Anne Frank Center Demands Apology From Tim Allen For Comparing Being Conservative In Hollywood To 1930s Germany

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Yesterday, Bleeding Cool told you about comedian Tim Allen's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, during which Allen talked about being conservative Hollywood. Let's roll the tape from yesterday's article to catch you up:

Speaking about his attendance at Trump's inauguration, Allen nervously admitted, "I was invited. We did a VIP thing for the vets and went to the veterans' ball, and so I went to go see the democrats and republicans. Yeah, I went to the inauguration."

"I'm not attacking you," Kimmel replied.

"You gotta be real careful around here," said the Tool Man. "You get beat up if you don't believe what everyone believes."

"This is like 30s Germany," Allen, who, similarly to certain people in Nazi Germany, has suffered from persecution such as starring in two hit TV shows and voicing the character Buzz Lightyear in the popular Toy Story movie franchise, continued. "I don't know what happened. If you're not part of the group, 'you know what we believe is right,' well I might have a problem with that. I'm a comedian. I like going on both sides."

Allen's statements have prompted a response from the Anne Frank Center, which posted a statement to its Facebook page. Calling Allen's statements "a deeply offensive characterization that trivializes the horrors imposed on Jews in Nazi Germany," the center called on Allen to apologize. Read their full statement below:

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