Tim Allen Discusses Deen's Use Of N-Word

Published on NewsOK Published: July 29, 2013

As Paula Deen continues to catch heat for her numerous alleged racist remarks, comedian Tim Allen has offered up his own views regarding the use of the N-word.

The 60-year-old Home Improvement star was interviewed by Tampa Bay Times critic Eric Deggans on the day "controversy ignited over Paula Deen's admitted use of that slur in 1986." Defending use of the word, Allen told the newspaper, "(The phrase) 'the n-word' is worse to me than n*****."

Allen said of Deen's predicament, "I've had this argument on stage a million times. I do a movie with Martin Lawrence and pretty soon they’re referring to me, 'Hey, my n*****'s up.' So I'm the n***** if I'm around you guys but seven feet away, if I said n*****, it's not right. It's very confusing to the European mind how that works, especially if I've either grown up or evolved or whatever, it literally was growing up in Colorado, with Hispanics and Anglos, that's all I remember. So when Paula Deen (admits her language), they go after her, and now we've gone backwards in the world. She said n***** in '83 or something?"

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