. Right now, talking to you, I’m vibrating. It’s an energetic, positive thing, but it’s not easy. You have to be brave to fall in love, you have to be brave to speak your truth. I think everyone needs to try to live that way.

Again: Jesus Christ, Pam’s mom. Here’s some pics from Pam’s shoot:

Stay tuned for more bombshells from the bombshell as Pam continues her Netflix doc/memoir press tour. I’m crossing my fingers and toes that we don’t get any more dirty details about her brief marriage to K*d R*ck. Every time that creep’s name is mentioned, he grows in power. The 2020s have been rough enough; the last thing we need is a K*dR*ckassaince!

Pic: BauerGriffin/INSTARimages

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