Tim Allen is being roasted online after posting a comment about The Communist Manifesto and getting the creator’s name wrong while also seeming to be pro-child labor.
Allen, who portrays Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story franchise, drew attention with his first tweet about how new, progressive policies supposedly match with the ideals of communism. Though, he never specifically stated the current policies he took issues with.
First, he tweeted: “Finally an honest progressive position: “…short-term demands among them a progressive income tax; abolition of inheritances and private property; abolition of child labor; free public education; nationalization of the means of transport.”
But he mistakenly cited the source of the quote in the follow-up tweet.
And yes, he misspelled the German political theorist’s name. Karl Marx, not Carl, wrote The Communist Manifesto, however. A fact that Allen tried to correct in a later tweet, but Twitter had already made him into a meme.
Allen compounded matters later when he tweeted “I am sure Mr. Marx would have made adjustments to his position had he been exposed to our country’s advanced evolution of worker unions and our protection of child labor.”
The tweet in that context was interpreted by followers as The Last Man Standing star saying he was for child labor.
Twitter Roasts Tim Allen Over Mistakes
Tim Allen has a long history of being politically conservative. For instance, he narrated a commercial for a Republican Senate candidate in Michigan recently. Many of his tweets already face backlash by left-leaning social media users, but Friday’s batch had a more even political balance than usual.
For his part, Allen didn’t comment on the jokes or attacks, but he did find one comment particularly funny.