Liberal MP apologizes for tweets made about Pamela Anderson
Published Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:43PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:47PM EST
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.