Actor Tim Allen, star of hit sitcoms “Home Improvement and “Last Man Standing,” on Thursday about ABC’s decision to fire Roseanne bar and cancel her show after making controversial comments about former White House aid Valerie Jarrett.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Allen was asked questions about the incident during a panel he was part of at the Television Critics Association press tour.
Here’s what the Tool Man had to say about it all.
“I go way back with Rosie and that’s not the Rosie I know. She was the most diverse and tolerant woman I’ve ever known for a long time. Whatever got in her head isn’t the Roseanne I know. It’s a very icy time,” he said. “I’ve been a comedian for 38 years and I’ve never seen it, like Lenny Bruce said at the Purple Onion, ‘We’ve gone backwards.’ There are things you can’t say. There are things you shouldn’t say. Who makes up these rules? And as a stand-up comic, it’s a dangerous position to be in because I like pushing buttons. It’s unfortunate.”
When asked if ABC did the right thing, Allen shrugged it off saying, “They had to do what they had to do and it’s their decision.”
When asked about the return of “Last Man Standing” to television, he explains his character’s political influence.
“I think the guy is a centrist,” he said. “He’s probably pro-Trump. He probably doesn’t defend him. He’s for whatever is good for his business and for the state of Colorado. I’m not the character I play. Keanu Reeves didn’t actually murder 100 people in John Wick. What’s interesting to me is pissing people off.”
Allen was asked whether or not he believed his show was cancelled over the political leanings of himself and his character, to which he responded with the following:
“I don’t really believe it was a political decision. I think it was a financial decision. I thought it was done very poorly, that’s my point of view. I was heartbroken.”
Thankfully, Fox rescued the show and it will be back on the air for a sixth season in September, while Roseanne’s show will spin-off into “The Connors” which is due to hit the air in October without Barr.
Source: Daily Wire
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