Comedian Tim Allen, star of ABC’s canned “Last Man Standing” sitcom, believes there’s “nothing more dangerous” in Hollywood than a likable conservative.
Allen, who recently opened up about his dismay following ABC’s decision to cancel his popular show, told fellow comedian Norm Macdonald the network handled the cancellation “badly.”
While ABC insists the comedy’s cancellation had “absolutely nothing to do with” politics, it is worth noting “Last Man Standing” was the second-most popular show on the channel, right behind “Modern Family.”
“It’s their second-biggest show, haven’t won a Friday night in 15 years,” Allen said. “They put us out to pasture on Friday, and we won Friday. Big night for us, big night for them. … I have no idea why they did what they did.”
But Allen, who said he wanted his “Last Man Standing” character, Mike Baxter, to be like a modern-day Archie Bunker, seems to think politics played some role in ABC’s decision.
Conservative characters, Allen said, are “dangerous” in Hollywood because they “push boundaries”:
“I said there’s nothing more dangerous to me, especially in this climate, than a funny, likable conservative. That was the most dangerous thing. Because [Mike Baxter] was mitigated on the show by a family of all women that had different opinions.
But the guy was a likable guy. He really was a principled guy, just about work and ethics and all this stuff. I think there’s nothing more dangerous right now than a likable conservative character.”
Allen said people liked the ABC sitcom, a stand-alone conservative show, because the cast and crew “treated religion with respect” and “treated the family with respect.”
Most of Hollywood, the comedian said, ignores Americans who don’t think like they do because there’s “a very small group that thinks it knows what’s best for the rest of us.”
“There’s a huge fan base of people out there that don’t need to have opinions shoved down their throat,” he said. “[The show] wasn’t constantly trying to have the small segments of the world dictate what the big segments are thinking.”
Watch Allen’s appearance on “Norm Macdonald Live” below.
Source: Conservative Daily