Tim Allen on the N-Word and Paula Deen: We’ve Gone Backwards in This World
Comedian weighs in on the debate, says we’re too politically correct these days
Paula Deen can’t catch a break these days, having been involved in one scandal after another after she admitted in court to using the N-word many, many years ago. Big companies may have disassociated from her, but Tim Allen believes it all boils down to too much political correctness.In a recent interview cited by the New York Daily News, the comedian argued that the euphemism “N-word” is actually more offensive than the word it’s used as replacement for.
He also tried to explain how double standards are taking the world backwards.
“I do a movie with Martin Lawrence and pretty soon they're referring to me, ‘hey my n----r's up.’ So I'm the n----r if I'm around you guys but 7 feet away, if I said n----r, it's not right. It's very confusing to the European mind how that works,” Allen said.
Just as confusing is that people would go after Deen the way they did after she admitted to using the word. Since said admission, as I noted on several previous occasions, Deen has lost a serious chunk of her business.
“Now we've gone backwards in the world,” Allen concluded.