Tim Allen deemed a racist by the speech police over past statements

Tim Allen, star of Last Man Standing and the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the upcoming Toy Story 4, is the latest victim of the speech police. But the details are fuzzy as to what exactly Allen is being accused of saying that’s given him the “racist” label.

It all started on Twitter – because that’s where these things seem to start these days. Allen was interviewed alongside Tom Hanks, the voice of Woody, and they started talking about playing Spades.

“Tim Allen is openly racist now and I love seeing him squirm here,” wrote Twitter user Jeremy Bearimy. In a second tweet, he added “Tim allen at the thought of having a black card.”

Huh?

Apparently lots of other people didn’t get it either, because Bearimy clarified, “Normally I try not to call y’all stupid but the number of people here who think I’m calling Allen racist because of *this* video is truly alarming. America really gotta work on teaching reading comprehension.”

So what’s he talking about? The Daily Wire thinks the blue check marked Twitter user might be referring to some comments made six years ago when Allen was talking about his stand up routine. They dug up an old interview from The Guardian, which states:

Comedian and actor Tim Allen is in a spot of bother this week. Specifically for telling the Tampa Bay Times that he should be able to say the n-word as much as he likes. “If I have no intent, if I show no intent, if I clearly am not a racist, then how can ‘n****r’ be bad coming out of my mouth?” asked Allen. The comic, who claimed to use the word regularly in his standup, added that “[the phrase] ‘the n-word’ is worse to me than n****r.” African-American commentators politely but firmly disagreed. “Here’s a general rule of thumb to follow when using the n-word for white people,” said sociologist, author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson on MSNBC: “Never.”

Other Twitter users were quick to point out that Allen’s show is on a racist network (Fox) and that obviously he definitely must be because he’s a white man.

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