Anne Frank Center Blasts Tim Allen for ‘Deeply Offensive’ Nazi Germany Comment

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The Anne Frank Center of Mutual Respect released a statement on Sunday taking offense to a comparison that Tim Allen made on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” comparing being a Republican in Hollywood to Nazi Germany.

“You’ve gotta be real careful around here,” Allen told Kimmel when asked on Friday night’s show about attending President Donald Trump’s inauguration. “You can get beat up. If you don’t believe what everybody believes this is like ’30s Germany.”

To Steven Goldstein, the executive director of the Anne Frank Center, the glib comparison was no laughing matter.


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Tim Allen Compares Being a Conservative in Hollywood to Living in ’30s Germany

“Tim, have you lost your mind?” Goldstein wrote. “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.”

He added, “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.”

The organization called Allen’s comment “deeply offensive” and asked him to apologize.

Watch Tim Allen’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” below, and read the center’s full response here.

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  1. Ron Burtonz says:

    Willa – Beautifully written and spot-on. Thank you!

  2. Willa says:

    I think not. No apology necessary. Nada. Nunca. Nicht. Nein. The Holocaust was actually the by-product of 30’s Germany. It happened because of a set of circumstances–dominoes if you will–which lead up to Hitler’s “Final Solution” which is really what we discuss when the term Holocaust is used.

    The control of today’s media, similar to propaganda issued by then Hitler’s government (or in today’s case Hollywood and main-stream media), and one ultimate viewpoint where anyone with a differing viewpoint is dismissed or eradicated has EVERYTHING in common with 30’s Germany. Part of the media’s responsibility is to SERVE the public’s good in giving a voice to all peoples–especially those marginalized. When you are in the minority, gross minority, where you live and work…you are probably the marginalized. Tim has been feeling that, I expect.

    Tim is also spot on–and considering his show LMS, which was the number two watched show on its network, was just canceled, he now has a first-hand account of how having a different viewpoint can make things ugly.

    ~Willa, the grand-daughter of a Bavarian who would not join the Nazi party in 1931 (even before Hitler became chancellor), was severely beaten, but then legally immigrated to the US via Ellis Island with eleven broken bones to realize his American dream. No…it wasn’t just Jews who were decimated during 30’s Germany…it was ANYONE with a differing political stance, skin color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or even opinion.

  3. Charles Curry says:

    “You’ll get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes.” Yes, Tim, that was possible, but only if you were an enemy of the Nazi Party. Now, who in this day gets beat up that reason ? Most likely it will be the enemies of the Trump gang. Draw your own conclusions, Timmy.

  4. Dave J says:

    And yet Steven Goldstein is not outraged when Anne Frank’s stepsister comparing Trump to Hitler! Goldstein should just step down.

  5. TheJrade says:

    Presumably the Anne Frank Foundation’s outrage on every Militant Leftist who called Dubya or Trump Hitler is forthcoming momentarily.

  6. I agree that the response Tim Allen got from Steven Goldstein and the media coverage proves Tim’s point exactly. The Anne Frank Center doesn’t care about what was said by Tim since this isn’t the first time a comic has made light of Hitler’s regime. They’re mad that he isn’t anti-Trump, he doesn’t think like them. Sad that Steven Goldstein is politicizing the Anne Frank Center and making it about politics in this country. The executive directory is now using the Center as a pawn; taking away from the seriousness of it’s original intent.

  7. Erik says:

    This Goldstein muppet is only proving Tim right.
    Liberals continue to cry over the pettiest things.
    I don’t see him demanding an apology for those leftys who compare Trump to Hitler.
    Tim was 100% CORRECT.

  8. Eric says:

    But don’t say a word about the Nazi billboard in Arizona. F’n liberals…

  9. SPIKE says:

    oh stop being such a snowflake, you jackass. you’re idiotically taking Tim too seriously. if you’re wasting your time with this drivel, you’re not likely doing the job you were hired to do.

  10. blOwen says:

    Being offended is such an important part of the modern experience

  11. Jojo says:

    To be fair, I have been seeing the seeds of 1930’s Germany popping up more and more. Ironically, they’re mostly being planted by Tim’s so called ” persecuted conservatives”……go figure

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