Tim Allen recently tweeted out a joke about "wokeness" and got a big response from both fans and critics. In a tweet, the longtime comedian asked about "the face of woke," and if "wokees have a club house." he also quipped that "woke" individuals may spend their time in "cute yet safe playpen."
The joke was met with mixed reactions, as some of Allen's fan sided with his take, but others took issue. "I think their safe spaces and playpens are called California, New York, and New Jersey," a fan tweeted back. "Obviously, you are not woke. The origin of the word woke comes from Black culture. It is a complement to be 'woke', a synonym for being aware," another person replied. Scroll down to see more reactions to Allen's "woke" tweet.
Who is the face of woke. Do wokees have a club house in someone’s backyard or maybe a cute yet safe playpen somewhere?— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) October 17, 2022
"Woke has been around for generations. Especially in black circles. Racists just hijacked it, because they hate the idea of someone being considerate to minorities," one person wrote in Allen's replies.prevnext
"Face of Coke"
Lol I thought you said "who is the face of coke" pic.twitter.com/RevUWVlB3Q— Alternative Fax (@daveblend) October 17, 2022
"The fact that Tim Allen spent time in prison for cocaine distribution and still got another chance at life, then ran a show that was essentially a reboot of his older show into the ground and then complained about woke cancel culture will never not be funny to me," one Twitter user commented, referring to Allen's previous arrest and imprisonment over a charge in the late '70s.prevnext
Tim Allen is in a special category where the tweets are basically inoffensive and harmless because the tweets are completely incoherent, guy is just kinda saying stuff https://t.co/N8o6pvAp2s— Mr. Chau’s DRAGULA (@Srirachachau) October 17, 2022
"It's just people who have empathy and compassion for other life," someone offered. "You should try it on sometime."prevnext
The face of "woke" (and their "clubhouse" is called "church".) pic.twitter.com/9Ad1EOlRj7— MugsysRapSheet – #TaxGunpowder 🪛🐑🐘 (@MugsysRapSheet) October 17, 2022
"Wokefullness is virtue signaling and a true objection to a persons freedom of expression," one of Allen's defenders wrote. "Some of the things that people have been 'canceled' for in the past few years has been life ruining without true merit. Wokefulness is gaslighting and changing the world for the worse."prevnext
"The Word is Gone"
I mean I know the word is gone. We’ve lost it. But it still irritates me periodically— 👻Imani Gandy Corn👻 (@AngryBlackLady) October 18, 2022
"I hate when white people who received a second chance act brand new... Tim Allen was arrested, charged and served time in prison for cocaine distribution yet he's in this internet acting like he doesn't have a criminal record. If he was Black this story would be so different," one Twitter user surmised.prevnext
"The fact is Tim Allen is as white as the coke he peddled," someone wrote. "And when you are white like that, you can just blame the woke mob for targeting you because you love Jesus. If you play your cards right, soon enough you'll again be as pure as the driven snow in America's eyes."prevnext
"Last Klan Standing"
What was it called, Last Klan Standing?— Brown Eyed Susan🇺🇦 (@smc429) October 18, 2022
"Tim Allen I used to think you were cool! Woke means you are alert to injustices in society, especially racism," a former fan replied to Allen. "Republicans think it's a bad thing but I'm proud to be 'woke.' Now you know what a jerk you are!"prevnext
Yes, Tim Allen was busted for drugs. But the most disturbing thing was that he ratted out everybody he knew in order to get a lighter sentence; to save his own ass.— J Thomas Madden (@JThomasMadden1) October 17, 2022
"Just a reminder that absolutely every role Tim Allen plays, is some form of bad dad or toxic male role that saves his relationships by learning to lean into and accept new more appropriate social skills and PC acceptance," a final user added. "So Tim... Tim is in fact, the face of 'Wokness.'"prev