Anne Frank Center asks for apology after actor likened life as a conservative in Hollywood to Nazi Germany, prompting anti-Semitic emails. - From USA TODAY
/ AFP PHOTO / TIBRINA HOBSONTIBRINA HOBSON/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: 1 ORIG FILE ID: AFP_M4516(Photo: TIBRINA HOBSON, AFP/Getty Images) "Tim, have you lost your mind?" asked executive director of the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect Steven Goldstein in a statement posted to the organization's Facebook page Sunday, which asked the actor to apologize.
"You know, you get beat up if you don't believe what everybody believes.
I don't know what happened." "No one in Hollywood today is subjecting you or anyone else to what the Nazis imposed on Jews in the 1930s," Goldstein's statement continued, "the world's most evil program of dehumanization, imprisonment and mass brutality, implemented by an entire national government, as the prelude for the genocide of nearly an entire people.
It's time for you to leave your bubble to apologize to the Jewish people and, to be sure, the other peoples also targeted by the Nazis." The organization also addressed Allen in a statement tweeted Monday that included a screenshot of an alleged antisemitic email asking Goldstein to "quit bullying" Allen and claiming his "kind is as always very sneaky and calculating." "As for you, Tim Allen, we say this: Look at this email to our organization, reflecting others like it, that's the consequence of your comparing Hollywood with Nazi Germany," the tweeted statement read.
"Emails such as this demand our sounding the alarm until you heed it." .@TimAllenRants whatever your intention, #Antisemitism fomented by your comparing Hollywood to Nazis.