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Report: Chevy Chase Uses N-Word on Set

Actor issues apology after production on 'Community' briefly shuts down

By Corey Levitan Oct 22, 2012 9:48AM
hollywoodreporter.com

Chevy Chase dropped the n-word during a tirade on the set of "Community" on Friday, according to Deadline.

It was not a Michael Richards situation, at least in that Chase's heart seemed in the right place. Reportedly, the 69-year-old former "Saturday Night Live" star was protesting how much more bigoted his "Community" character could be made by the TV series' writers. (The racial epithet served as an example of how he might next be asked to refer to the characters played by actors Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown.)
 

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Still, "right" is far from an accurate description of the place Chase's head was in. Production was briefly shut down, according to TVLine, and an apology issued by Chase on the set. But the damage was already done, and continues to reverberate through a shocked Internet this morning.
 

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This was not the first unfortunate behavior engaged in by Chase, either. In March, after being roasted for walking off set during some crucial filming, he called the show's former executive producer a "fat" "alcoholic" in a profanity-laden voicemail that was leaked online.

And last month, he told the Huffington Post UK  that taking the "Community" role was "a big mistake" he made "because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want."

At times like these, be glad he's Chevy Chase and you're not.

"Community" airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

329Comments
Oct 22, 2012 12:35PM
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I am a Black man and I agree that we give that word way too much power, The truth is I was never a slave and never picked cotton. By calling someone the N word does not make it so. Truth be known We as a people should stop using it also. I could care less what another person thinks. Call me rich does not make it so and calling me the N wood does not either.Your right the blacks that call other people anything or then what that go by, is just as bad so every body feel the way you want just don't force it on others to put up with your lack of self worth. People like that feel that only feel good about themselves when they are standing on someone else.
Oct 22, 2012 12:34PM
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The general IQ of the commentors on this story has to be in the double digits. Sickening
Oct 22, 2012 12:34PM
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It's not surprising what type of people this "news" story attracted.
Oct 22, 2012 12:28PM
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Snoop dog call Obama a nig and Romney a white nig. If you want to hear the nig word just ride the bus in Stockton for 5 minutes. Lots of nig on nig conversation.
Oct 22, 2012 12:27PM
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if the don't like they can go back to thier mother land africa
Oct 22, 2012 12:26PM
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well you right to that. look what they have done to all the cities.  but we can't pick on them.  that's why in jail the whites are the minorities.  so answer this...why is that?  get off the streets and educate yourself and children. then maybe the blacks wouldn't get a bad rep. but hey, there's always the ****s we can pick on too :)
Oct 22, 2012 12:19PM
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Just vote for Obama and all is forgiven Chevy lol.

 

Oct 22, 2012 12:19PM
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If I was black I wouldn't like myself either...

Oct 22, 2012 12:17PM
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to ALL the people reading this  close your eyes for one minute and think what this country would be like if the blacks were in charge
Oct 22, 2012 12:17PM
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After reading some of the comments on here I have come to the conclusion that "people are ignorant & stupid'. Please learn how to spell and stop using all caps. Our education system is failing us in this country. Too much TV, video games and internet making generations of idiots.
Oct 22, 2012 12:14PM
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Least he is making headlines. The guy has not been funny in thirty years. Overrated early in career as well.
Oct 22, 2012 12:05PM
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Such well put comments about it being ok for the black community to talk trash about white folks but we can't say anything about them without fear of losing our jobs or even being prosecuted at times. the world needs to look at reverse discrimination a little harder.
Oct 22, 2012 12:03PM
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Get a life. Blacks call each other the dreaded "N" word.  Whatever happened to " Sticks and Stones will break my bones but Names Will Never hurt me?  I say suck it up and move on. Big deal.  A Rose by any other name (even the "N" word)  still smells as sweet.  Get over yourselves,all ready.
Oct 22, 2012 12:01PM
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Hang him just like Michael Richards got hung!

But ohh nooo you cant do that to a Liberal.

Biggest phonies around and closet racists all trying to come off as pals to the black man.

Maybe if he is their house servent.

Oct 22, 2012 11:58AM
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I do not agree with him using the N word or any other deratogry word.  This is shameful.  Shame on you chevy Chase and all of these racist comments coming from other whites that agree with him.  Shame on you all also. 

 

When you have walked a mile in the shoes of a people that has been in the past and continually today discriminated against, then you have the right to speak out. 

 

White people don't even realize how privilized we really are.  Stop looking through rose colored glasses that racism doesn't exist in this country because it is very much alive and well.

Oct 22, 2012 11:42AM
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COME ON NOW. CHRIS ROCK, AND ALL THE REST OF THE BLACKS CALL US WHITE TRASH. SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL. THEY ARE ALL SO RACIST TO WHITE PEOPLE. THEY CANT GET OVER THEY WAS SLAVES. WE DIDNT DO IT.!! GOOD FOR CHEVY CHASE.
Oct 22, 2012 11:38AM
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sorry, i meant, context, haven't had that second cup of coffee.

 

Oct 22, 2012 11:38AM
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his use of the n word is being taken out of contest.  he does not need to apoligize.  the writers forcing him to use deprecating language need to apologize.  if anyone.  but, that the character being portrayed  -  there are people like chevy's character.  no one censored archie bunker - remember him?

 

Oct 22, 2012 11:38AM
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This stupid, oversensitive society we live in. If someone uses the word in reference, that is not a racist rant. Anyone who doesn't know the difference has WAY too much time on their hands.
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