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A&E Suspends Production on "Dog the Bounty Hunter"

10/31/2007 7:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A&E issued the following statement to TMZ: "A&E has just learned of the story released by the National Enquirer concerning Duane Dog Chapman.
Dog the Bounty Hunter
We take this matter very seriously. Pending an investigation, we have suspended production on the series. When the inquiry is concluded we will take appropriate action."

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SumSum    

A protest has been planned for Dog the Bounty Hunter outside the A&E HQ in New York. It will be on December 13th at mid day - meeting at:
A&E Television Networks
235 East 45th Street
New York,
NY 10017

it will last for a few hours. We want as many media outlets there as possible, so if you come, please wear a Dog shirt, a Dog mullet wig, or Dog leathers to stand out of the crowd! Also, make sure you have a supply of the posters (can be found at dogsupporter.wordpress.com) and some banners maybe!
Just so i know how many people maybe coming, could you email me on james_iles_19@msn.com and tell me how many people are coming with you? and i will keep you up to date by email about what is happening!

2443 days ago
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Bob    

Everyone out there makes mistakes on a day to day basis,if someone happens to see one ( in action as it happens,is one thing!)Look at all the people that follow the pain and persecution train its easier to dish it than receive it. All those glass houses out there and some people just drag a big bag of rocks looking for a that glass house target! Dog! you need one of those breaks your always giving,Never met ya, I would shake your hand. you need not apologize you rock!

2443 days ago
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percilla    

I'm glad this sob is off the air. Beth always THOUGHT she could beat a black woman's butt anyway. Funny how Dog always
kept her from getting the true butt whooping that she deserved. Now let's see how many black people in prison enjoy his company. INTERVENE THAT DAWG!!

2396 days ago
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Jacko    

I'll bet that the vast majority, if not all of the supporters for DOG are toothless, Medicaid, welfare, incest bred, trailer trash rednecks! That is why this country is in the shape it's in, because of immoral brainless twits such as thi. Chapman represents immoral behavior and continued exploitation of the 50th state for his benefit. Once he realized his fame and fortune were about to be shot to hell he feigns a sincere heartly apology to the public and the blac people by reaching out to their community on how to safeguard his position with the viewers and A&E. Put the poor bastard and his family to sleep!

2439 days ago
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thor    

if you ask me, i think they should can dog and his show permanately! the guy is a clown who is all full of him self. to say what he did about his sons girl freind was dead wrong! heres a guy who when making a bust calls people every foul word in the book, then put on the loving caring person who wants to preach the bible on the way to jail. as i said, he is a total clown, his show is a joke and good riddance!

2439 days ago
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EEC    

Wow - I just read through these comments. Pretty remarkable! I am among the majority that think A&E should leave the Dog alone. We no longer watch A&E at my home and we won't watch A&E until they put Dog back on the air. I'm convinced that viewers can make a difference here just like they did when FOX took America's Most Wanted off the air.

2438 days ago
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karl meier    

A & E has made a big mistake in taking "Dog" off the air. He and his crew have put A & E on our TV the map ( at least for my wife and me) . I'm retired, and love to see such a "real " action show that you have really done a great job of makeing a difference in TV viewing. There's a lot of folks who would like to stand by "THe bounty hunter" and not think any the less of A & E for doing the same. Put the crew back on the air. Please K. Meier

2438 days ago
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dean    

dog did any one ever tell you that nothing good will ever come from any thing bad,you know like your parents, teaching of right and wrong, you know like hateing was one of the bigggggg NO NO,s.i mean since you WHITE skin make you natrally more smarter and gives you the right to having A SOUL .

2438 days ago
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Sharon    

I do not feel that you are being fair about this. The black people use that word with each other all the time and they even call white people that. I think using someones personal phone conversation with his son against him is wrong in so many ways. Is it not legal to record someone without their permission? What about that. What about the right to say what you want. He did not say it in public or hollar it from the podium. I think you have given way to much power to his son and girlfriend on this matter. I think he should stay on the air and you can continue your investigation. Let those without sin throw the first stone. PUT THE DOG BACK ON, black people are not the only ones on this earth so why do we let them dictate so much.

