Tim Allen is one of the last conservatives standing in Hollywood.
Sure, the industry still has Jon Voight, Robert Davi and Scott Baio, but Allen is out there punching back every week through his ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing.” The show regularly features little digs at the Left, one of the rare shows to even attempt that approach.
You know, fair and balanced.
Now, Allen is lashing out at his peers over the shock election of Donald Trump. He opened up about Trump and his colleagues’ reaction to him defeating Hillary Clinton during a Fox News interview by Megyn Kelly.
“What I find odd in Hollywood is that they didn’t like Trump because he was a bully,” Allen said. “But if you had any kind of inkling that you were for Trump, you got bullied for doing that. And it gets a little bit hypocritical to me.”
Allen isn’t the only comedian who feels that way. Heather McDonald recently said anyone thinking of voting for Trump in Hollywood might find their next gig at risk.
Does anyone doubt other comics have similar stories? And why aren’t the usual suspects furious at this clampdown on free speech?
The former “Home Improvement” star added that he isn’t necessarily defending Trump. Nor did he support him during the primary process. He was on Team John Kasich.
Allen even took a swipe at Trump’s public persona, comparing him to his fellow stand-ups.
“To me, he acts like a new talent comedian,” Allen said of Trump. “These are guys that have great material that have very bad comedy timing. And he’s got terrible timing.”
Allen’s show often reflects its star’s ideology, although the writing crew features both liberals and conservatives. They all work together to write jokes not heard on most sitcoms.
Is it any wonder the series is currently in its sixth season?
In September, Allen’s character made a crack about Clinton’s money connections.
“…as any outdoorsman will tell you, there’s no place as dangerous as being between a mama bear and her cub. It’s like being between Hillary and a Wall Street moneyman.”
Last year, Allen’s alter ego slammed our nanny state culture and referred to the President as King Obama.
The wisecracks reflect the character’s conservative nature. It’s still a testament to Allen, who understands both what the public wants and how to fill a creative gap whenever possible.