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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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106.

ed    

big deal blacks call white men white boys all the time and they call each other ni--er, so if they want respect they need to show respect,otherwise SHUTUP!!

645 days ago
107.

Mother Juggs and Speed    

Apologize? ****in ******s.

645 days ago
108.

Imjussayin    

Brings to mind the classic Clark W. Griswold rant in Christmas Vacation.....'I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, d1ckless, hopeless, heartless, fat-a$$, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey sh1t he is! Hallelujah! Holy Sh1t! Where’s the Tylenol?'

645 days ago
109.

Big T.    

Chevy Chase rules. Since saturday night live. You go Chevy speak your mind my friend.

645 days ago
110.

SashasOpinion    

Misleading headline. He did not "drop the n-word" he was complaining that his character might have to. Don't be stupid.

645 days ago
111.

Kimist    

I can understand that Chase was upset. However, as a black female, I must say that racial slurs have never bothered me. TV is for our entertainment. Please entertain those that watch your show! However, if reality found him in a place where he were to witness an injustice, that is the time to act!

645 days ago
112.

DominicP    

Retarded articles, and Chase should you guys for Slander. Big f'n deal. Get over it.

645 days ago
113.

dangefuller    

It's all about context. Nice try sensationalising Chase as a racist; the people responsible for this article should be ashamed of themselves. It's pretty clear he was using at as an example for how he saw his character going. As for saying he could quit, it's supposed to be a collaborative process- but if he's not happy and nobody's willing to compromise on the direction of the show, maybe he should leave.

644 days ago
114.

johnny    

I don't see any reason Chevy Chase for him to have to apologize. They had started portraying him as a bigot, and he responds with the Comment, were the writers going to have he say the word ****** in the show. Give me a break. Nothing there to apologize for. The writers were starting to portray him as a raciest. Hell, If you thought this was being raciest, you have to be a raciest!!!

644 days ago
115.

Captain Spank    

Remember, to a liberal, the worst thing that you can possibly be is a racist. Chevy is a liberal who is so scared of even having his character be seen as a bigot. Now if his character mocked white christians from the south for instance, then that would be just fine. But, minorities are sacred.

644 days ago
116.

BSname    

NEWS FLASH: American Children reading Huckleberry Finn Drop the N-word in America’s classrooms on a daily basis!

644 days ago
117.

Davidkevin    

Whoever wrote this article is brain-dead, as Mr. Chase was *protesting* racism, not practicing it. In context, his use of the word made an important point, and was not insulting to anyone except the scriptwriters, and not because of their skin color.

644 days ago
118.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

I've always been a Chevy Chase fan......Metta Worldhate is correct.

644 days ago
119.

James     

Sounds like the writers are the racist ones and Chevy doesn't want to be type cast as a hated racist. Not sure he had anything to apologize for accept not finding the proper time and place to make a call.

644 days ago
120.

teachereck    

I get Chase's point. He was speaking regarding his character and was asking the rhetorical question as to how far the increased bigotry was going to go. The THR headline is misleading.

644 days ago
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