Pamela Anderson calls for reality TV to be cancelled: ‘It’s an epidemic of ugliness’

She’s no stranger to reality TV (Picture: Rex Features)

Pamela Anderson has called for the end of reality TV once and for all, branding the shows ‘desperate and exploitative.’

The Baywatch star, who has plenty of experience on reality shows, including Big Brother and Dancing On Ice, shared a string of tweets detailing her thoughts.

‘Did I enjoy being on a reality show?’ she wrote. ‘Please no more reality shows or reality stars .. even France is polluted with them – it’s an epidemic of ugliness, superficial competitions, desperate and exploitive – for the artist.’

The 51-year-old added: ‘You are usually bullied into doing TV like this by agents fighting over commissions – you’re left without any great amount of joy or money- you feel used, dirty, and with no feeling of accomplishment.

‘Unless of course – you attempt to find any meaning or redemption by donating all to charity – It’s how I forgave myself.’

Pamela’s comments come after a discussion about the issues with reality TV and the lack of support given to its stars, after the death of Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis.

She previously appeared on Dancing With The Stars (Picture: ABC via Getty Images)

The star was found dead at age 26, with his death later being ruled as suicide.

It’s since been claimed that 38 people have taken their own lives following links to reality TV shows.

The Sun On Sunday this week conducted a report into the deaths of those linked to reality shows and discovered the figure, calculated using celebrities from around the world, including Australia the US and Asia.

Big Brother psychologist Emma Kenny declared: ‘These figures are horrendous. I have seen people broken after reality TV.’

A source claimed to the publication that people with histories of mental health issues are allowed onto the shows: ‘People are going on these shows who aren’t strong enough to cope. They come out to millions of social media followers, trolls, hangers-on. Some are national hate figures.

‘For a young person with a mental health condition, it’s a lethal combination.’

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