Tim Allen has landed himself in hot water with the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect after the comedian compared being a conservative in Hollywood to living in 1930s Nazi Germany.
The comments came during the Last Man Standing star's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, in which he told a story about going to President Trumps inauguration. At first Allen hesitated to confirm that he attended the inauguration, before saying "you gotta be real careful around here, you know, you get beat up if you don't believe what everyone believes, this is like 30s Germany." Watch the clip below to catch the quote:
Following the appearance, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect — an organization which addresses civil and human rights across America, and runs educational and grassroots programs in order to work towards a kinder and fairer world — issued a statement, calling for Allen to apologize for his comment.
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In a statement Steven Goldstein, the center's Executive Director, said:
"Tim, have you lost your mind? No one in Hollywood today is subjecting you or anyone else to what the Nazis imposed on Jews in the 1930s - the world's most evil program of dehumanization, imprisonment and mass brutality, implemented by an entire national government, as the prelude for the genocide of nearly an entire people. Sorry, Tim, that's just not the same as getting turned down for a movie role. It's time for you to leave your bubble to apologize to the Jewish people and, to be sure, the other peoples also targeted by the Nazis."
Tim Allen's representatives are yet to comment on the matter.