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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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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.

668 days ago


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.

668 days ago


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.

668 days ago


I love Chevy Chase!

668 days ago


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!

668 days ago


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.

668 days ago


Chevy has always kept it 100

667 days ago


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.

667 days ago


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

667 days ago


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.

667 days ago


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

667 days ago

no name    

More publicity for a show no one is interested in.

667 days ago


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.

667 days ago

ron hanforth    

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

667 days ago


Chevy gets a pass... Google "richard pryor chevy chase snl".. any white guy with guts enough to do THAT sketch with THAT comic at THAT time can say the n-word around me all day... yes I am black.

667 days ago
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