‘Community’ Creator Apologizes To Chevy Chase For Playing Audio Tape: ‘I’m An A**hole’
Dan Harmon, creator of Community, recently released an audio tape of Chevy Chase, who stars on the NBC show, verbally abusing him but is now apologizing for making the rant public. On his Tumblr, Harmon writes:
“It feels dishonest not to acknowledge it, it feels rude to the caring fans of the show, people who are tweeting me their concerns that I’ve jeopardized something they fight to protect, those are the sentiments that are [rightfully] the most painful because every choice I make, I try to make for the good of the show, and the show is not an expression of my ego or entitlement, it’s an expression of my desire to make strangers happy.”
The 68-year-old Chase said things such as: “You’ve got damn bad writing… Sh-t… Stinko… F-ck… It’s an abomination and you’re writing… it gets worse and worse.” Chevy left the voicemail after they supposedly fought on set of the fan favorite NBC show.
“Even the people that hate the show that are tweeting heckles at me are right, I’m a selfish baby and a rude a–hole and not a person to trust with your feelings. But the people that I really want to apologize to are the fans of the show. If you want to know what’s on my mind that I consider worth the attention of five million people, that’s the place to look, Thursdays at 8 on TV.”
“It was in that venue, months ago, that I made the horrible, childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional decision to play someone’s voicemail to me. He didn’t intend for 150 people to listen and giggle at it, and I didn’t intend for millions of people to read angry reports about it. I was doing what I always do, and always get in trouble for doing, and always pay a steep price for doing. I was thinking about myself and I was thinking about making people laugh.”
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