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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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Bry    

TMZ are you that desperate for ratings?

646 days ago
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Normal    

Oh, who the **** cares...this "gotcha" bull**** is getting stupid...we all have our days when say ****** or spic...I'm Rican and I say the word around my black friends. Well, then again, we have our own negro pass or something, get over it already. He wasn't addressing anybody. He just came out with it in a general term. I mean damn, TMZ...can you be more sensitive?

645 days ago
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oarsman    

Sounds like a clear-cut case of Obamarrhea.

645 days ago
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southern    

Let Chevy say ******. Blacks call each other ******s all the time.. I hear them . Rednecks,******s The word ****** is used in movies. AND?????. Cannot please everyone.You go Chevy. Great actor. It seems blacks are so senstive about the truth. They believe Obama is BLACK. He is half black. Mom was White. Worst President US has ever had.

645 days ago
125.

Fritzo    

Misleading headline- he used the word to rebell against racism in his character.

645 days ago
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Carl    

Good for him. Standing up like that is awesome. saying the word ******? Your kidding me, what white or black guy in the USA has never said it? The fact he didn't want to make his character into a racist speaks loads for him, nothing but respect for Mr. Chase!

645 days ago
127.

Billrow    

billrow@hushmail.com

644 days ago
128.

Sporkula    

I don't get it. He used the word in the context of 'I don't want to be this person'. What's with all the crowing about a liberal being a bigot. It's like some people can't read.

644 days ago
129.

Luke    

Totally misleading headline. The fact that his character is a bigot is on going joke the writers have been using more. Seems like he just got fed up.

644 days ago
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Robin williams    

Why is everyone afraid to use the word "******" in a conversation about racism or other topics. People will use mother ****er,cracker,kike,whop,beaner,etc,etc.

608 days ago
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