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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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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.

543 days ago


in my opiniion chevy chase was never funny - plays the same idiot in every movie and he flopped big time when he had that short lived talk show - it was actually
embarassing to watch him. Why he is still even working is what amazes me .

543 days ago


It's Chevy Chase! It's not his words I'm concerned with but his ability to hurt others through his actions.
The "N" word alone is ony an indicator. I'm hoing Chevy Chase just leaves it at that.

543 days ago


Sounds like he's sick of his character being a racist while the network wants to steer it in that direction again when in Season 3 his character had pretty much evolved past racism

543 days ago


I don't understand why it's a big deal. he was actually standin up for his character. They are making his character out to be something he doens't like. He shouldn't have appologized for using the N work persay but for the scene he caused.

543 days ago


That was not a racist statement. If TMZ wants to talk of blatent racism on stage go watch Chris Rock say "Craker" 20 times a night when speaking of White people.

543 days ago


What the ******?

543 days ago


I see no reason to apologize. He wasn't calling anyone the name, it wasn't hateful or racist, in fact he was using strong words to make a point over how he felt things were going and that he isn't ok with bigotry. He is standing up for the good side. He's frusrated. Not hateful against a "race".

543 days ago

Jonathan Jonesd    

As a 32 year old black man I'm gonna say this: I LOVE CHEVY CHASE!!! You get a pass on this one bro cuz we got that 'Vacation' love

543 days ago


This old guy needs to retire.

543 days ago

Everett Fuqua    

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

543 days ago

ron hanforth    

what a bunch of contrived TMZ nonsense. And any of you morons offended by what he said are over sensitive cry babies.

543 days ago


Big deal, black guys use the N word all the time. So why can't a white man? Blacks call white men, white boy all the time too, and that is just as racial. So if they want respect show respect and stop the reverse discrimination!!

543 days ago

who cares? Chevy Chase = liberal, hollywood nut what if he happens to be funny.

543 days ago


He had no reason to apologize...Walking on eggshells to appease the black man.

543 days ago
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