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Pamela Anderson slams Prime Minister over ‘smutty’ comments

Politics can be a strange business…

Former Playboy model turned activist Pamela Anderson has hit out at Prime Minister Scott Morrison, accusing him of making “smutty” comments.

In a 60 Minutes interview, Ms Anderson appealed to the Prime Minister to bring Wikileaks founder Julian Assange back to Australia.

She’s a staunch defender of Mr Assange, who is still seeking refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy.

“Defend your friend and get Julian his passport back and take him back to Australia and be proud of him,” she told 60 Minutes.

“And throw him a parade when he gets home.”

When asked about her comments in a radio interview, Mr Morrison said he wouldn’t be throwing Assange a parade.

“I’ve had plenty of mates who’ve asked me if they could be my special envoy to sort the issue out with Pamela Anderson,” he said.

The former model hit out at the PM’s comments, labeling them “smutty” and “unnecessary”.

“Rather than making lewd suggestions about me, perhaps you should instead think about what you are going to say to millions of Australians when one of their own is marched in an orange jumpsuit to Guantánamo Bay,” she continues.

Our listeners took to the open line to give their point of view, and many have criticised the PM over his conduct.

“I think it’s just real unbecoming of him as a Prime Minister,” says Susan.

“If it was a man that was on Julian Assange’s side I don’t think we’d get this sort of laughter and carry on.”

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