Tim Allen Speaks Out Against The Book of Mormon Musical
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“I almost walked out of The Book of Mormon musical. I found that horrible. I don’t think it was funny at all," Tim Allen said in an interview with the Deseret News in 2017. The popular comedian spoke of the musical as "troubling" and "mean-spirited," noting that a production presenting any other faith in a similar way would not have happened. Allen, who was a religious studies and philosophy major, says he has great respect for other religions and understands when a joke takes things too far, according to the Deseret News.
About the LDS Church's response to this production, Allen said, "It shows a level of class. . . . I mean, there wasn’t any blowback from the Mormons.”
In fact, Allen even joked about considering joining the Church after touring Temple Square and learning about the Mormon pioneers and Church history. “This is amazing—I’m going to become Mormon,” he quipped before sharing a joke about the gold plates.