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Dog Barks Back -- I'd Kill Myself for Forgiveness!

11/7/2007 10:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Dog has only one excuse for dropping the N-word in a leaked phone message -- "I thought I was cool enough to be able to use" it.


Duane "Dog" Chapman was on "Hannity & Colmes" last night for his first interview since his son sold tapes of an N-word littered rant to the National Enquirer, and tried his best to defend himself against and apologize for the hate-filled tirade.

Chapman will continue his tour of contrition tonight, in an interview with Larry King.

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Kelly Neuman    

DO WE CARE NO.

2481 days ago
17.

PRINCE TO FROG    

WOW! YOU GET UP EARLY TO HATE! YOU MUST HAVE A REALLY SAAADDD LIFE. EVEN IF DOG WAS THE CREEP YOU SAY HE IS, IT STILL TAKES A REAL MAN TO GO ON NATIONAL TV (BY THE WAY SHAUN HANNITY IS A CHRISTIAN ALSO, BUT YOU PROBABLY HATE HIM ALSO) AND APPOLOGIZE !! TOUGH GUYS DON'T APPOLOGIZE ABOUT NOTHING!! TOUGH GUYS ARE TOO PRIDEFUL AND FULL OF THEMSELVES. BUT YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT RIGHT HATER?!?!?! YOU GO DOG, WE ARE BEHIND YOU AND YOUR COURAGE, AND THANK YOU FOR NOT MAKING EXCUSES!!

2481 days ago
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wtfrenchtoast    

Dog, i have your back. this was a mistake and you are owning up to it. more than most people these days. This was a PRIVATE conversation, not a "kramer" stunt at a comedy club. he was betrayed by his own flesh and blood. cut him some slack. viva la dog

2481 days ago
19.

My words    

Oh, please. This "explanation" is too laughable to be taken seriously. If he had any decency, he would've looked at his son's relationship with someone of another ethnicity as an inspiration to change his ways, but instead, he chose to call his son to berate him about her girlfriend, out of fear that she might overhear him using ethnic derogatory terms and report him to the tabloids. That was his chance to change and he didn't take it.

Action speaks louder than words,too. If he wants to change, then maybe he should start by looking into himself and recognizing that it is NEVER cool to refer to people with derogatory slurs, because believe it or not, derogatory terms are not terms of endearment. You would never refer to someone you like/love as slut, bitch, whore, n---gger, ch--ks etc. People who use these terms use them to be disrespectful and cruel--no other reasons. Once he looks into himself, then he might start doing things that show he has changed--and not just do them in front of the cameras. Look at Mark Wahlberg; he was involved in a racial hate incident when he was a teenager and to this day, he's been working with and supporting causes in the Asian-American communities.
On that note, I don't feel sorry for him, nor do I care what happens to him. Whether he lives, works again or dies is not gonna make me care.

2481 days ago
20.

lise    

agree with #8

2481 days ago
21.

Stan    

Give it up dog! there is no forgiveness to the white man! Jesse Jackson Hymietown knows that!

2481 days ago
22.

Annette    

#2 growabrain
#6 onemoretime

It's obvious to everyone that you're one & the same poster who is determined to maintain your #1 Space-Hog status by cutting & pasting this BORING diatribe every day on every site you can find.

I hope you know that you're only embarrassing yourself, because NO ONE CARES about this. I have no idea why you'd want to set yourself up to be ridiculed, but there it is. My guess is that the special ed school is bemoaning the day they taught you how to cut & paste. I think they should re-assess your situation & up your meds considerably. Run along now. The short bus is waiting in your driveway.

2481 days ago
23.

eddie    

i am not a fan. it appears as if he did try to help delana by given her a place to stay, and he did not start having a relationship with her until she was of age.

now about the racial remarks. if you listen to the tape, he says he says that word all the time. in what context, is the question. the answer is in a bad context and that is way he did not want her there or (and this is what i think) his fan base is unlearnt hillbillies or single minded/ everything is black and white, no middle ground republicans because their fathers were with no real thoughts of their own and he did not want them to turn off his show.

2481 days ago
24.

ROBIN PARR    

Seems Dog has more to worry about then saying the "N" word. I hope he is taken off the air for good. My kids watched this show. They watched him catch the bad guys. Now it seems he is one of them!! Shame on A&E for not looking a little closer!!!

2481 days ago
25.

Dan    

What the hell is that creature and who the hell is he, to call anybody else derogatory names? Wow... I'm in shock!

2481 days ago
26.

Every Dog has it's day!    

I find it amusing that all the individuals who see that Duane Chapman did nothing wrong (and should be forgiven) are of white ancestry. These same apologetic racists complain that all blacks use the "N" word too and that "Blacks always call out Al Sharpton when there is a problem." "It's Freedom of speech"; quip the uneducated, INSENSITIVE, UNPRODUCTIVE, racists.

