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Pamela Anderson: ‘This #MeToo Movement Is a Bit Too Much for Me’

Model and 'Baywatch' star says modern feminism is a 'bore' and that it's hurting relationships between men and women

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“Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson (pictured above left) is not as big a fan of the #MeToo movement as some other Hollywood celebrities.

“I think this feminism can go too far,” the actress and model told Australia’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday.

“I’m a feminist, but I think that this third wave of feminism is a bore,” she also said.

She added that modern feminism is having a negative effect on males and their relationship to females.

“I think it paralyzes men. I think this #MeToo movement is a bit too much for me. I’m sorry, I’ll probably get killed for saying that.”

Criticizing the #MeToo movement in any way hasn’t gone over well for many celebrities — but Anderson is undeterred. She said she is not “politically correct.”

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“My mother taught me, ‘Don’t go to a hotel with a stranger.’ If someone opens the door in a bathrobe and it’s supposed to be a business meeting, maybe I should go with somebody else,” the actress, who is 51, said.

“I think some things are just common sense. Or, if you go in … get the job. I’m Canadian. I’m going to speak my mind. I’m sorry, I’m not politically correct.”

Anderson’s words about going to a “hotel with a stranger” are likely in reference to alleged sexual predator and disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Many of the accusations against him involved his actions toward young women whom he invited to hotel rooms with no one else present.

Anderson had her own run-ins with Weinstein.

She revealed earlier this year that the producer bullied her into starring in 2008’s “Superhero Movie.”

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“I said ‘I’m not doing it,’ and then he just really said to me, ‘You’ll never work in this town again, I offered Pamela Anderson a role in a movie, are you crazy?’ and lots of very harsh words. He scared me so much that I did the film because I thought, ‘Harvey Weinstein, oh my God, this is like the most powerful person in Hollywood.’ He was just a bully, very rude, threatening. I did it out of duress,” she said.

The “V.I.P.” actress also addressed her own status as a sex symbol and how that has benefited her activism through her own charity organization, the Pamela Anderson Foundation.

The foundation “supports organizations and individuals that stand on the front lines in the protection of human, animal, and environmental rights,” according to their official website.

“I’d rather be a sex symbol than a … not a sex symbol. That’s a compliment, isn’t it?” the actress said about her role in American pop culture. “Every girl wants to be sexy. Every girl wants to be, you know, as beautiful or pretty as [she] can be. I never thought of myself as beautiful. I always thought of myself as kinda cute, a little funny, and maybe I’ve improved with age.”

Anderson is most well-known for starring in such hit television shows as “Baywatch,” “Home Improvement” and “V.I.P.”

She has also appeared in films like “Barb Wire,” “Scary Movie 3,” “Superhero Movie,” and “Blonde and Blonder.”

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