Actress Pamela Anderson appeared on Megyn Kelly Today Thursday where she sparked a firestorm of criticism after she told Kelly that alleged victims of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault could have done more to avoid being victimized.
Anderson claimed that Weinstein’s alleged predations were “common knowledge” in the industry.
She said: “It was common knowledge that certain producers or certain people in Hollywood are people to avoid, privately. You know what you’re getting into if you’re going into a hotel room alone.”
She continued: “Don’t go into a hotel room alone. If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. These are things that are common sense, but I know Hollywood is very seductive and the people want to be famous. Sometimes you think you are going to be safe with an adult in a room. I don’t know where this security comes from, but somehow I dodged it all.”
Soon after Anderson made these comments, social media users attacked her and claimed she was blaming the victims for their own mistreatment.
However, she refuses to apologize for saying Weinstein victims ‘knew what they were getting into.’ Instead, she issued a statement on her Instagram account in which she explained that she was trying to help women become more “proactive” about dealing with sexual harassment and assault.
“My position is not ‘problematic’ because I doesn’t fall in line with the common herd or trend. I’m trying to tell women as a survivor of childhood abuse myself – It is important to be proactive as an adult who knows better – in defending themselves,” she wrote.
“Don’t get in cars with strangers #rideresponsibly- Don’t go to Hotel rooms alone for an audition. Women are powerful and smart and we can use all our charms in more positive ways,” she added. “I think it’s very smart to be proactive. And I stand by what I say.”
What Pamela Anderson is basically saying is that situational awareness should be taught far and wide.
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