Everybody Loves Raymond actress Patricia Heaton caught a glimpse of Disney’s new Lightyear trailer —and she didn’t like what she saw. Actually, she didn’t like what she heard.
Disney has replaced conservative actor Tim Allen with Captain America actor Chris Evans. Heaton shared her thoughts on Twitter.
“Saw the trailer for Buzz Lightyear and all I can say is Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake in not casting my pal [Tim Allen],” the star of “The Middle” tweeted to her hundreds of thousands of followers.
“Tim Allen in the role that he originated, the role that he owns,” she added. “Tim IS Buzz! Why would they completely castrate this iconic, beloved character?”
“Ok, so the current Buzz Lightyear movie is an origin story – but the reason the character became so beloved is because of what [Tim Allen] created,” Heaton continued in a second tweet. “Why remove the one element that makes us want to see it? [stupidHollywooddecisions].”
The official word from Disney is that Allen wasn’t replaced for his politics but because the story wasn’t about the Buzz Lightyear action figure —but the hero who inspired the action figure.