Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox slammed over "tone-deaf" Pam and Tommy costume
31 October 2022, 17:11
Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox face backlash over Halloween costumes
Stars including Jesy Nelson and Rebecca Black have also dressed up as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee this Halloween.
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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are being called out for dressing up as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee for Halloween.
Ever since Hulu's Pam & Tommy came out earlier this year, there has been a renewed interest in the relationship of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. The series explores how the two stars were treated after their sex tape was stolen and leaked without their consent. Both Lily James and Sebastian Stan received rave reviews for their performances in the show.
However, the series has also been heavily criticised for being made without Pamela's permission or involvement. On top of that, it's also been called out for "romanticising" Pamela and Tommy's relationship. In real life, Tommy was arrested for hitting Pamela and he was sentenced to six months in Los Angeles Country Jail on charges of spousal abuse.
In the wake of the show, this Halloween has seen a rise in Pam and Tommy costumes and now stars including the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox, Jesy Nelson and Rebecca Black are facing backlash for dressing up as the couple.
This weekend (Oct 30), both MGK and Megan took to Instagram to show that they had dressed up as Pam and Tommy this Halloween. MGK even posted a video of him snorting fake cocaine off of Megan's breasts. Megan captioned her post with the comment: "But are these even costumes". Jesy Nelson and Rebecca Black also showed off similar costumes.
The costumes immediately came under fire. One person tweeted: "The pam and tommy costumes, the amber and johnny costumes, the jeffrey dahmer costumes... this is all very sick and twisted behaviour from a society that lacks empathy."
Addressing MGK and Megan specifically, another added: "So tired of seeing people dress up as Pam and Tommy. It’s so tone deaf and it romanticizes the abuse that Pam went through."
The pam and tommy costumes, the amber and johnny costumes, the jeffrey dahmer costumes... this is all very sick and twisted behaviour from a society that lacks empathy. https://t.co/IhKkOANx1S— bels 🍒 (@kyliesoniquelvr) October 29, 2022
if i see one fucking couple dressed up as tommy & pam for halloween.......the man went to jail for ABUSING her and u think its fun & quirky to dress up as them?!??! weirdos— tammy (@duffsvelvet) October 27, 2022
So tired of seeing people dress up as Pam and Tommy. It’s so tone deaf and it romanticizes the abuse that Pam went through. Not surprised MGK and Megan did this though. pic.twitter.com/Mn4QW4TVGh— Lauryn | Stream The Car by Arctic Monkeys (@artgettingdark) October 29, 2022
the pam and tommy costumes will never not be weird like a lot of these people are not smart— sage (@staysage) October 30, 2022
tommy lee was handcuffed and sent to jail for six months for felony spousal abuse but apparently that’s trendy now, huh. pic.twitter.com/t5MZI38Pgq— Ivana Escalera (@IvanaE) October 29, 2022
pamela anderson wanted nothing to do with the ‘pam & tommy’ series that has seemingly inspired hundreds of halloween costumes this year. how can anybody see that as a green light? I hope she cusses all of these horrible celebrities out. gross.— yael (@lovingheard) October 30, 2022
another one?? are you serious? pic.twitter.com/BwONLpFOlp— vanesa🩸 (@sapphopatroclus) October 31, 2022
As it stands, MGK, Megan, Jesy and Rebecca are yet to respond to the backlash. We shall update you if they do.
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