Tim Allen wants to know why he can't use the N-word.
The "Home Improvement" actor, 60, spoke about how he feels that the euphemism "N-word" is more offensive than the slur it's supposed to soften in a recent interview, touching on the recent controversy over Paula Deen's prejudicial language.
"I've had this argument on stage a million times," Allen told the Tampa Bay Times. "I do a movie with Martin Lawrence and pretty soon they're referring to me, 'hey my n----r's up.' So I'm the n----r' if I'm around you guys but 7 feet away, if I said n----r, it's not right. It's very confusing to the European mind how that works, especially if I've wither grown up or evolved or whatever, it literally was growing up in Colorado with Hispanics and Angloss, that's all I remember."
"So when Paula Deen (admits her language) they go after her," Allen said, referring to the former Food Network's star admission in a deposition that she had used the term in the past.
"Now we've gone backwards in the world," Allen said.
"So this debate rages in the public, but when it goes out to the comedy world, we're note ven allowed to say it, and I gotta refer to it as the N word, F word, B wordit gets all the way down to the line," Allen added. "it gets really intense; we're running backwards."