Pamela Anderson and Donald Trump at an event in 2005. (Photo: James Devaney/WireImage)

Pamela Anderson calls out Trump in rant about social media bullies: ‘A horrible example of self restraint’

Pamela Anderson went on a tear about our culture of online bullying — and called out Donald Trump as a large part of the problem.

The Baywatch alum, animal activist and Julian Assange supporter called social media “a playground for shamers” in a 10-tweet rant on Thursday morning. She wrote that it takes “no thought or time to hurt people” as they post their stinging comments from their basements, bathrooms, desks or train cars. What was once bullying on the playground is now “multiplied by thousands.”

Anderson’s comments were generic in nature about unnamed bullies until three tweets in when she mentioned Trump. She wrote that the president has “definitely set a horrible example of self restraint.” She suggested Trump, whose wife’s platform is to end online bullying (“Be Best”), try “thinking before reacting.”

When it comes to her own trolls, Anderson wrote, “I prefer not to look” or fight back because it’s a “waste of energy to engage.”

“We all have imperfect lives, pasts, things were embarrassed of or want to remain private,” she wrote. And it’s “really nobody’s business what we do personally.” Just because some people are “public figures because of our work on Television and Film — art or activism” it doesn’t mean that there should be “a sick invasion of privacy.”

And the constant criticism of someone’s appearance “hurts,” the Playboy cover star wrote, adding, “Nobody can look good all the time.”

To conclude, Anderson mentioned Ariel Winter, the Modern Family actress whose new look at the ABC Upfronts on Wednesday generated a lot of buzz. Online commenters seemingly liked her new hair color, but thought she had work done on her face.

Anderson wrote, “We all try to do the best we can. Beauty is on the inside. And the only thing that is not beautiful is to be caddy, rude, jealous, knee jerk or bully someone.” It ended with, “Stay strong @arielwinter1.”

Here is Anderson’s full Twitter thread:

Anderson also lashed out at Trump following WikiLeaks founder Assange’s arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last month. She called him a “toxic coward of a president” who is “selfish and cruel” and has “taken the entire world backwards.” (The U.S. is seeking to extradite Assange related to a government documents hack.)

Anderson and Trump had a seemingly cordial relationship in his pre-president days. In 2005, she made a paid appearance at Trump Taj Mahal for his birthday party. Though she later said she wasn’t impressed.

“I was hired to be there,” she recalled last year. “We all were paid like $500 a day. He was with a wife — I don’t know which one — but he was nothing special.”

And while Anderson is also friendly with Vladimir Putin, she didn’t vote for Trump in 2016. She has said she voted for Jill Stein after Bernie Sanders was no longer in the race.

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