Former Baywatch star and Playboy bunny Pamela Anderson wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach calling pornography a “public hazard.”
In their op-ed, published Wednesday, Anderson and Boteach wrote that porn has a “corrosive effect on a man’s soul and on his ability to function as husband, and, by extension, as father. This is a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays.”
The op-ed cited former New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal as evidence of the corrosive effects of porn.
“And if anyone still doubted the devastation that porn addiction wreaks on those closest to the addict, behold the now-shattered marriage of Mr. Weiner and Huma Abedin, a breakup that she initiated, reportedly, in shock at the disgraced ex-congressman’s inclusion of their 4-year-old son in one lewd photothat he sent to a near-stranger,” they wrote.
The pair cautioned that children who grow up in an environment that normalizes overtly sexual images will become “the crack babies of porn.”
The solution to the impact of pornography, they argued, is a cultural dialogue: