The Anne Frank Center is coming for Tim Allen, who compared liberal Hollywood to Nazi Germany
During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Tim Allen, the star of two long-running sitcoms and several profitable movies, compared being a conservative in Hollywood to the oppressive rule of the Third Reich. As you can imagine, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect took issue with this.
“You get beat up if don’t believe what everybody believes,” said the star of “Jungle 2 Jungle.” “This is like ’30s Germany.”
Steven Goldstein, the executive director of the Center, told Allen, who is worth an estimated $80 million, to check his privilege in a statement posted to the organization’s Facebook page:
“Tim, have you lost your mind?” said Steven Goldstein, Executive Director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. “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.” #NeverAgain #Antisemitism
Allen hasn’t made anything in the way of a public statement regarding his “Kimmel” appearance. For some reason, he’s not feeling as chatty as the time he rolled over on 21 of his fellow drug dealers in order to avoid a possible life sentence for drug trafficking.
The Anne Frank Center has been busy lately after the Trump administration picked a fight with it over the president’s failure to properly address the wave of anti-Semitic hate crimes perpetrated in the wake of the president taking office.