Tim Allen was distraught at the idea of having a ‘black card’ & playing Spades

Toy Story 4 Premiere

Here are some photos of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen at last night’s premiere of Toy Story 4. They’ve been the voices of Woody and Buzz Lightyear for so many years. This new movie will also feature the voices of Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves (he’s everywhere!!), Jordan Peele (amazing), Timothy Dalton, Keegan Michael-Key and more. Every time one of these Toy Story movies comes out, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are put together for all of the promotion and interviews, which I totally understand – they are the faces of the animated franchise. The thing is, only one of them is a good guy. The other one is a dumpster fire of racism and Republican bullsh-t. Tim Allen is the kind of guy who thinks being a Republican is all about supporting lower taxes AND that Hollywood is “like Nazi Germany” AND that he has the right to drop the n-word whenever he feels like it, for comedy. All in all, Tim Allen is a douche bucket. Which is why this interview clip has gone viral:

Tim Allen’s face when the guy suggested he and Tom BOTH have a “black card.” WOW. Tim Allen literally wants to die at the thought of Tom Hanks sitting there and talking about Spades with an African-American entertainment blogger. Also: the reason the clip went viral isn’t just because Tim Allen is so visibly distraught at the idea of playing Spades (which he doesn’t know how to do), it’s because Tim Allen is a well-known Republican voter and racist.

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  1. Darla says:

    I loathe him so much and my 5 yo nephew wants me to take him to see toy story 4 and it bugs to give this lowlife any money.

    • Aang says:

      I also loathe him. But Tom Hanks is ❤️ and the Toy Story movies are always a good time. It is a conundrum.

  2. Sean says:

    I will admit I like several films Tim Allen has starred in (actually, I love Galaxy Quest). However, I can’t recall anything he’s done where I thought “only he could have played that role” or “wow, what a performance “. I honestly feel he’s pretty generic as an actor and there are several that come to mind who’d be far more memorable in the roles he’s played. He must have great connections.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I loved Galaxy Quest, but he was my least favorite actor and character. I was (and always will be) there for Alan Rickman.

      • Sean says:

        Exactly. Every other actor in that film brought more to the table than Allen did.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        oh, Rickman was SO good in that. he’s SO GOOD in everything, though.

        “I was an actor once”

        and “by Grabthar’s hammer, what a savings” both STILL make me laugh.

  3. tempest prognosticator says:

    Tim, I wish you a lifetime of discomfort. May it take many forms.

  4. Lindsnowork says:

    The Santa Clause is still a December staple, and some of my fondest memories with my dad growing up is watching home improvement and trying to do the belch he does at the end of the intro.
    It was a really hard pill to swallow when I realized he wasn’t the great man, I grew up thinking he was…

  5. broodytrudy says:

    I don’t really see him squirming or “distraught”. He looks like a guy who has no fxcking clue what they’re talking about, just like me! I have never heard of Spades either. Is it like Hearts (which i also don’t really know how to play)? Card games aren’t big where I’m from. I don’t think i know anyone who knows how to play card games aside from slapjack and maybe euchre.

    • Swack says:

      Kind of like hearts but is usually played as teams of 2. In spades you bid on how many tricks you think your hand can take (spades are trump cards) and if you play partners (unless there are 3 players – can’t really play with less than 3) what your team can take. So you want to take as many tricks as you can to make your bid and possibly make your opponents go under. With Hearts you want to avoid the hearts and queen of spades unless you think you can run them. It’s easier to teach Spades when you play it than to try and describe it. In college there was always a spades game going on in the dorm somewhere.

    • Melody calder says:

      I agree- my face mirrors his when they are talking about it, no clue, and used to being the star so conversations being centered on him

    • KidV says:

      That’s what I was thinking, too. He looks like he’s trying to figure out what they’re talking about. I’ve never played Spades, but know what it is, and it took me a moment to figure out what he was saying.

      Still don’t like Tim Allen, though. I even stopped watching the Santa Claus movies at Christmas time when I realized how Republican he was.

  6. Esmom says:

    The state of Michigan also needs to stop using him for their tourism ad campaign. The ads make me cringe for several reasons but he’s the main one.

  7. CAVandy says:

    I follow some wonderful WOC on twitter who love that Tom Hanks has his black card. This is hysterical: https://twitter.com/tnwhiskeywoman/status/1138783547161042944?s=20

  8. Nicole says:

    I can’t speak to Tim Allen, but Tom Hanks clearly has an understanding and comfort level amongst our peeps. He grew up with kids in Oakland and he has at least one black grandchild. Poor Tim Allen, not only was he visibly uncomfortable, but he was kinda judgy too.

    • Kath says:

      It’s not just that he was uncomfortable, it was his weird inability to engage on any level at all. Why show such obvious contempt for a fun, light-hearted exchange? What a dickhead.

  9. lucy2 says:

    He’s not a good guy.
    I kind of feel bad for Tom having to do press with him, but he’s a pro and I’m sure gets along with everyone.

  10. kerwood says:

    Tom Hanks’ has a Black stepmother (and there’s been talk that he’s biracial himself) so his knowledge of Black culture comes from family members.

    We just watched ‘Galaxy Quest’ last night. It’s one of our favourite movies and Tim Allen is very good in it I’m disappointed that he’s such an asshole (although I’m not surprised). It won’t stop me from watching/enjoying the movie in the future, but it might explain why there was no sequel.

    Edited to add: I love that someone pointed out that Tim Allen is the only convicted drug dealer/snitch in that room.

    • Nicole says:

      Tom Hanks grew up in Oakland, CA ( from k-12) when it was a predominately black city. Also, he is the grandfather to a biracial (black mother) granddaughter.

      • Jb says:

        I did not know any of this but definitely explains a lot and my love of this decent human being increases!

      • kerwood says:

        And his stepmother was Black and his mom sure looked Black. So Tom has been invited to the cookout from birth. I’m Black and I don’t know how to play whist!

  11. Jane wilsonn says:

    Wow. Tom is looking fiiiiiit!

  12. Kath says:

    Wow, so high and mighty for a convicted drug dealer. But now the dude’s got money, so he’s a Republican? Must be those “moral values” they’re so fond of.

  13. Mash says:

    Spades is a CORNERSTONE OF black cultural truly…and as a black woman i’ve played so horribly LOL

    its so laughable —ive almost lost friends throwing down and then reneging on my cards….

    Often times when youre at a cookout and your friends or other random black ppl hear you cant play spades they ask really loud like they cant understand how you made it this far not knowing how to play and its hilariously embarrassing for me LOL

    Idk this video just made me smile 🙂

    • Jonathan says:

      I’ve never played spades and have only on very rare occasions played something like poker but even that I wouldn’t remember how to play properly, I don’t get the outrage over this video, I just thought it was kind of funny but the response to it is even more hilarious, it’s outrage culture running amok. I’m not a fan of Tim Allen, I only really remember him from Home Improvement and Galaxy Quest when I was younger.

  14. adastraperaspera says:

    Tim Allen — a cokehead convicted of drug trafficking with a potential life sentence, but got a reduced sentence by squealing on two or three other dealers. Goes to LA and fails up into a lucrative t.v. and movie career. And he hates Hollywood now… Idiot.

    • kerwood says:

      Has he ever considered that it’s riff-raff like him that have made Hollywood such a bad place to be?

  15. Reece says:

    You know I’m choosing to focus on the awesomeness that is Tom Hanks!
    I absolutely adore him!!!

  16. Texas says:

    I have liked a lot of Tim Allen movies such as Galaxy Quest however I always hated him in them. He always comes off as a douche.