Television bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman apologized Wednesday for repeatedly using a racial slur in a profanity-laced tirade during a private phone conversation with his son that was recorded and posted online.
Chapman, star of A&E’s hit reality series “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” responded after The National Enquirer posted a clip of the conversation in which Chapman uses the N-word in reference to his son’s girlfriend.
A&E officials did not immediately return phone messages seeking comment from The Associated Press. Chapman issued a statement apologizing for the comments.
The recording was first posted online by the Enquirer. It was unclear who recorded the conversation or how the tabloid obtained the 1 1/2-minute clip in which Chapman uses the N-word six times. A woman at the Enquirer said no one would be available to comment after hours.
In the conversation, Chapman urges his son to break up with his girlfriend. He also expresses concern about the girlfriend going public about the TV star’s use of the N-word.
In the clip, Chapman also stated he doesn’t care that his son’s girlfriend is black. [ed., surrrrre…]
In a statement, the 54-year-old Chapman said he has “utmost respect and aloha for black people who have suffered so much due to racial discrimination and acts of hatred.
“I did not mean to add yet another slap in the face to an entire race of people who have brought so many gifts to this world,” he said. “I am ashamed of myself and I pledge to do whatever I can to repair this damage I have caused.“
…and the pathetic-yet-often-effectively-theatrical throwing of oneself upon the mercy of “The Negroes“…
Chapman said he is meeting with his spiritual adviser, Rev. Tim Storey, who is black, and hopes to meet with other black leaders, “so they can see who I really am and teach me the right thing to do to make things right, again.”
In case you didn’t know, “make things right, again” means “not fuck up my check.”
…keeps causing so much drama for so many people. I’m starting to wonder if maybe it’s not the word that needs to go away.
Maybe it’s time for a whole new batch of people.
*Oh, and in case you haven’t heard the audio, here it is. Brace yourself, it’s chock full of NSFW language. I’m referring to the N word...unless, of course, you hear it at work all the time, in which case, play on…