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31st Oct 2022

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly slammed for ‘glorifying a toxic relationship’ for Halloween

Steve Hopkins

‘Like that wasn’t one of the worst relationships ever’

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have been criticised for their choice of Halloween costumes with people slamming them for “romanticising” a “toxic relationship”.

Fox posted a series of pictures of her and Kelly dressed as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee Jones on Instagram on Sunday, asking “but are these even costumes”. The couple reenacted poses from the 90’s celebrity couple, including one where Lee had his hand at Anderson’s throat.

Anderson and Lee’s relationship was thrust back under the spotlight recently thanks to Disney+ – Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. The pair were played in the series by Lily James and Sebastian Stan.

Anderson and Lee tied the knot in 1994 after being in a relationship for just four days. Things soured between the pair after an electrician stole and distributed one of their sex tapes.

In 1996, Lee was arrested following an altercation with Anderson. The Mötley Crüe musician later pleaded no contest to felony spousal battery and was sentenced to six months in prison.

The pair divorced in 1998, and as Lee reflected on his arrest in his band’s 2001 memoir, he wrote: “I couldn’t understand why Pamela had followed through with pressing charges.

“She was probably scared and thought I was some crazy, violent monster; she probably thought she was doing the right thing for the kids; and she probably wanted an easy way out of a difficult situation. As much as I loved Pamela, she had a problem dealing with things.”

Anderson and Lee, who have two children together, gave their relationship another try in 2008 but called it quits in 2010.

Some fans of Fox and Kelly complimented the two on their costumes, saying they “nailed” it, but other social media users weren’t happy they chose to make light of a “toxic relationship”.

One Twitter user described the costumes as “disgusting and deranged”, while another wrote: “Why are loads of couples dressing up as them??? it was an abusive relationship.”

Other internet users have more broadly expressed their disapproval over the Pam and Tommy costume, which was also worn by Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson and a friend of her’s. “People dressing up a Pam & Tommy is SO disrespectful to PAM & TOMMY. There’s so many videos, photos, outfits that y’all can use of Pam & Tommy individually but y’all chose them together?!?? Did y’all forgot how toxic that relationship was?!?? Stop romanticising toxic couples. Ugh,” one wrote.

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