Anne Frank Center slams Tim Allen For 'deeply offensive' Nazi Germany comment

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Tim Allen has been harshly rebuked by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect for his throwaway comment comparing the current fraught political climate for conservatives in Hollywood to living in 1930s Germany.

The Center demanded Allen apologize for his comments made in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last Friday that got significant pickup, in which the comedian said: "You gotta be real careful around here, you know. You'll get beat up if you don't believe what everybody believes. It's like '30s Germany."

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Steven Goldenstein, the executive director of the Center didn't mince his words in a post on the non-profit's Facebook page asking "Tim, have you lost your mind?" for making the glib comparison. Goldenstein blasted Allen for comparing the dehumanization as well as massive loss of Jewish life and property in Nazi Germany to Hollywood conservatives fearing for their job prospects in the age of Donald Trump.

"No one in Hollywood today is subjecting you or anyone else to what the Nazis imposed on Jews in the 1930s," said Goldenstein directing Allen to leave his "bubble" and "apologize to the Jewish people" as well as "other peoples targeted by the Nazis."

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