Donald Glover claims Chevy Chase called him the ‘N-word’ on set
Donald Glover ferocious former “Community” co-star Chevy Chase during a performance at the Writers Guild Awards at Edison Ballroom in Midtown on Sunday.
The funny man, 39, took to the stage to present an award to writer-producer Paul Simms, when he referred to his infamous showbiz steak with pursuit, 79.
Glover has previously accused Chase of making “racial cracks” while they were filming “Community” together, saying the “Caddyshack” star once told him, “People think you’re funnier because you’re black. ” It has also been reported that Chase used the N word on the set of the sitcom.
At the awards ceremony on Sunday night, Glover claimed that Chase aimed the slur at him.
Presenting the award to Simms, he stated: “This award is named after 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 working on television. And Chevy Chase once called me… you know, this is about Paul.
Glover also told the audience how he met Simms on the set of the HBO comedy “Girls”, created by Lena Dunham.
“I was on the set of ‘Girls’ after filming a sex scene for eight hours — which they cut down to two minutes,” Glover said. “I never saw the rest of the footage.”
“Then I asked Lena [Dunham], ‘Yo, why did you decide to work with Paul?’ And she says, “Honestly, this n… let me do what I want.” I remember thinking two things: First, Lena uses the N-word extremely liberally. Who does she think she is, Chevy Chase? And two, that’s the kind of producer I want.”
While Glover was joking about Dunham, he didn’t seem to be joking about Chase.
The pair worked together on “Community” for four seasons, from 2009 to 2012, until Chase left the show after a run-in 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 the slur when he was confused about dialogue in a scene with Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown.
In 2018, Glover and Harmon opened for the New Yorker about Chase’s inappropriate behavior on set.
“Chevy was the first to realize how immensely gifted Donald was, and the way he expressed his jealousy was to try and shake Donald off,” Harmon said at the time. “I remember apologizing to Donald after a particularly rough night of Chevy’s non-PC vocabulary, and Donald said, ‘I’m not even worried about it.’ ”
Glover agreed: “I just saw Chevy as fight time – a real performer has to be okay when his reign is over. I can’t help him when he’s floundering in the water. But I know there’s a human in there somewhere – he’s almost too human.
Chase did not deny making racial slurs during one interview with the Washington Post later that same year.
“I could have said it,” the comedian told the publication, before claiming it might have been misinterpreted. The actor added that he was a fan of Glover’s the whole time they worked on the show together and denied that he was racist.
Meanwhile, Chase told “CBS Sunday Morning” last year that he’s not worried about his reputation for being a nuisance on set.
‘I think you should ask them. I don’t give a damn!” he claimed. “I am who I am. And I love where – who I am. I don’t care. And it’s part of me that I don’t care. And I’ve thought about that a lot. And I don’t know what I gotta tell you, man, I just don’t care.”
The Post has reached out to Chase for comment on Glover’s latest claims.