Pamela Anderson took to Instagram on Halloween and posted a picture of herself wearing a native American headdress - and not much else. Although Pam was praised by many for the pictures, there were also those that cried out online, accusing the former Baywatch star of racism and hypocrisy.
Pamela Anderson: Baywatch star accused of racism
"This is really disappointing & racist Pam, I thought you were better than this," one user responded after she posted the picture last Thursday. Another user commented with "AND she’s against the seal hunt" and added the hashtag #racism to said comment.
Pam took some time over the weekend and responded to the accusations on Monday on Twitter. She replied to the accusations saying: "I am against the seal hunt. It’s barbaric and unsustainable .. to beat baby seals - crush there skulls for a 2$ pelt that there is no market for. Makes no sense There are other ways .. to stay true to tradition - saving the environment"
Regarding the accusations of racism and so-called "cultural appropriation", Anderson posted an article titled 'The Illogic of Cultural Appropriation' in order to make clear that the idea of cultural appropriation goes against "essential aspects of the greatness of a free society."
The article goes on discussing how some behavior that is in fact labelled as so-called cultural appropriation: "The basic idea is that the group or nationality or ethnicity who developed some practice should be the ones who are allowed to practice it," the author writes. "People outside of that group are not allowed to engage in the practice. When stated in this way, the idea seems absurd. It seems to suggest that white westerners cannot practice Yoga because it was developed in India."
We will keep you updated on this developing story.