2436 days ago
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Aimee Mitchell    

Ive been reading and watching this very closely to give an informed opinion, these are my thoughts. 1. Tucker Chapman should be in the line of fire for selling out his own Father. He may have some grudges but at the end of the day - we are all responsible for our own actions and this will come back on him.
2. Lets take into consideration the hundreds, even thousands of people Dog and his crew have helped over the years. The people they have brought back onto the straight and narrow. One mistake over say 500 successes - thats a totally irrational statistic. The TV station needs to get some guts and support the one who has probably made them alot of money over the last few years. I say, let Dog be Dog, let him stay on. National Who? Whats that? We dont get that in NZ, but we do get Dog and we love him in New Zealand. Keep him on, keep him and his crew healing people and saving lives. If we let this win, we lose all those lives they could potentially save, and thats not on his head, thats on the TV stations and the trashy mags. Good for you both, you have just killed 500 people.

2435 days ago
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forgiver    

In response to #7 , you are right I agree with you completely. What about when black people use the word cracker, honkey, peckerwood etc. or When someone uses the work Wet Back etc. I take no offense to them unless they are made with bad intent. and alot of times its the way people just talk to eachother if they know eachother.

2391 days ago
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forgiver    

Yes it a word that is one of the ugliest words around. But there is alot of people that use it just as another everyday word. Especially young people. What about when blacks use the words White Boy, Cracker etc. don't take no offense to it uless the words are ment to hunrt. DOG and his family helped people no matter what color. A & E put it back on or you will lose a lot of viewer. Dog is good for the ratings...........................

2391 days ago
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NAMECALLING    

Sad but true, almost every group has a name for the other, and seems to be human nature. in countries like iraq, Iran, etc.they hate each other and name calling would be welcomeover what they do to each other. If the blacks that are here, were in their homeland, they would be concerned about their next meal, and not who called who a name. It is time for CEO's,TV heads, etc. to not buckle under to this type of stupid pressure and use they own common sense. This is human nature, and is ludicrous at best. Everyone get a life. It is too short to get in volved with bull s.....

2434 days ago
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bigdog08    

YES THE DOG IS RACEST YES HE USE THE WORD BUT PEOPLE DO WE ALL SOMETIMES LOSE CONTROL AND USE RACEST WORDS AM NOT TAKING SIDES HOWEVER HE DID SAY HE WAS SORRY AND YES HE WILL BE PUNISH BY GOD HIM SELF BUT GOD FORGIVES ALL SINNER BECOUSE HE A FAMAS PERSIONS WE SHOULD TAKE ALL THIS OUT OF CONTEXT I SAY IF GOD CAN FORGIVE THEN WE SHOULD TO AND PLEASE DONT TAKE THE SHOW OFF THE AIR DO WHAT U DO BEST UPGRADE HIS CONTRACT WRITE ON THE CONTRACT WHAT HE CAN DO OR SAY ON THE AIR

2434 days ago
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AKThunder    

Hey I guess its okay for a black person to say "Yo what up NI**ER" to another black person....OH and I have heard it said from a black person to a white person UNCOUNTABLE numbers of times....I guess its okay for a black person to say it to whomever they want but when the WHITE person says it to a BLACK person then OH NO! LOOK OUT THE WHITE GUY IS A RACIST right? What a load of CRAP. And yet is OKAY for a BLACK person to call a WHITE man a CRACKER or HONKEY (which happens to be much WORSE than the N word)...I guess because DOG is famous he isnt entitled to FREE SPEECH and PRIVACY right?? Now you want him to dance like a puppet for the Black Community??? What a load of CRAP. Look, I dont think he should have been using slurs but the guy is entitled to say whatever he wants to, whenever he wants to......Lay off and PUT HIM BACK ON THE AIR....A&E is just rediculous.....He said sorry...that should be good enough...

2390 days ago
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