Thursday, November 01, 2007

Is Dog Chapman a racist???? Misunderstanding???

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'Dog' Chapman TV show halted after slurPacific Business News (Honolulu)

Production of the Hawaii-based reality show "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has been suspended after the show's star, Duane "Dog" Chapman, made repeated racial slurs in a tape-recorded phone conversation.

The A&E television network said it stopped production while it investigates the comments by Chapman, who runs Da Kine Bail Bonds in downtown Honolulu and whose appeal as a folk hero has been heightened by the three-year-old show.

The tape was obtained by the National Enquirer and published on its Web site on Wednesday. On the tape, an enraged Chapman uses profanities and a racial slur while talking about his son's girlfriend, who is African American. The Enquirer did not say how it obtained the tape and it was not clear who Chapman was talking to.

In a statement released late Wednesday, Chapman didn't dispute the authenticity of the tape and apologized for his use of what he called "a hateful term."

"My sincerest, heartfelt apologies go out to every person I have offended for my regrettable use of very inappropriate language. I am deeply disappointed in myself for speaking out of anger to my son and using such a hateful term in a private phone conversation. It was completely taken out of context. I was disappointed in his choice of a friend, not due to her race, but her character. However, I should have never used that term. I have the utmost respect and aloha for black people, who have already 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 the world. I am ashamed of myself and I pledge to do whatever I can to repair this damage I have caused."


Anonymous said...

Still trying to force society segregation into special,more special,and most special.
You would think a family ,in private could say what they like,and considering 100% of people are racist,bigot,hater,or other,.It only that 10% are intelligent enough to know they are and admit it.The other 90% go round with the goodie two faces,makin on they love every body,whilst full of hate and criticism.Religions are excellent at that.

Michael G. McKay said...

Anonymous must mean No Name or Non-Existant, or, something like that. Well anyway moving right along, Dog the Bounty Hunter is the best show that ever hit the airwaves if we only had people like that how much cleaner would our streets be from the drug dealing filfth and other predetory two legged creatures that seek only to cause trouble for law abiding people who want to live in peace and security.

Instead we have these anonymous individuals and other individuals like them who want to tear apart people over something that has nothing to do with them.

Charlie, you should not publish anything that will get these non-existant no-names quibbling and fighting over nothing. if Mr. Chapman had made this as a public statement, then I would understand the concern, but it was a conversation between him and his son. that is a private conversation and should be respected as such. whatever he said or did, if he does not make it right he will one day answer for it just as we all will answer for what we do.

Just Passing said...

Hmm, an interesting philosophy you have michael. Sort of like the tree falling in the forest for bigots and racists kind of thing hmm? You can say what ever you want as long as no one else hears it is that how it works? If thats the case then I surely have to wonder what you say when your alone.

Charles LeBlanc said...

Good passing got you on that one

Anonymous said...

Dog is gone Frog The Bounty Hunter is here to stay

Anonymous said...

My take on political correctness is this - no matter what term we use in reference to any minority group that term will eventually become politically incorrect. We keep changing the words to refer to race, sexuality etc. but the words all refer to the same group. I am not supporting use of any derogatory terms - in private or in public - but we must stop and ask ourselves this question - why is it okay for a race to refer to themselves in a derogatory way but not an individual who is not of that race? We need only listen to hip hop and rap music to hear terms that make my ears turn red said by the very race of people who fidn the terms offensive. Just makes me wonder if anyone is ever happy in this world. I read a quote once that said "BEING POLITICALLY CORRECT MEANS ALWAYS HAVING TO SAT YOU ARE SORRY" beacuse you are always offending someone.

Just Passing said...

The truth of the matter is why should anyone care what this TV personality has to say about anything anyway? The reaction by others to what was said or not said by some lame television "actor" is the more disturbing. For crying out loud if you actually think that what you see on a taped, edited and made for television piece of mindless drivel has any thing to do with reality then you really do need to get out more. How anyone could think they know what this man is like in real life from watching his television program is almost beyond belief. That anyone could actually hold him up as some beacon of moral decency based on his preformance on a made for entertainment TV show is down right pathetic.