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Pamela Anderson insists she doesn’t ‘judge people on porn viewing’

Actress Pamela Anderson attends the LA launch party for Prince's PETA Song at PETA on June 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Pamela Anderson attends the LA launch party for Prince's PETA Song at PETA on June 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Pamela Anderson insists she isn’t judging men who watch pornography, but she is concerned about the increasing number of people getting hooked on online adult entertainment.

The former Playboy model recently teamed up with conservative Orthodox rabbi Shmuley Boteach to speak out against pornography in an opinion piece published by The Wall Street Journal.

The essay cites the latest sexting scandal involving former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner in calling for “an honest dialogue” about the dangers of pornography and “an honour code to tamp it down.”

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It also calls pornography “a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness.” It closes by saying “porn is for losers” and calls it “a boring wasteful and dead-end outlet for people too lazy to reap the ample rewards of healthy sexuality.”

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The former Baywatch star, who was one of the first celebrity sex tape stars, has faced much criticism for the comments she made, with some individuals calling her a hypocrite due to her record-breaking number of naked appearances in Playboy magazine.

The 49-year-old has clarified her position, insisting that she isn’t demonizing individuals who use pornography but says when the medium replaces normal sexual relationships, it can be damaging to those individuals and to society generally.

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Talking to FOX411, the mother of two said: “We’re not here to moralize or judge people on porn viewing. We’re rather saying that when porn becomes a replacement for real, live, sexual interactions between loving adults, we’re all in trouble. When the impersonal nature of porn supplants the passion and intimacy of real lovemaking, then we’ve lost the ability to connect. And the growing addiction to porn is creating a level of sexual desensitization that requires a national conversation. Porn is teaching men to view women as caricatures who are all cover and no book, all form and no substance. Both men and women deserve better.”

Adult filmmaker Todd Flinger is one of Anderson’s critics; he believes her new moral stance is “hypocritical.”

Flinger said: “Pamela Anderson, with all due respect, is absolutely outrageous. Also, she has teamed up with Rabbi Shmuley who is quite hypocritical and has a very shady past. It is absolutely outrageous. I think Pamela is concerned about her kids and with her lifestyle she might be concerned that they might follow in her footsteps.”

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Others on social media agreed with Flinger calling Anderson a hypocrite.

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Anderson has appeared on the cover of Playboy 14 times, most recently in December for the magazine’s final nude issue.

The actress is set to appear in the upcoming Baywatch remake starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Effron, which will hit theatres in May 2017.

With files from The Associated Press.