Actor Tim Allen angered critics after posing a question about “wokees” on Twitter.
On Monday, Allen tweeted, “Who is the face of woke. Do wokees have a club house in someone’s backyard or maybe a cute yet safe playpen somewhere?”
Who is the face of woke. Do wokees have a club house in someone’s backyard or maybe a cute yet safe playpen somewhere?
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) October 17, 2022
One user fired back, saying, “No [Tim Allen]. Like ‘anifa,’ ‘Wokeness’ is a political boogey man, created by [MAGA Republicans] to fool a cult of racist rubes into thinking wokeness IS a problem but Fascism is not.”
The tweet continues, “But, Timmy, American Nazis DO have a face. Pucker up coke head.”
Like “anifa,” “Wokeness” is a political boogey man, created by #MAGARepublicans to fool a cult of racist rubes into thinking wokeness IS a problem but Fascism is not.
But, Timmy, American Nazis DO have a face.👇
— Evan Shapiro (@eshap) October 18, 2022
Another tweeted, “They’re those people that think coke dealers should get a second chance.”
They're those people that think coke dealers should get a second chance. https://t.co/Olx8kx90hp
— Titus (@TitusNation) October 18, 2022
One user suggested Allen’s tweet is the “boomerest boomer tweet of all time.”
This is the boomerest boomer tweet of all time https://t.co/Sms7JNjpCb
— eve6 (@Eve6) October 18, 2022
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— trihex (@trihex) October 18, 2022
Every day we stray further and further from Galaxy Quest https://t.co/N87EW03Wh7
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) October 18, 2022
You sound like a child Tim https://t.co/yb9GH41hGw
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) October 18, 2022
let's get you to bed grandpa https://t.co/gCvB2ovHzT
— russbengtson.eesh (@russbengtson) October 18, 2022
— April (@ReignOfApril) October 18, 2022
Tim Allen: Cocaine Cowboy.
And Snitch. https://t.co/oGnQVdsCDV
— Uche Nwaneri The Observant Lineman♎ #Snydercut (@Chukwu77) October 18, 2022
never forget this man snitched https://t.co/QvhuURsUj0
— mike taddow (@MikeTaddow) October 18, 2022
The references to cocaine and snitching refer to Allen’s arrest in 1978 for selling the drug to an undercover officer at Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, as The Daily Mail reported.
He was originally facing a sentence of life in prison, but only served 28 months after he “agreed to cooperate with investigators and snitch on 20 others – including four major dealers,” the outlet explained.
During an episode of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast in 2021, Allen commented on the incident.
“I was an eff up,” the actor said.
He added, “After my old man died, I really just played games with people and told adults what they wanted to hear and then stole their booze.”
Reflecting on his time in prison, Allen continued, “I just shut up and did what I was told. It was the first time ever I did what I was told and played the game… I learned literally how to live day by day. And I learned how to shut up. You definitely want to learn how to shut up.”
At the time of the episode, Allen shared he was going on 23 years sober “and clean of everything.”
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