Donald Glover claims Chevy Chase called him the ‘N-word’ on set
Donald Glover saved former “Community” co-star Chevy Chase During an appearance Sunday at the Writers Guild Awards at Midtown’s Addison Ballroom.
The funnyman, 39, took to the stage to present an award to writer-producer Paul Simms, when he gave his quote The infamous showbiz beef with Chase, 79.
Glover has previously accused Chase of creating “racial rifts” while they were filming “Community” together, saying the “Caddyshack” star once told her: “People think you’re black because You’re fun.” It has also been reported that Chase used the N-word on the set of the sitcom.
During Sunday night’s awards show, Glover claimed that Chase had verbally abused her.
Presenting the award to Sims, he said: “This award was named after him Herb Sargent, A writer who worked on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and came up with ‘Weekend Update’ with Chevy Chase. Chevy Chase once called Herb one of the funniest writers ever to work in television. And Chevy Chase called me one time … you know, it’s about Paul.
Glover also told the crowd how he met Simms on the set of the HBO comedy “Girls,” created by Lena Dunham.
“I was on the set of ‘Girls’ after shooting the sex scene for eight hours — which they cut down to two minutes,” Glover said. “I never saw the rest of the footage.”
“Later, I asked Lena [Dunham], ‘Yo, why did you decide to work with Paul?’ And she goes, ‘Honestly, this n—- lets me do what I want.’ I remember thinking two things: One, Lena is using the N-word very liberally. Who does she think she is, Chevy Chase? And two, it’s the kind of producer I want.
While Glover was joking about Dunham, he wasn’t joking about Chase.
The pair worked together on “Community” for four seasons, from 2009 to 2012, until Chase left the show after a conflict with its creator, Dan Harmon.
Back in 2012, The Hollywood Reporter claimed that Chase “immediately apologized” to his “Community” co-stars after using the N-word while ranting about his issues with his character. He reportedly used profanity when he was confused about dialogue in a scene with Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown.
In 2018, Glover and Harmon opened The New Yorker About inappropriate behavior on the set of Chase.
“Chevy was the first to realize how talented Donald was, and the way he expressed his jealousy was to try to throw Donald off,” Harmon said at the time. “I remember apologizing to Donald after a particularly bad night of Chevy’s un-PC vocabulary, and Donald said, ‘I’m not even worried about that.’ “
Glover said: “I just saw Chevy as fighting time — a true artist has to be okay with his reign ending. I can’t help him if he’s thrashing in the water. But I know there’s a human out there somewhere – he’s almost too human.
Chase did not deny using racial slurs during one Interview with the Washington Post Later that year.
“I could have said that,” the comedian told the publication, before claiming it would have been misinterpreted. The actor added that he had been a fan of Glover when they worked together on the show and denied that he was racist.
Meanwhile, Chase said “CBS Sunday Morning” Last year he didn’t worry about his reputation for being difficult on set.
“I guess you’d have to ask them. I don’t give a shit!” He said. “I am who I am. And where I like – who I am. I don’t care And it’s part of me that I don’t care. And I’ve thought about it a lot. And I don’t know what to tell you, man. I do not care.”
The Post has reached out to Chase for comment on Glover’s latest claims.