In an interview, Allen said "If I have no intent, if I show no intent, if I clearly am not a racist, then how can 'n*****' be bad coming out of my mouth?" He then compared himself to Richard Pryor, who was black, and Lenny Bruce, who was talented. After finishing his topical comparison to a satirist who died in 1966, Allen added "'the n-word' is worse to me than n*****," prompting a legion of baffled responses from black academics and media personalities who surely had better things they wanted to do with their time.
But that was all the way back in 2013, mere years after the Civil Rights movement and well before adult white men could have possibly been expected to know better. In 2017, an older and wiser Allen commented on being a conservative in Hollywood by saying, "You're going to get beat up if you don't believe what everybody believes. This is like '30s Germany." Indeed, being paid millions of dollars to star in Last Man Standing, a show that's spent seven seasons making The Big Bang Theory look like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, is exactly like being beaten in the streets, having your home and business forcibly taken from you, and/or getting shipped off to a concentration camp to suffer a slow and agonizing death. This time it was prominent Jewish people who had the opportunity to tell Allen to shut his dumb mouth, because in his own idiotic way, the man does not discriminate.