Actor Tim Allen is under pressure over a comment he made suggesting that being a Republican in Hollywood is like 1930s Germany.
The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect came out strongly against the comment Allen made on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” You can see the “Kimmel” clip by clicking here.
The center posted a message on its Facebook page calling on Allen to apologize. “Actor Tim Allen has made a deeply offensive characterization that trivializes the horrors imposed on Jews in Nazi Germany,” the center says in the post.
Steven Goldstein, executive director of the Anne Frank Center, is quoted in the post saying: “Tim, have you lost your mind? 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.”
Allen’s comment came after host Jimmy Kimmel brought up that Allen had attended Donald Trump’s inauguration.