Pamela Anderson accused of cultural appropriation over Halloween costume
Pamela Anderson has been accused of cultural appropriation after posting pictures of her Halloween costume on Twitter.
In the unsurprisingly sexy snaps, the 52-year-old poses topless while holding a Native American headdress. A Halloween costume that has fallen out of fashion in recent years because of increased awareness of cultural appropriation.
Needless to say, people on Twitter were quick to remark on the controversial costume choice.
"This is really disappointing & racist Pam, I thought you were better than this," one person tweeted.
"I hate to break the news to u Pamela but this is the quintessential cultural appropriation that people are not liking [sic]," another wrote. "The Native headdress. Not so cool."
In the video below, Pamela Anderson mourns the death of Hugh Hefner in lingerie:
"Girl you're gonna get dragged for this take it down [sic]," a third user wrote.
While a fourth added, "Oh my god! Do you live under a rock? How could you not know this was wrong?"
The model didn't initially respond to the backlash, but when someone wrote, "AND she's against the seal hunt #racism", the 52-year-old finally hit back at her critics.
"I am against the seal hunt," she explained. "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."
The Baywatch star replied again to the same person with a link to an article about the "illogic" of cultural appropriation.
Anderson's critics then took to Twitter to reveal that they'd been blocked by the star for criticizing her outfit.
"I'm blocked from Pamela Anderson's account because I, like many others, told her what I thought about her ugly Native-insulting Halloween photos. Jail her," one person wrote.
"#pamelaanderson blocked me on twitter because she got called out for being a hypocrite and posting her Halloween costume headdress," another added. "So celebs can get away with whatever they want?"
At the time of writing, the controversial tweet is still available to view on Anderson's account.