Report: Chevy Chase Uses N-Word on Set
Actor issues apology after production on 'Community' briefly shuts down
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?