Tim Allen Under Fire After Using Racial Slur Years Ago
This seems to be the new thing, dig up some old news and make a big deal about it. The MSM did this with Paula Deen, a prominent cook from the South, who used the [racial slur] back in her early years.
Paula Deen lived through the Civil Rights movement. They even did with John Wayne and he died in 1979. This is nuts. So now they are after comedian Tim Allen, known for his role of Buzz Lightyear in Disney's Toy Story movies or Tim the tool man Taylor during the '90s, from Home Improvement. They are claiming that he is openly racist.
Somehow this clip related to racism, or at least it sparked the racism debate as far as Tim Allen is concerned.
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But some people were referring to how Tim Allen used the racial slur when he was doing stand up.
According to an article that is at least five years old:
"If I have no intent, if I show no intent, if I clearly am not a racist, then how can '[bad word]' be bad coming out of my mouth?" asked Allen. The comic, who claimed to use the word regularly in his standup, added that "[the phrase] 'the [bad word]' is worse to me than [bad word]." African-American commentators politely but firmly disagreed. "Here's a general rule of thumb to follow when using the [bleh] for white people," said sociologist, author and radio host Michael Eric Dyson on MSNBC: "Never."
That's a tough one Tim. I mean I get that he may be trying to be an edgy comic, but he is definitely bringing wrath down upon himself if he still believes that to this day. He is lucky that this was not as widespread before.
Hollywood and the film industry do not take kindly to this kind of thing. Paula Deen lost her show for saying racial slur decades ago.
This just word needs to either go away entirely. One way to get rid of it is everyone stopped using it, even the rappers. Allen may not be a racist, but he is not helping himself by using their favorite word.