After Tim Allen took aim at woke culture, he immediately got attacked. The comedian really upset many liberals when he sarcastically asked a few questions about the movement.
Hollywood star Tim Allen caused a backlash on social media. The Santa Clause star once revealed that he became a conservative because he doesn’t like paying taxes and doesn’t know how the government is spending his income. Allen explained he doesn’t tell other people how to live.
“I literally don’t preach anything,” Allen said. “What I’ve done is just not joined into, as I call it, the ‘we culture,’” he continued. “I’m not telling anybody else how to live. I don’t like that, ‘we should do this’ or, ‘we should do that.’”
However, Allen came under fire from those on the political left. He caused a backlash on Twitter after posting a rather anodyne joke about President Joe Biden’s cognitive decline. “The Toy Story star mocked Biden’s interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes during which the 79-year-old president dodged key questions about record-high inflation and his own mental capacity,” Breitbart reported.
Allen made headlines when he posted on social media: “Biden was on 60 minutes. I heard he asked how long the show was.” However, that’s not the only time the Home Improvement star has been on the radar of those who support liberal policies. He next took aim at woke culture and went viral on Twitter.
“Who is the face of woke,” Tim Allen wrote. “Do wokees have a clubhouse in someone’s backyard or maybe a cute yet safe playpen somewhere?” Unsurprisingly, Tim Allen was attacked on social media by people who took offense to his comments about woke culture.
“Obviously, you are not woke,” wrote one critic. “The origin of the word woke comes from Black culture. It is a complement to be ‘woke’, a synonym for being aware.”
Another detractor made a comparison with the term “woke” and asked: “Just like Antifa. Antifa means anti-fascism. How is that a bad thing?”
“Woke is a right-wing term,” wrote another commenter. “We consider ourselves compassionate human beings, something Republicans cannot relate to.”
Allen also caused a backlash after he explained why he liked former President Donald Trump. “Once I realized that the last president pissed people off, I kind of liked that,” Allen said. “So it was fun to just not say anything. Didn’t join in the lynching crowd.”
Woke is a right wing term. We consider ourselves compassionate human beings, something Republicans cannot relate to.
— Henry M. Rosenberg (@DoctorHenryCT) October 18, 2022
When Allen returned to stand-up comedy, he ruffled some feathers by making a few political remarks. “I like to mess around because I’ve been a standup fiery comic for 30 years. And I like pissing people off, and I said there’s nothing, especially in this area, that pisses people off more than a very funny conservative,” Allen told Indie Wire in a 2018 interview. “A smart, funny conservative that takes shots and is certainly self-effacing.”
Allen also discussed his role on the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing. “The left-wing point of view is so pervasive that they don’t even realize it’s a point of view,” he said. “It is just a point of view. I think this character likes that, he likes to have another point of view,” he explained.
Last Man Standing had a controversial cancellation with ABC back in 2017. The show was canceled despite having high ratings, which confused so many fans at the time. Some fans speculated that the show was canceled due to its conservative politics. Additionally, Disney replaced the veteran comedian as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story spinoff movie Lightyear, which ended up being a box-office disappointment.
Even actor Tom Hanks was puzzled by the decision to replace Tim Allen in the Toy Story spinoff. Hanks, who voiced the character Woody in the Toy Story franchise opposite Allen, was asked if he felt “strange” to have his latest movie Elvis in theaters opposite a Buzz Lightyear film. “How about that? Actually, I wanted to go head-to-head with Tim Allen, and then they didn’t let Tim Allen do it,” he told CinemaBlend. “I don’t understand that.”