Fans reacted in a big way; it became a rallying cry for conservatives who launched a petition to convince ABC to bring back "a show that appeals to a broad swath of Americans who find very few shows that extol the virtues with which they can identify; namely conservative values".
"I've said this a couple of times, I'm not the character I play", Allen said. Also, remember that you can like CarterMatt on Facebook for some other information when it comes to all things Last Man Standing.
ABC terminated Barr from the smash-hit revival of Roseanne after she tweeted a racially charged remark, in which she compared former senior Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to an ape. As a stand-up comic, it's a very risky position for me to be in because I like pushing buttons.
Producers of Last Man Standing do not plan to address whether Tim Allen's conservative lead character is a member of President Donald Trump's base, Fox TV Group chairman/CEO Gary Newman told TV critics at TCA.
"I visualize to the audience and I tell them ahead of time, I'm going to be saying these and I know they're offensive to you - let's decide why they're offensive and who's making that decision", he said.More news: Milestones: Apple's road to being a trillion-dollar enterprise
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On Thursday, Allen said he believes the decision was "a financial decision", echoing the language used by ABC in justifying their move. I thought it was done very poorly, that's my point of view.
Allen added with regards to the difficulties comedians face at the moment: "It's a odd, terrible time, and I don't think we're all made of glass".
"I think of the character as a fairly centrist viewpoint", he said, according to Fox News.
The "Last Man Standing" star answered, "I go way back with Rosie and that's not the Rosie I know". "When I heard the offer to create more episodes of Last Man Standing, I did a fist pump so hard I threw my back out". We don't really do issues of the week. "We consider ourselves a family show with a traditional character in the center of it". "We just think it's a really amusing show" with general appeal. "I've apologized and explained and asked for forgiveness", Barr said.
For his part, Allen added that he doesn't believe ABC's decision to cancel Last Man Standing in 2017 was politically motivated.