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Chevy Chase

'Community' Star Drops

the N-Word During Rant

10/20/2012 1:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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I knew the headline was deceptive.

696 days ago


Why does it say "Breaking Brews"?

696 days ago

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.

696 days ago


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.

696 days ago


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.

696 days ago


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.

696 days ago


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.

696 days ago


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.

696 days ago


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

696 days ago


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.

696 days ago


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

696 days ago


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?

696 days ago


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

696 days ago


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 are wasting his talent, writers!

696 days ago


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 *******!

696 days ago
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