From defending the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to raising issues of mental health, actress and model, Pamela Anderson has many other faces other than being a model and actress.
Her activity on Twitter is full of posts that reflect her interests and passions that are not limited to the world of entertainment. On her birthday, let’s take a look at them.
Defending Julian Assange
Anderson has been a supporter of Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange. Criticising the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder, she said, “He does not deserve to be in a supermax prison. He has never committed a violent act. He is an innocent person.” She also described him as a “scapegoat” and not a “criminal” in an article that she wrote for The Daily Beast.
Removing Stigma That Surrounds Mental Health
Anderson has, on multiple occasions, raised awareness about mental health. She has repeatedly fought to break the stigma that surrounds talking about it. She often posts content to inform people regarding the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.
Anderson Vocal on Politics As Well
Along with talking about mental health, she has also taken a stance on political issues. Since the arrest of Julian Assange her criticism towards the US President has risen sharply. In April, she called Donald Trump a “toxic coward of a President”, Reuters reported.
Commenting on the issue of Russia meddling with the US presidential elections, RT News in 2018 quoted her as saying, “We’re programmed in America to think that if anything’s gone wrong, it’s Russia’s fault. It’s just the go-to thing to do.”
Humanitarian and Social Work
Crossing the international border, Anderson has been active in the field of humanitarian and social issues around the world.
Her charity, The Pamela Anderson Foundation, that she started in 2014, works with “organisations and individuals that stand on the front lines in the protection of human, animal, and environmental rights.”
The foundation has helped through various projects called Help Refugees works to raise money for refugees by organising funding events. The foundation has also worked for animal rights. They have raised funds for the Return To Freedom project, that helps with returning captured animals into the wild.