Pamela Anderson is sharing some views about feminism and the #MeToo movement that she knows are going to be controversial — but decided to share them anyway.
Sitting down with Australia’s “60 Minutes”, the B.C.-born “Baywatch” star offered a harsh critique of modern feminism, as reported by the Daily Mail, which obtained a preview of the interview that will air on Sunday night.
“I think this feminism can go too far,” explains Anderson, 51. “I’m a feminist, but I think that this third wave of feminism is a bore. I think it paralyzes men.”
In fact, she thinks that this is crystallized in the #MeToo movement.
“I think that this #MeToo movement is a bit too much for me,” she admits. “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.”
During the interview, Anderson also opens up about her relationship with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London under threat of extradition to the U.S. to face potential espionage charges.
Speaking directly to the camera, Anderson implores Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to use his power to bring Assange, an Australian citizen, back to his native land.
“OK, well Scott, get Julian his passport back and take him back to Australia and be proud of him,” she says, reports Australia’s 9News.
Discussing her relationship with Assange, she declares: “I feel closer to him I think than a lot of people have gotten to him. He trusts me.”
Asked to describe “what sort of relationship” it is, she explains: “We like to call it a romantic struggle.” Watch: