The Anne Frank Center Says What We’d All Like to Say to Tim Allen after His Gross “30s Germany” Comment
The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect came to our collective attention recently when they refused to accept Trump’s much-delayed remarks following the wave of attacks and threats of violence on Jewish cemeteries and community centers. They called it a “pathetic asterisk of condescension,” because they’re not playing around with the demand for the “mutual” in that respect referenced in their title.
Now the group has responded to Tim Allen and his disgusting “joke” (does it have to be funny to be a joke?) that for conservatives in entertainment, Hollywood is “like ’30s Germany.” Because working in a primarily liberal industry is comparable to mass genocide? There’s only one way to respond to that: with all-caps anger. So that’s what the Anne Frank Center went with.
ACTOR TIM ALLEN HAS MADE A DEEPLY OFFENSIVE CHARACTERIZATION THAT TRIVIALIZES THE HORRORS IMPOSED ON JEWS IN NAZI GERMANY. WE CALL ON TIM TO APOLOGIZE.
They continued by quoting the center’s Executive Director, Steven Goldstein, who asked the question I imagine every one of us would like to ask Allen: “Tim, have you lost your mind?”
I think that’s a valid question. Goldstein continues,
“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.”
I can’t imagine Tim Allen is actually going to issue an apology, but that’s to be expected. He’s a busy man, what with fighting that oppressive system that’s kept him in starring roles for the last two decades.
(via THR, image via screengrab)
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