Oh, All Good Then: The PM “Probably Regrets” Being Gross To Pamela Anderson

Last week, Scott Morrison, his brain 100% poisoned by the act of trying to pretend like he is a regular person and not a wealthy career politician, decided to articulate his position on bringing Julian Assange back to Australia by telling Gold Coast radio listeners that a bunch of his mates are horny for Pamela Anderson. It was weird.

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Anderson, understandably not impressed, responded with an open letter ripping into the PM for reducing her to a sex object instead of responding to the substance of her questions:

You trivialized and laughed about the suffering of an Australian and his family. You followed it with smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion. We all deserve better from our leaders, especially in the current environment. . . . 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 Guantanamo Bay – for publishing the truth. You can prevent this.

Honestly, not a good look for the PM. But don’t worry: he’s making it good again. He regrets it. Uh, probably.

Morrison himself has not apologised or commented on the matter, but minister for women Kelly O’Dwyer took it upon herself to not-really-apologise for him today, saying that he probs regrets it and didn’t mean it to be as gross as it sounded: “I think the prime minister probably regrets the comments that he made and I certainly know from a discussion that he didn’t mean to cause any offence.

Ah well, that settles that then, done and dusted. I don’t often like what he does, but it was brave of the man to come out himself and show some true contrition while displaying a clear understanding of why what he said was shitty.

Wait, hang on.