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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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16.

Carl    

I know someone that used to work behind the scenes at Community and while Chevy can be a jerk, his tirade against Dan Harmon was justified. Most people on the set hated that guy.

678 days ago
17.

Lena    

Jen. You can always grow a brain. The man had a very valid point. Bigotry is NOT funny.
Fantastic Four--- does your moniker refer to the amount of brain cells that you have?
GEEEZ!

678 days ago
18.

nof    

How To Resolve This:

Make Chevy the head writer as well.

Or at least give him the respect -

To turn in a draft.

Like my plan to fix the very fat Yankees.

Bring the great Jim Bouton back -

To inject something interesting -

To the now dead-in-the-water franchise.

Shout out to ye, Jim and Chevy.

Two of the greatest ever -

And from the Big City.

Genius never rots, ye know.

It gets better, better, better.

Chevy and Jim prove this on a daily basis.

678 days ago
19.

BW    

Articles like this is what has turned political correctness into a phobia in this country. Like others said here, Chase is merely objecting to something he considers ridiculous in his script and asking "what dumb thing are they going to expect him to say next?". Actors are allowed to voice their opinions.

678 days ago
20.

nof    

I'd like to see Chevy ...

Marilyn Suzanne Miller, my former prof and a hottie.

Other SNL alums.

Former a Wilshire Blvd. agency called:

"Not-Lorne Productions."

Where THEY choose and select writers/material.

This way I could eat.

I guess i could re-heat the noodles I have left -

But still.

These people deserve, have cred and are needed.

678 days ago
21.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

2. Cornelius Crane is an old, not funny, never was and whatever he's being paid is way too much. He should be sent back to obscurity......nobody wants to hear his old angry man bs........

678 days ago
22.

Laura    

Whether the comment was bigoted or not, he needs to chill--quit going on these rants as a way to deal with problems on the set.

678 days ago
23.

misfit    

It's just a friggin' word, I HATE how everyone gets so offended by words. This country is full of sissies gasping at every other word they hear. Grow up.

678 days ago
24.

Becky    

You are just an actor on a show, if you do not like the direction of the character for whatever reason, just move on to a new project. Maybe something you have writer input in.

678 days ago
25.

CHEVY THE DEUCHE    

POOR, POOR CHEVY HAS NOT BEEN THE SAME SINCE LACEY UNDERALL.... CHEVY IS A DRUNK THAT NEEDS TO HANG IT UP ALREADY THE UNGRATEFUL 'HAS BEEN!'

678 days ago
26.

Spicy mag    

I guess the pecking order is clear. Star of show. Followed by show creator. Star can get show creator fired. Makes sense. God creates man. Man creates dinosaurs. Dinosaurs kill man.

678 days ago
27.

eicarr     

This is 100% opposite of what he intended. Chevy was 100% in the right. I just feel sad he's stuck on that crap ass show.

678 days ago
28.

Paul Z    

Chase is a 3rd rate actor & comedian.

678 days ago
29.

wendy    

don't make something out of nothing, this was not said in a hatred way towards black people..leave it alone

678 days ago
30.

GLaDOS    

I don't see a problem with this. He's arguing that he doesn't want his character to keep getting more and more biggoted. Asking if his character saying the n-word next seems reasonable. He clearly wasn't saying it to degrade or insult anybody and was actually arguing against having his character be such a racist.


This isn't news.

678 days ago
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