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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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bon    

I knew the headline was deceptive.

632 days ago
32.

Cathy    

Why does it say "Breaking Brews"?

632 days ago
33.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

He said it, he wasn't directing it at anybody. It's not a big deal, but I'm sure somebody will try to make it into one.

632 days ago
34.

jen    

Oh please! Asking his job a question about if they are going to want him to use the n word is not a racial slur.

632 days ago
35.

jen    

TMZ, why did you make it sound like he said the "n" word out of hate? he said it because he doesn't want his character to be racist.

get off chevy's case.

632 days ago
36.

Jay    

He is right. The show started off excellent but has become so bad the last two seasons that I stopped watching it. I noticed his character was getting to be terrible. He is such a talented person it’s a shame.

632 days ago
37.

dyls_E    

It would be a hard thing to play a bigot for a show when you weren't one. Hope he continues tho, i love that show and we all know its just a character.

632 days ago
38.

THIN LIZZY    

I think Chevy's turned into a bitter person over the years, but I side with him on this one. He's no different then any other actor that inputs about his character. It's fairly commonplace. He's probably pissed because they told him he could have some control over the direction of the character in the beginning but told him to shut it over the years.

632 days ago
39.

sunsurfer    

this story wasn't worth clicking on, way to go Tmz perpetuating an ultra sensitive america

632 days ago
40.

karlew    

Chase is a great comedy writer, he could out write the bunch of them that write this terrible, terrible, incredibly boring and decidedly unfunny show. I respect him though for standing up for his integrity.

632 days ago
41.

smorbie    

That's a good liberal for you. He will claim all conservatives are racist, but look what words he uses.

632 days ago
42.

Tracey    

PC is retarded. While voicing concerns over not wanting to have his character be a bigot, he uses it as an example in a sentence. How the F is that offensive and need an apology?

632 days ago
43.

Rocky    

Why doesn't it make the news when a dropper drops the N word in his song 20 times?

632 days ago
44.

Julies    

The way they write his character is really weird and not fun to watch. Chevy is not racist, was trying to make a point. Do better for him...you are wasting his talent, writers!

632 days ago
45.

Northerner    

i am so sick of people being worried about saying the N word. i say it at least a dozen times a day along with several other choice words.

get over yourself you politically correct *******!

632 days ago
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