Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chevy Chase: I'm Not Like That! They Gave Me The Lines!

Famed comedian and director Chevy Chase is under fire for using a racial slur while on set of his program Community. The NBC program is a stable of the network and Chevy Chase is frustrated with the creative direction of the show. I think he wants out!

As one of the original members of SNL (Saturday Night Live), Chase has been known as a stable of the slapstick and witty humor that carried Lorne Michaels' show for over 30 years.

While it's confirmed by Deadline and entertainment news agitator E!, the Community star didn't direct his racial slur at the Black actors on the set.

Now what's this with the pass!

Conservatives are always thinking they're the butt of ire when it comes to racism. How about a liberal activist who supports the president but hates his script as Pierce Hawthorne, a millionaire who enrolls at Greendale due to boredom? The character Chase plays is often seen as the least liked member of the group due to his self-importance, incoherence and casual bigotry. Despite his apparent arrogance, Pierce is aware of his place in the group, and he often attempts to appear cooler, fit in, and make others like him more.

Chase's famed role as Clark Griswold, the famed patriarch of National Lampoon's Vacation movies, helped through cult classics such as  Caddyshack, Fletch, and ¡Three Amigos!

 He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show. Chase's return to the smaller screen has him kind of being a sideliner and not a headliner.

I guess he's not impressed with the role of the straight man!

E! News reported that the 69-year-old actor, who has voiced his opinions regarding the show numerous times, this time utilized the N-word.

Chevy Chase rants at Community creator in newly released voice mail and calls the show "mediocre sitcom"

However, it apparently was not directed towards African-American castmates Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown but rather his discomfort with the way things were going with his narrow-minded character, Pierce, in which he suggested he may next be asked to call Glover's character Troy or Brown's character Shirley the N-Word.

He also reportedly  "apologized immediately" to his fellow castmembers.

But as he's expressed before, Chase has not had the smoothest ride while being on the NBC show. Chase even revealed to The Huffington Post: "It was a big mistake [taking the role]! I just sort of hung around because I have three daughters and a wife, and I figured out I might as well make some bread every week, so I can take care of them in the way they want."

He also added: "The hours are hideous, and it's still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television."

So what has kept the man on the show? "I think the reason I have stuck around is because I love these kids, the cast—they are very good."

However, the feelings might not be mutual as Yvette took to Twitter in what may be a related post, tweeting, "I have the gift of walking away. Always have. #ThatIsAll."

Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald Glover, and Ken Jeong are people of color on the program.


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