Two things we know for sure about Tim Allen: he loves Donald Trump and apparently doesn’t know how to play Spades.
The man who once revealed he believes it’s his right to use the N-word, recently did some press rounds with Tom Hanks for Toy Story 4 and things went astray from talking about the actual animated film.
Speaking with Global Grind’s Xilla Valentine, the two actors were asked about their knowledge of the card game Spades and what they would do in a specific situation in playing the game, and apparently Hanks earned an invite to the cookout while Allen proved he’s probably never, ever been around Black folks.
Tom Hanks revealed that he has a long history at playing Spades, including an Oakland, California version called Whist and says he always “throws down” when playing the game.
Allen, meanwhile: “I worked in Vegas for 30 years and I don’t gamble,” Allen admitted. “I don’t know what you guys are talking about. I don’t have any idea what you guys just said.”
Tom Hanks is so cool I tested his knowledge of black culture. pic.twitter.com/aGrJdD1Qjh— The All-Mighty Xilla Valentine (@BlogXilla) June 11, 2019
Unfortunately for Tim Allen, his comments reminded people of his infamous 2013 comments where he claimed he should be able to say the N-word and the time he was busted for selling coke.
Twitter had a field day. See the beautiful messiness below.
Tom Hanks = cool ass white neighbor who shows up at the black neighbors birthday party with a 6 pack for the adults, drinks for the kids & will dance off beat when the cha cha slide comes on.— 🇹🇹Black🇭🇹Aziz🇳🇬aNANsi🇯🇲 (@Freeyourmindkid) June 12, 2019
Tim Allen = Shows up & asks if you have a permit for your bounce house. pic.twitter.com/vQmrBb6l0N
Tim Allen isn't racist because he doesn't know how to play spades. He's racist because he uses the N word on the regular...not just in his comedy routine. Yes, there are videos. YouTube it people. He's racist because he's racist.— Bumble🐝✈✒🌻☕ (@Bumble6671) June 12, 2019
When you think about it...Tim Allen's sitcom was the epitome of white male privilege.— Ms. Imani (@ImaniKushan) June 12, 2019
It was about a "handyman" who was actually quite inefficient, but still managed to land a TV show & brand sponsorship.
Kinda like being a coke dealing racist who lands roles in kids movies. pic.twitter.com/ln6UZdv6hp
Tim Allen: talking about black culture makes me uncomfortable— The Holy Spirit (@TweetOfSpirit_) June 12, 2019
Tom Hanks: pic.twitter.com/mzS2OPAi89
We need a Tom Hanks reboot of Tim Allen. https://t.co/4U0bcF45Z1— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 12, 2019
While Tom Hanks talks Spades, Bid Whist, & Oakland, Tim Allen basically goes the route of "The only thing I like black is my coffee." 🤣🤣🤣@Denzealots alum @BlogXilla is undefeated! https://t.co/mJNPfNHF31— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) June 12, 2019
Need the gif of Tom Hanks acting like he's throwing cards down on a table.— John Ketchum (@Ketchcast) June 12, 2019
Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney