Pamela Anderson’s No-Porn Vow: ‘It’s A Public Hazard’ [Report]

Former Playboy cover model and Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is asking people to stop watching pornography. She has called it a “public hazard” and argued that it’s a lot more toxic than people think.

“This is a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays,” Anderson wrote in joint op-ed with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Aug. 31.

The two decided to write the piece in wake of Anthony Weiner’s third sexting scandal, in which he was caught taking a shirtless crotch shot with his young son in the room, according to Page Six. Anderson and Boteach are apparently friends.

“And if anyone still doubted the devastation that porn addiction wreaks on those closest to the addict, behold the now-shattered marriage of Mr. Weiner and Huma Abedin, a breakup that she initiated, reportedly, in shock at the disgraced ex-congressman’s inclusion of their 4-year-old son in one lewd photo that he sent to a near-stranger,” the piece read.

The pair also added that pornography is only watched by “losers” as an outlet for those who are “too lazy to reap the ample rewards of healthy sexuality.” Anderson and Boteach also went on to ask how many lives and families will pornography continue to ruin.

“How many marriages will implode? How many talented men will scrap their most important relationships and careers for a brief onanistic thrill? How many children will propel, warp-speed, into the dark side of adult sexuality by forced exposure to their fathers’ profanations?”

Anderson, 49, kind of has ties to pornography. The model and her ex-husband Tommy Lee were at the center of their sex tape scandal in 1995, after a video tape made during their honeymoon was stolen from their home. Anderson was the center of another sex tape scandal years later with Poison frontman Bret Michaels.

She also has appeared on 15 Playboy covers – more than any model, reports the Telegraph. Despite her own porn past, Anderson is advocating for a porn-free future for everyone. She is concerned at how “freely available” adult videos are on the internet and has warned readers that the situation will only worsen. Both Andreson and Boteach believe that it’s too late for the legislation to restrict the use of pornography, but she’s still urging people to talk more openly about it and teach their children not to access this type of entertainment online.

“The march of technology is irreversible and we aren’t so naïve as to believe that any kind of imposed regulation could ever reseal the Pandora’s box of pornography. What is required is an honest dialogue about what we are witnessing – the true nature and danger of porn – and an honour code to tamp it down in the collective interests of our well-being as individuals, as families and as communities.”

Pamela Anderson spoke about her infamous sex tape on Watch What Happens Live back on September 2015, according to Us Weekly. During the revealing interview, she admitted that she never watched her and Tommy Lee’s sex tape and that she never profited off it. Anderson then added that she didn’t want to talk about her sex life or private parts anymore.

But, the blonde bombshell did pose for Playboy’s finale nude issue, reports Entertainment Tonight. On the now iconic cover, Anderson is seen wearing a silver choker that spells the word “SEX” as she strategically covers her breasts with her arms. She also stripped down for the last nude shoot, which was shot by famed photographer Ellen Von Unwerth. But, Anderson told the outlet that she never looks at nude photos of herself.

“I never look at pictures,” she revealed. “I always like to do the pictures and even my friend David LaChapelle, who I shoot with all the time, says, ‘You’re the only person who never wants to see the pictures.'”

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