Allen, star of ABC’s Last Man Standing, spoke with Megyn Kelly about what he sees is “hypocritical” thinking in the Hollywood elite.
“I’m not a spokesman for Hollywood, I’m a comedian. So I get to tour around the country and do comedy and I do a show that has a point of view,” he explained.
Allen said that his character is conservative, but the show is “written by liberals,” to which Kelly replied, “That goes without saying — that’s redundant.”
“What I find odd in Hollywood is that they didn’t like Trump because he was a bully,” said Allen. “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.
“I’m really an anarchist,” he continued. “As a comedian, I don’t want anyone to tell me what to do. Period.”
Kelly said that if anyone in Hollywood “finds out you support Trump at all, it’s like you smell bad,” adding that she knows several people in the entertainment industry who are conservative but won’t tell anyone for fear of retaliation.
“You get bullied into a position, but I don’t want to defend the guy,” Allen 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.”
Allen referenced a joke by fellow comedian George Lopez about building a wall and the Mexicans building it, but when Trump says it, it sounds to Allen like a joke that doesn’t quite land: “He may in fact be a guy who wants to be funnier than he is.”