It seems tensions are pretty high on the set of Community these days. After having their premiere suspended, it appears the cult sitcom is headed down a slippery slope, with Chevy Chase having another one of his infamous outburst on set this week.
Unlike past outbursts however, this one was apparently racially charged, with Chase throwing around the N-word. The tirade wasn’t specifically addressed at any of the African American cast members. Instead, Chase seems to have become increasingly upset and “uncomfortable” with the direction of his character, Pierce, who is a bigot.
After receiving more lines which he found offensive, Chase snapped and aired his grievances, suggesting that with the way things are going with Pierce, he may be asked to call Troy (Donald Glover) or Shirley (Yvette Nicole) the N-word next.
Apparently the fit upset the cast, and Chase later apologized. However this behavior is not out of the ordinary for Chase, who has been known to have a short fuse, and storm off set when he is not happy with a script.
It’s no secret either that Chase is none too pleased with being on Community, after feuding with show creator Dan Harmon last year.
In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, when asked about his decision to sign onto the sitcom, Chase said:
“It was a big mistake! 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 went on to say, “The hours are hideous, and it’s still a sitcom on television, which is probably the lowest form of television.”
The only nice thing Chase had to say was in regards to his cast mates, “ I think the reason I have stuck around is because I love these kids, the cast – they are very good.”
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