The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is demanding an apology from the actor after he compared being a conservative in Hollywood to living in 1930s Germany
The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect is demanding an apology from Tim Allen after the actor compared being a conservative in Hollywood to living in Germany in the 1930s.
Allen was on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last week, talking about having attended President Trump’s inauguration, when he made the comparison.
“You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes,” he said. “This is like ‘30s Germany. I don’t know what happened.”
“I’m a comedian,” he added. “I like going on both sides.”
The Anne Frank Center says its mission is to call out prejudice and discrimination. Its executive director, Steven Goldstein, called on Allen to apologize to “the Jewish people and, to be sure, the other peoples also targeted by the Nazis.”
“Tim, have you lost your mind?” he said in a statement. “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.”
Goldstein went on to say: “Sorry, Tim, that’s just not the same as getting turned down for a movie role.”
Representatives for Allen did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN.