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…
AP: ‘Dog’ Chapman sorry for using N-word
National Enquirer: NATIONAL ENQUIRER WORLD EXCLUSIVE
DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER’S RACIST RANT — CAUGHT ON TAPE!
6 thoughts on “>Here We Go Again…”
>That is so jacked. He looks like he says the n-word all day long.
>Ain't that the truth!
>Thank heavens for that bastion of truth, justice and integrity, The National Enquirer! Their on-going mission to make the world a better place is certainly divine, to say the least!Oh PLEASE! Come ON!!My question to Dog Chapman's detractors is; how many of you people who are condemning him for his ill-thought words, have uttered the very same ones in private? In a private conversation with a friend or a family member, as HE thought he was doing! Imagine if YOU had been ILLEGALLY taped without your knowledge?And the full length version of that damning tape also has Dog talking about how his son Tucker’s girlfriend threatened to attack his wife Beth, and also about her wearing a recorder to try to get something to sell to that rag, the Enquirer! And instead, it was ex-con son Tucker who taped Dog and sold his own father out to the tabloid rag! That shows that Dog was right all along, and she is a no good scumbag! Too bad he didn’t know the same about his punk-ass son!He'd said it was about her character, and NOT her color! And this taped expose' proves that he was right all along!I say screw the Enquirer, screw scumbag Tucker and his douchebag bitch Monique, and let’s support Duane “Dog” Chapman!Countless acts of heroism, good deeds and charity should not be all erased by one incident. Especially when it all centers around 2 slimey scumbags who are involved in a conspiracy to get you on tape in order to make a fast buck and get some quick revenge!!This isn't about racism, it's about extortion and revenge! Don't be such gullible fools!!
>Wow.Who knew Dog's publicist/manager/ clean-up crew read my blog?
>LOL @ Lo's comment. I've watched the Bounty Hunter several times and always liked how decent he seemed on the show. He seemed to have compassion toward the "runners." Now his wife … that's a different story.
>I have only seen the show a few times. It's not a fave of mine, but…the few times that I have seen it, dude seems to really take the time to try to help the people as he is whisking them off in handcuffs. He gives them encouraging words and tells them that it's not the end of the world.Although, I do believe he is responsible for taking numerous hard core criminals off the street, he is still responsible for his actions on and off screen. The price of fame is no longer having any privacy. He should know better than to sling around racial no-no's, period!I won't beat the dude down and I hope he doesn't catch too much pressure.I won't support him, nor will I join any crusade to ruin him. Whatever happens, happens.@Lo: um…You didn't know? Tundreds of people read your blog…TUNDREDS!!