Donald Glover – Chevy Chase Made Racist Jokes To Me While Filming ‘Community’
Legendary comedian and actor Chevy Chase is accused of making racist comments and directing them at Donald Glover. Dan Harmon, the creator of the TV series “Community,” alleges that he witnessed Chase directing racist jokes at Glover while they filmed the show. He says Chase would make the remarks in an attempt to throw Glover off while filming the NBC comedy.
Chevy [Chase] was the first to realize how immensely gifted Donald was, and the way he expressed his jealousy was to try to throw Donald off. I remember apologizing to Donald after a particularly rough night of Chevy’s non-P.C. verbiage, and Donald said, ‘I don’t even worry about it.’
Glover also confirmed Harmon’s comments, alleging that Chase made these remarks to him. He states,
I just saw Chevy as fighting time—a true artist has to be O.K. with his reign being over. I can’t help him if he’s thrashing in the water. But I know there’s a human in there somewhere — he’s almost too human.
Meanwhile, Chase has responded saying he was “saddened to hear” Glover “perceived me in that light.” The new season of Glover’s “Atlanta” airs this week on FX.