My question is for those who make these sweeping generalizations and pathetic excuses for the DOG is, what type of black people are you friends with that use these terms? Or are you not friends with them and are just talking of the few you have seen in the Rap world and in inner city poor areas? Do you really feel it's okay to judge people on the color of their skin and not content of their character?


If Dog didn't like the girl then fine, but Dog's insulted and entire race of people and his reason for not liking the girl was her race only, he had never met her! He said it would be the same if his daughter brought home a black man and that's not right. She too is not free to love. He fired his son loving someone. He took away the boys income and living, what kind of man does that to his own child? Then he is surprised that his child turned on him! he turned on his son first by not accepting who the boy loves. Dog has no right to do that, no parent does!


I am sure not all the kids like Beth but that was Dog's choice and as a parent Dog should respect his kids choice regardless of color and judge the choices only on their character. Dog is a racist, and a convicted criminal! It's shocking that people excuse this behavior by blaming the son for loving outside his race. I think that most of the whites that blame the son are doing so because they are scared that their children might do what Tucker did and embarrass them by making their racist behavior known to others. It's shocking for them that their kids might let others know their dirty secrets. Well I am glad Tucker stood up for love and not racism. You people backing Dog are disgusting undercover racists who are now finding comfort in your own...and Dog represents exactly what you are!


I can't believe that in the year 2007, with Internet access, education and and the ability to break down social/color borders (like never before) such ignorance could reign supreme! Are these Dog apologists educated about anything regarding black history? It is extremely ethnocentric and highly asinine for these ignorant apologetic individuals to claim that all blacks use the "N" word. Well guess what, I am a Black Canadian woman. My parents are from South American and my background is mixed race (Black mother,White,Indian and Chinese father).


In my entire 37 years, I don't know ANY black person (including those from Africa) who address each other with the "N" word or see that word as anything endearing. I have not met one black person who does, not one, and I have traveled the world. Everybody I know or have met, view it as a highly offensive and an extremely vulgar insult of the highest degree. An insult that was created by white slave owners to insult their black slaves. Blacks did not not create the word for themselves white Americans did, so learn your history!


My husband is German and I have been in Germany for the past 4 months.
They have laws here about things like this, Neo-Nazi displays or even hand gestures can get you arrested. In America no one cares. "Free speech is our right" they cry! Yes, but "Free Speech" must carry responsibility and that responsibility is not to hurt others. It's the reason for Political Correctness fools! And Political Correctness is not just for Blacks but all those who can be hurt by words. Is it because Germany learned something about their past regarding the treatment of those that were the minority and many white Americans learned nothing regarding the history of their countries treatment of blacks? It was only in the 60's that equal rights found a place in American society, yet the war in Germany has been over longer than that. The Germans have learned from their bad experiences (and paying reparations to this day), but many white Americans still wallow in ignorance and are offended to acknowledge (and address) problems created by their history. Problems that still influence and shape their societal behavior in 2007!


I am not asking for special treatment -as I know most whites are not inclined to give me any and never have, but what I am asking is for people to simply respect that the "N' word is a derogatory term and those who use it, (whether in public or private) need education and to learn compassion for those who have been hurt by discrimination (whether it be based on gender, race, religion or sexual orientation). Treat people as you want to be treated.


Dog did not want anyone to know he is a racist. He was scared the Enquirer would find out and he wou

2481 days ago
27.

Sharona    

In this day and time we are not even allowed to have a private conversation.......Even though I am not a fan at all of the Dog it was a private conversation.....I thought this was America.....you know Freedom of Speech.....but evidently not. Dog needs to make a real effort to make amends with his children, not the public or media. More and more every day we are lowing the freedom of speech....United States of the Offended

2481 days ago
28.

carol    

The Damage Control is annoying. All the apologies are worse than anything he actually said or could have said. Move on. Even if the show cancels him, he's still a bounty hunter.
He will survive.

2481 days ago
29.

eddie    

when dog has a problem- he pr people work overtime.
the poster who are righting these support messages about the mexican incident and now this must be family and friends of dogs. i think its beth and the crew

2481 days ago
30.

jennifer    

Anyone who has heard this conversation and then heard his explanation knows that this man is lying. "I thought I was cool enough from one brother to another"?! No he specifically was telling his son to break up with his girlfriend! How can he possibly be on TV expecting people to believe what he is saying now? This is insulting to everyone! Now he is proving that he is not ONLY a prejudice pig, but also thinks that the public has absolutely no intellect at all. He should just apologize for the whole conversation, instead of making it worse by lying about it. I know that people want to believe that there is no prejudices left in this world, but the moment anyone of any race, gender or background uses derogatory language such as that it shows us all how far we still have to go......it truly is sad and disappointing!

2481 days ago
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