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

Tim Allen wouldn’t be the first to accuse Hollywood of shunning conservatives, but his latest comparison may have taken it a bit too far.

In an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Friday, Kimmel asked Allen if he went to President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Allen, who plays an outspoken conservative on “Last Man Standing” and has been open about his right-wing political beliefs, stammered and answered, “I was invited, we did a VIP thing for the vets, and went to a veterans ball, so I went to go see Democrats and Republicans.”

“Yeah I went to the inauguration,” he said. The comedian got somewhat defensive in his response, prompting Kimmel to say, “I’m not attacking you!”

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“You gotta be real careful around here, you know,” Allen said. “You’ll get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes. It’s like ’30s Germany.”

His analogy provoked backlash on social media, but it’s not the first time Allen has sparked controversy due to his political comments. He’s previously made headlines for saying Bill and Hillary Clinton “are like herpes,” among other controversial statements.

Allen has also previously spoken out against how he believes Hollywood treats conservatives. In an interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News, Allen said, “What I find odd about Hollywood is they didn’t like Trump because he was a bully. But if you had any kind of inkling that you were for Trump, you got bullied.”

Watch the interview above.

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  1. So you mean to tell me, liberal writer, that when someone indirectly insults a person relevant to your political affiliation; that it is controversial? Yet when someone bashes Trump, it is free speech? So hypocritical and biased of you. You are part of the problem, no the solution. This article just proves Tim Allen to be right. You micromanage everything he has said into an article and find ways to present it so that people would view it negatively, putting words like “controversial” into the mix and “stammering” like he had anxiety and no confidence. You are basically filtering things according to your agenda.

    Definitely Nazi Germany.

  2. Tiffany Marrero says:

    Comparing Hollywood’s distaste for conservatives to Germany under Hitler is a gross exaggeration. Millions of people died under his rule. Hollywood is not systematically killing conservatives. I DO agree though that Hollywood seems to be fascists against conservatives though and that’s a shame since they deserve the same voice as liberals. Tim Allen is a fantastic and successful actor, I have no doubts he’ll find more work for those that deserve him.

  3. Bob McBobson says:

    What Allen said was certainly inappropriate. Nobody should ever be compared to Hitler for words and he’s wrong for doing it. That said during the election and beyond a parade of celebrities have constantly compared Trump to Hitler and nobody has batted an eye. Suddenly a right-wing celebrity makes the same analogy and he gets reamed. Do any of these fools realize the irony that they just proved his point?

  4. Ryan says:

    He’s right. There is only one opinion that id acceptable in Amerika.

  5. adam says:

    Tim is absolutely right of course. Let’s be honest, the vast majority of people who work in the Hollywood entertainment industry are left-wing and if some actor publicly admits that they voted for a GOP candidate, it WILL have an impact on their future job prospects.

  6. Jeff Harner says:

    The tool man hit the nail on the head with these comments. Anyone who is against his comments is the problem he is referring too!

  7. Steve says:

    Tim’s a bit of a snowflake, isn’t he?

    • xxsnakeskinzxx says:

      It isn’t about the celebrity status, it is the generalization that majority of Hollywood which is liberally biased; heavily criticizes, rebukes, insults, bullies, attacks, and does not tolerate anything remotely contrasting to their beliefs.

    • Quote Me Not says:

      Tim is EXACTLY right.

      • Steve says:

        So being a rich, powerful celebrity in Hollywood is EXACTLY like being in Hitler’s Germany? Alrighty then.

      • Sct says:

        The only snowflakes are the rejected losers. They refuse to accept that they lost. And they will never accept the reason why they lost. They continue to persecute, slander, and bully the winner and all of his voters.

  8. Lex says:

    Everyone in Hollywood is suppose to think a like. I think he’s right. It’s basically how it was going into the 70s and the younger people had to come in and change things. I don’t think it’s going to happen this time. What’s the biggest thing they had this week, a remake of Beauty in the Beast. I know it will make a lot of money, it just doesn’t seem that intriguing.

  9. Steve Barr says:

    Gee I thought conservatives were strong manly men . Tim seems to be acting like a dare I say it snowflake .

  10. I agree with him it IS like living in 1930`s Germany ! We have a CERTIFIABLE MADMAN in charge, who scapegoats several minority groups ! We have Propaganda Ministers appearing on TV daily Sean Spicer Kellyanne, Stephen Miller ! One wonders if CAMPS can be far behind !!!

  11. Cocaine trafficker, rat and drunk driver. It’s always the family values conservatives that turn out to be child molesters, too. Maybe he should consider changing sides.

    • Larry says:

      Cliff Williams, before you go off on a “certifiable” tirade, you should look again. Please cite at least one, legitimate (hate to trip you up like that) fact in support of your lunacy.

  12. Smith says:

    Tim Allen is speaking the truth about what it is like to even slightly disagree with any liberal position or liberal in LA.

  13. Mark Kaplan says:

    Anyone who supports Trump after these last 2 months of scandals, mostly self induced, not to mention his heartless budget and support for Ryan’s deathcare bill should reevaluate their humanity.

    • Kaboom! says:

      Maybe it is you that should reevaluate your humanity. You who supported the jew hating democrats named Obama, Clinton, and Kerry. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  14. Ivan says:

    What people are upset about has nothing to do with right/left. It has to do with electing someone who’s completely unfit/unqualified for the job.

    People get that Washington is broken. Yet, thinking someone like Trump is going to fix it deserves all the derision it can get.

    Please don’t play some victim card Mr. Allen. It is not deserved.

    • Steve says:

      Trump is the King of Butthurt, so it makes sense that Tim is a follower. But you’re right, this is less about left/right than it is about fit/unfit. Trump is less a true conservative than he is an authoritarian.

  15. Kate Smith says:

    They can’t do anything about Trump right now (even though people are trying), but do something about TA. That’s easy. Don’t invite him to interviews if he says stuff like that.

  16. me says:

    It’s like 30s Germany…for the exact opposite reason he states.

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