Pamela Anderson Clarifies Her Stance on the #MeToo Movement

"That's a horrible thing to say but that's how I was"

BY Sydney BrasilPublished Feb 2, 2023

Still on her press run for her new book and documentary, Pamela Anderson has clarified her past criticism of the #MeToo movement.

The actress and model sat down with Ronan Farrow for Interview Magazine and, in part, talked about how her views on the campaign have evolved since her first comments on it in 2017. Back then, she discussed being a victim of childhood sexual abuse and the "casting couch" with Megyn Kelly, at the time saying, "You know what you're getting into if you go to a hotel room alone."

Now, she's clarified her stance on #MeToo, bringing in her experiences growing up to give more context: "My mother would tell me — and I think this is the kind of feminism I grew up with — it takes two to tango," she said. "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.'"

She continued: "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. 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."

The rest of Anderson's interview with Farrow details her "Canadianness," her friendship with Julian Assange and the cartoonish image some have of her — though it doesn't touch on Borat ending her relationship with Kid Rock

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