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Liberal MP Gerry Byrne sorry for social media comments about Pamela Anderson

Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson waits outside the Canadian Sealers Association in St. John's, N.L., Tuesday, Dec.17, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
December 18, 2013 - 12:06 PM

CORNER BROOK, N.L. - A Liberal MP in Newfoundland says he is sorry for comments he made on social media after actress Pamela Anderson visited his province offering fishermen money to stop hunting seals.

Gerry Byrne has posted an online apology to Anderson and Sam Simon, co-creator of "The Simpsons," who were in St. John's, N.L., on Tuesday to offer $1 million to the Canadian Sealers Association to help bring an end to the commercial hunt.

Byrne did not specify in his apology what the comments were.

But according to a screen grab of tweets from his account, posted online by CBC, Byrne said Anderson should take the money and donate it to education on sexually transmitted disease prevention.

Anderson was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 2001.

Byrne says in his online apology that he should have helped foster proper context about the illness and reaffirmed that people with the disease should not be stigmatized.

He could not immediately be reached for comment.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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