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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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jadedgurl    

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

628 days ago
77.

scoopie    

If someone just glanced at this story, they'd think Chevy was bigoted.. but read on, and he's complaining at the direction his character is taking and he didn't say it in an abusive way. TMZ, you spin stuff to the detriment of others.

628 days ago
78.

Ali    

He's an old, un-interesting, washed-up has been with very poor judgement. He needs to just go away. Why on earth anyone gives him a job is a mystery to me. I never really thought he was that funny to begin with.

628 days ago
79.

Realist    

As a fan of Community, I see his point. Pierce Hawthorn has become more and more bigoted as the show has gone on, and it's starting to go from bigoted old man funny to closeted bigot writers unfunny in a hurry. Chevy plays the part well, and it's funny.....but they're pushing the line and it's starting to get to the point where they're gonna say something utterly offensive and get the show shut down.

628 days ago
80.

leslippe    

I love Chevy Chase!

628 days ago
81.

Del    

The way this trash is written you would think Chevy did something wrong. He wasn't calling anyone a name, he was making a point. Duh!

627 days ago
82.

Elphaba    

Shame on u Chevy there is no reason for u to use that word, it't unforgivable no matter what text it was supposed to b taken to b, come on.

627 days ago
83.

BigJigga304    

Chevy has always kept it 100

627 days ago
84.

peachpie    

Good for chevy. T.V is becoming unwatchable The next person more dastardly than the last. It's surprising how many people will act a fool for a few gold coins. Some days i can't get away from the negativity unless i turn my t.v. off. He's cool people.

627 days ago
85.

william    

Gee, I heard that someone called Kim Kardashian white trash......oh wait, that's differant, they were right.

627 days ago
86.

Sokoyah    

Chevy is not bigoted and a constant effort at playing such a character would be frustrating for anyone who isn't; he didn't sign on to be come Archie Bunker so.. maybe the writer's should listen to him, he has a proven track record for successes.

627 days ago
87.

hmaltravers    

Why doesn't Chevy Chase retire? He hasn't been relevant in 20 years.

627 days ago
88.

no name    

More publicity for a show no one is interested in.

627 days ago
89.

Tony    

I love how people say that if he doesn't like it than he can just quit. I bet f you had a problem at work and oyur bosses answer was that, you;d be all mad and think he was wrong.

627 days ago
90.

ron hanforth    

what a bunch of contrived TMZ Bull Shot. And for those of you morons who take offense, kiss my non PC ass.

627 days ago
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