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Chevy Chase

'Community' Star Drops

the N-Word During Rant

10/20/2012 1:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chevy Chase
had another verbal outburst on the set of "Community" yesterday during filming, this time dropping the N-word during a rant about the direction of the show.

Sources on set tell TMZ ... Chase was complaining about the direction of his character, who he feels has grown increasingly bigoted as the years have gone on. We're told Chase was becoming uncomfortable with the material and was frustrated that his previous conversations about the writing had seemingly gone ignored.

According to our sources, Chase got so heated while discussing his character, he yelled out something along the lines of ... What's next? Am I gonna say the word ni**er?

We're told Chase apologized to the cast and crew for the comment, which was not directed at anyone in particular, certainly not the show's African-American cast members, Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Our sources say production was not halted at any point. 

A rep for NBC had no comment.

This isn't Chase's first dust-up on "Community" -- he famously left the show's creator, Dan Harmon, an expletive-laden voicemail message.


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He can always quit.

735 days ago


As a 30 year old black man I respect chevy chase!!!

735 days ago

Fantastic Four    

Whoa! That is some crazy audio!

I can't believe Chase called Obama a "dirty n1663r"?!!!

Just a year ago he was a strong supporter!!!

735 days ago

Metta Worldhate    

Are you kidding me? Do you guys have no reading comprehension? He said that word as an example of what he doesn't want his character to say. This is in no way bigoted. This is anti-bigotism. This is like saying, "I don't have a bomb" on an airplane and getting in trouble for it. You are all stupid.

That said, you're an actor, not a writer, bro. Shut up and read your lines or write your own show.

735 days ago


They should fire him! (sarcasm)

It's not that big a deal, tmz. Even if you really want it to be.

735 days ago


Why would this surprise anyone?

735 days ago


BIG DEAL! Every hip hop artist says n*gger 50 times a day. And Mr. Chase..... youre an actor NOT a writer. So shut up and drive!

735 days ago

Metta Worldhate    

Awwwwwwwww!!!!! TMZ said the 'N'-Word in their article about Chevy Chase!!! Crucify them!!!!

735 days ago

queen love    

He's a has been who is trying so hard to stay relevant. John Belushi made that show and he just went along for the ride; now it's time to bow out and take a seat.

735 days ago

La Verdad    

Chase has a horrible ego problem. He should try some iboga or ayahuasca. But unfortunately in USA you get pharmaceutical, which make things worst.

735 days ago

La Verdad    

Chase has a gigantic ego problem. He needs some ayahuasca or biogas. Unfortunately in the USA they give you pharmaceuticals which makes things worst.

735 days ago

Jeff Becker    

I love when liberals drop the "N" word:) Can't wait to hear from Rev. J. & Al Sharpton. Oh wait, we will never hear from them unless some republican actor says something like that. Oh wait, there are no republican actors. LOL

735 days ago

Metta Worldhate    

He's Chevy Chase and you're not. Deal with it.

735 days ago


I am no fan of Chevy and never liked any of his movies, but c'mon TMZ, that is NOT "dropping the 'N' word". That was being upset because he didn't like that his character was being turned into something he is not comfortable with and he asked a legitamite question. He wasn't using it in a derogatory way or trying to attack someone. Political correctness has gone way, WAY, overboard.

735 days ago


I'm sensitive to the creator's needs -

Show-running is not for the faint of heart.

But, c'mon, this is Chevy Chase.

Listen to him.

Chevy's earned that.

He's asking for depth to his character.

Something to play with -

Any idiot could play a bigot.

735 days ago
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