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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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This show sucks balls anyhow...

671 days ago

Whats The World Comin To    

He didn't call any black people the "n-word" he was just saying what he didn't want his character to say. I think people are making a big deal about this over nothing. I like him as an actor, and I think the producers and writers should listen to his ideas, because they could be valuable.

671 days ago

Jim in Cali    

This guy is a hateful raging liberal. Not surprised he would act like an assclown. Yo Chevy, you are an actor, you do what the writers tell you what to do. If you don't like it then write your own sitcom.

671 days ago


Didn't he call Richard Pryor the N word?

671 days ago


Everybody take a step back and a deep breath. He didn't call anyone nigg3r, he just said it in a sentence. Any black dude on that set probably calls their mother one in casual conversation, so to say that it is offensive to black people is just stupid. If it was, they wouldn't use it. But they do, about as freely as white guys say "dude", so don't try and tell me black people think its offensive.

671 days ago

Blue Lake    

Fire this cretin. Real-life Chevy is 100 times more racist than his character.

670 days ago

John Galt    

If I wanted to read misleading headlines I would go to Yahoo. Stop this crap if you expect us to keep click on your links. Fool me once, shame on me...fool me twice and I won't be fooled again.

670 days ago


Just tried to watch an episode of "Community" and it's so bad, it was impossible to watch. Got through about a quarter of it, and it's really lame, no laughs at all. Chevy, you are 100% right.

670 days ago

Spicy mag    

Chevy does t care about black people.

670 days ago


I am so sick and tired of society's extreme sensitivity to "political correctness". They are twisting it - his comment was about not wanting to portray a bigot. He apologized for nothing - probably knew it would turn into a big thing if he didn't and felt forced. Lighten up world!

670 days ago

Blue Lake    

Why is this no talent even on teevee?

670 days ago


I'm not a psychologist but if I had to break it down I'd say he wanted to say it without the responsibility of saying it. It might not make him a racist but angry controlling people will try to hurt other people and damage their self-esteem so they don't want to argue again and give in. He's really old and I'm sure he's heard a lot of white people say the word about black people. His angry side took over for a second but he managed not to go full-Kramer, and now he's talked his way out of it.

670 days ago


I understand where he is coming from

670 days ago


This is a prime example of TMZ misleading the story with a title that implies something else altogether. I actually totally understand where he's coming from. I've watched the show and his character is very racist and Chase has had issue with it for a long time. His character didn't really start out that way at first. He used the word as an example of what he DOESN'T WANT TO SAY. That makes sense.

670 days ago


I agree with Chevy. His character went from somewhat funny with a hint of bigotry, which made for funny jokes to just annoying.

670 days ago
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