Nellie Andreeva’s explosive Deadline.com Saturday exclusive “Chevy Chase Drops N-Word In Tirade On Set Of ‘Community’” has quickly reverberated across the H/T universe, picked up by Entertainment Weekly, E! Online and The Daily Mail. But the most intriguing follow-up and debate can be found in the item’s reader comments.
A number of those chiming in are suggesting that Andreeva’s report about Chase’s alleged Friday on-set outburst and subsequent apology to fellow Community cast members is a “non-story.” Although the actor has been in the middle of several earlier, infamous flare-ups, a vocal Deadline minority are arguing that the context of the October 20 incident is different:
ray: not true. taken out of context. i was there.
jason: WOAH him complaining about his character being so bigoted that next the writers may as well have him say the n-word is not what you are trying to make this out to be.