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Tim Allen’s voice is not part of the new movie Lightyear, which was released last Thursday, despite having played the character Buzz Lightyear in all Toy Story movies. After the announcement, theories emerged about the reasons why Disney decided not to consider the actor for this opportunity.
Allen was replaced by Marvel actor Chris Evans. According to the Daily Mail, one of the reasons he did not get the role would be because of his political endorsement of former Republican President Donald Trump.
Another reason why the actor would not have been considered would be because of jokes he makes on social media about the company. For example, earlier this week, he wrote: “Took some kids to Disneyland and overheard a 13-year-old boy wondering if he may be pansexual since he loves skillets.”
Tim Allen is Buzz Lightyear
As it was already customary for viewers to hear Allen’s voice as Buzz, the actor’s absence surprised the public. Some users of social networks referred to the situation and commented that Disney’s decision was made because lately, it has an agenda that several described as “progressive”. “Tim Allen was replaced because he is a conservative and doesn’t fit Disney’s ‘woke’ agenda,” Harry Caito wrote on Twitter.
Brigitte Gabriel agreed with Caito and said Allen’s departure was due to Disney’s Woke schedule. “Tim Allen will always be Buzz Lightyear. Disney has destroyed another great iconic character due to wokeness,” Gabriel wrote.
Everyone Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton called the decision not to call Allen for the film a “HUGE mistake” and considered that “the role that he owns.” “Tim IS Buzz! Why would they completely castrate this iconic, beloved character?” Heaton wrote on social media.
According to the Daily Mail, Chris Evans also expressed his support for Tim Allen and assured that Buzz Lightyear is a role for Allen. However, he stressed that it was necessary to give the character a chance to create a new footprint for the audience.
The media outlet said it asked Disney for comment on the situation, but it did not receive a response from the company.