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Tim Allen To Hollywood: Stop Bullying Over Trump

| by Lauren Briggs

Comedian Tim Allen has a message for fellow celebrities: Stop bullying President-elect Donald Trump's supporters.

"What I find odd in Hollywood is that they didn't like Trump because he was a bully," the "Last Man Standing" star said on Fox News' "The Kelly File" on Nov. 21. "But if you had any kind of inkling that you were for Trump, you got bullied for doing that. And it gets a little bit hypocritical to me."

Allen went on to say that supermodel Gigi Hadid doing an impression of future first lady Melania Trump at the American Music Awards was "not appropriate" and professed that he is open to the president-elect but still thinks he says "stupid stuff" sometimes due to his speaking style.

"You get bullied into a position, but I don't want to defend the guy," the comedian explained. "To me, he acts like a new talent comedian. These are guys that have great material that have very bad comedy timing. And he's got terrible timing."

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Kelly and Allen agreed that most right-leaning celebrities tend to keep their views private in the liberal entertainment industry. Nonetheless, a handful of stars, including Dennis Rodman, Mike Tyson, Kid Rock, Gene Simmons and Jon Voight, openly endorsed Trump during the election, according to Business Insider.

Allen told Fox News in January that he is usually "center right" when it comes to politics but can lean either way depending on the issue. He also favorably compared Trump to ancient Greek politics, in which "they used to vote in a guy that had no encumbrances."

"The smartest thing about [Trump], which is probably most overlooked, to me, is that he doesn't owe anybody anything and if he would just stick to fixing the bridges, roads and infrastructures that's what he knows how to do," Allen said at the time. "Just keep him doing that. He says a lot of stupid stuff but what he can do, he should do."

Sources: Fox News (2), Business Insider / Photo credit: Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV/Flickr

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