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Dog Begs for The Rev

10/31/2007 7:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DOG CHAPMAN, AL SHARPTONTMZ has learned that Dog the Bounty Hunter has already contacted Rev. Al Sharpton, hoping to explain the racist telephone call Dog made to his son.

We're told The Rev, who is currently preaching in Daytona Beach, Fla., and hasn't heard the tape, is considering having a dialog with Chapman, but will not make his decision until he has a chance to listen.

UPDATE: TMZ has received the following statement from The Rev:
"Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network and the organization's Decency Initiative are unequivocally against the use of the "N" word in any context. While people have the freedom to express themselves in any matter in private, when those private conversations become public, it becomes our responsibility to state, as we always have, that we condemn the use of this word as racist and derogatory. Dog the Bounty Hunter has reached out to Reverend Sharpton who is traveling to promote his March on the U.S. Justice Department on November 16th against Hate Crimes and Racial Attacks and therefore Rev. Sharpton has not had a chance to hear the audio of the remarks. However, until he does hear the audio, National Action Network maintains that is against the use of the "N" word."

Story developing ...

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61.

tired of cry baby    

why would talking to a racist like al do any good ? so are we all going to have to go to al everything we say the n-word ? at least it's not jesse!!

2448 days ago
62.

DLC    

99% of the world is racist.
If Al Sharpton called Dog a honkey or cracker, it would be a non-event, there would be no outcry.

2448 days ago
63.

tim jeffries    

Is al sharpton the king of all kings who is he to judge. Why is that he has the last say on things .Why do people go to him, he's knot GOD! He need's to get over him self!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

2448 days ago
64.

Sharona    

It amazes me that we have to get "Rev" Al Sharpton's okay before we speak! I was just under the impression that this was America.....guess I'm wrong. Dog you owe no one an apology.......that is between you and your maker...and that maker is not Al Sharpton

2448 days ago
65.

double standards    

reading about this makes me sick to my stomach - because those who love to be victims are going to come out of the wood work to stay victimized. I don't want to call him a Rev - because he is not doing god's work - so let's say Al - well he loves the publicity - and loves keeping the society of victims in that mode - move on Al - most people in the world are racists in one form or another. Each race thinks they are better than the other - each race is stereo typed - but none so capitalized as the race that Al says he stands up for. I like to see him stand up for all races - now that is a true religious person who is full of love and not full of something else like Al is. Now who is the true racist? Hmmmm

2448 days ago
66.

Sir Nigel Buttercrumpet    

Two racist bungholes...

2448 days ago
67.

jack e. jett    

Rev Sharpton??????? Puhleeeeeez......

That Dog is really living in the 80's......

Next he will reach out to Billy Ray Cyrus.


jackjett
Chaotic Modulation

2448 days ago
68.

Sues    

I won AGAIN. It did take slightly longer for Sharptongue to show up this time. I love this game.

2448 days ago
69.

HoHoHO    

Ummm, if this was a private phone call, how did anyone get a hold of the content? Oh, right our civil rights were stripped by our President... Whatever. He doesn't deserve to be hounded (pun!), and Imus deserves his job back.. Black people need to also stop being offended by a noose! Now that it is Halloween, and everyone is hanging them up for decor, black people are saying it's racist. Criminals should find it offensive, not blacks! Nooses have been used to hang criminals of all skin colors all over the WORLD for atleast a century. Nooses were not used by only whites to hang only blacks, maybe they should try not being so self consumed.

2448 days ago
70.

sam    

Oh...OK. Al..Like I didn't know that using the N word is not cool We need your pearls of wisdom. We should be hearing from Jessie Jackson any minute. Get the fire hose.

2448 days ago
71.

Women R Hizoes    

Why the hell would he call Al Sharpton? That guy is the most two faced hypocrite this country as seen in recent memory. Al Sharpton thrives on racism and desperately needs racism to continue in order to remain relevant. The dog shouldn't apologize for anything. It was a private conversation and if people do not like it, don't watch his show. Simple as that.

2448 days ago
72.

gazoo    

Why does Dog have to apologize? He made the statement in a private conversation. The person who should apologize is the person who made that conversation public. I am no Dog lover. I think he's an arrogant blowhard, but to have him publically apologize for a private conversation is stupid.

2448 days ago
73.

Christiana    

The ONLY reason he was crying for 30 minutes was because that tank of a wife of his probably beat the hell out of him because its pretty clear the gravy train done wrecked.

2448 days ago
74.

andrew06    

Al didnt say anything when halle barry made fun of jewish people. He musy only attack WHITE PEOPLE!

2448 days ago
75.

....hmmmm    

I'm sorry..um..was that conversation meant for the public to hear? People say stupid things to loved ones all the time...It was meant to be hurtful...like if she was overweight and he called her fat...so what...it wasn't meant for the public and he has no history of being a racist whatsoever...get over it...stop being friggin sensitive about this crap! Only someone with a really low self esteem would be pissed over this!

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