Anne Frank Center Demands Apology From Tim Allen for '30s Germany' Remark
Comedian Tim Allen is under fire for likening being a Hollywood conservative to living in "30s Germany."
"You gotta be real careful around here, you know. You'll get beat up if you don't believe what everybody believes," Allen told ABC's Jimmy Kimmel last week. "This is like 30s Germany."
Many people reacted negatively to Allen's remark, and now the Anne Frank Center has condemned his "deeply offensive characterization" and called on him to apologize.
"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."
The Facebook post included the hashtags "#NeverAgain" and "#Antisemitism."
The Anne Frank Center, named after one of the best-known victims of the Holocaust, is a nonprofit that "fights prejudice and advocates for Anne Frank's dream of a kinder and fairer world."
Let us know what you think in the comments, and see Allen explain why he describes himself as a "fiscal conservative."
— AnneFrankCenter(US) (@AnneFrankCenter) March 21, 2017