Actor Tim Allen, star of ‘Last Man Standing,’ commented on how “hypocritical” Hollywood is to bully the supporters of Donald Trump, whom they themselves accused of being a bully.
In an interview with Megyn Kelly at Fox News, Allen shared his perspective about how liberal Hollywood has reacted to the victory of the president-elect.
"What I find odd in Hollywood is that they didn’t like Trump because he was a bully," Allen said on ‘The Kelly Files’ on Monday. "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."
He also believed Gigi Hadid’s impression of future first lady Melania Trump at the American Music Awards, which many people found disgraceful and disrespectful, was “inappropriate” for the event.
The actor, who is best known for the 1990s sitcom hit ‘Home Improvement,’ explained he wasn’t speaking as Hollywood’s “spokesman.” He described himself as an “anarchist” who doesn’t want to take orders from anybody.
“I’m not a spokesman for Hollywood, I’m a comedian. So I get to tour around the country and do comedy and I do a show that has a point of view," Allen said.
Kelly interjected that in Hollywood, when people discover you’re a Trump supporter, suddenly you appear to “smell bad” to them. She said she knew of some Trump supporter conservatives who wouldn’t say anything about it for fear of being bashed.
Allen explained that while he doesn’t like people bullying Trump supporters, he also doesn’t want to be forced to defend Trump.
"As a comedian, I don’t want anyone to tell me what to do. Period,” he said. "You get bullied into a position, but I don’t want to defend the guy.”
Allen likened Trump to a comedian who suffers from “bad timing,” even though his material may be good.
“To me, he acts like a new talent comedian. These are guys that have great material that have very bad comedy timing. And he's got terrible timing," he said.
In another interview with Fox News earlier this year, Allen said the “smartest thing” about Trump, despite the fact that he has offended many people with his words, is “he doesn’t owe anybody anything” and he can do many things.
“So the smartest thing about him, which is probably most overlooked, to me, is that he doesn’t owe anybody anything and if he would just stick to fixing the bridges, roads and infrastructures that’s what he knows how to do…just keep him doing that,” he said. “He says a lot of stupid stuff but what he can do, he should do.”