Star of Last Man Standing and former Santa, Tim Allen, recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he made some interesting comparisons between the current Hollywood system and a certain historical period. If you didn’t see what we’re talking about, then reference the video below.
“You gotta be real careful around here,” said Allen. “You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody else believes. This is like ’30s Germany.” Allen said this in addition to revealing that he had been one of the attendees of President Donald Trump’s Inauguration. Allen, a conservative, made the comments in reference to his more liberal counterparts who, apparently, chastise the living hell out of everyone else in Hollywood who doesn’t ascribe to their beliefs.
He must never have actually read anything about Nazi Germany considering they’d just straight up kill you if you were someone they deemed unsavory. The worst these socialites can do is blacklist you from events or just not appear in your films. If you’re Tim Allen, this shouldn’t bother you at this point in your career.
Allen is no stranger to politics. The aforementioned series Last Man Standing features Allen as a modern “Archie Bunker” type of patriarch with three daughters who often espouses his conservative viewpoints on the show, and the program has often been seen as counterculture to what Hollywood normally offers.
Let’s just say all those jokes the show made about Clinton turned out to be hilarious in hindsight. That said, while he wasn’t big on Clinton, he isn’t that big on Trump, either.
“Forget the stupid s— he says about immigrants,” Allen said. “That’s just ignorant. But he might be able to do the stuff that really needs fixing.” According to reports, he seemed to prefer John Kasich during the actual election.
Personally, Hollywood screams more Weimar Republic to me than anything; they were really the more avant-garde, arsty-parsty of the historical Germans, and they even shared similar social views that Hollywood has now, like with sex and drugs.