1 November, 2007 at 1:34 pm #12136
A&E has suspended production on its hit reality series Dog the Bounty Hunter in light of someâ€”to put it mildlyâ€”racially insensitive remarks its star looks to have made during a phone conversation with his son Tucker, a recording of which was duly posted online by the National Enquirer.
“We take this matter very seriously,” A&E, which lent its full support to Chapman while kidnapping charges were pending against him in Mexico, said in a statement Wednesday. “Pending an investigation, we have suspended production on the series. When the inquiry is concluded we will take appropriate action.”
Chapmanâ€”a Hawaii-based bail bondsman by tradeâ€”discusses with his son the repercussions of having a black person around while he and his team use the N-word (Tucker’s girlfriend, Monique Shinnery, is black.)1 November, 2007 at 2:04 pm #86805
There’s nothing shocking about it to me. I’ve always said he was a racist. I’m just glad he was exposed for the sort of person he is. A hypocrite. Wait until they prove he’s a crack-smoker as well.1 November, 2007 at 2:18 pm #86806
Well, HM, he use to do drugs and that is what got him in trouble back when he was 22 and was in jail. Said he turned his life around. Watching that show makes you realize that there are some pretty messed up people.1 November, 2007 at 2:21 pm #86807
Networker1 November, 2007 at 2:27 pm #86808
Everybody is sorry when they get caught. Look, he’s been denying for months that he uses that word. For months. And now, he’s been exposed for his true self.1 November, 2007 at 3:45 pm #86809
My only question is this, who was recording the conversation and was that legal and has the recording been altered from it’s original state?
I’ve never watched his show and don’t know anything about him, but I do question the attitude of people calling for his head over this but when someone like Jessie Jackson calls New York “hymie town” no one bats a eye.
I don’t agree with racism, but I also don’t agree with double standards1 November, 2007 at 3:48 pm #86810
There were plenty of eyes batted when Jesse Jackson made his remark, Instinct. The media just chose not to publicize it. Jus tlike there are plenty of people who are up in arms over horrible hip hop lyrics, but the media doesn’t report it.1 November, 2007 at 3:50 pm #86811
It was the media I was refering to HM – should have made that more clear.1 November, 2007 at 3:54 pm #86812
We certainly didn’t hear about that over here….again I’m shocked, someone else I respected has let me down….1 November, 2007 at 4:02 pm #86813
Well the media is a funny thing. I don’t pay attention most of it other than headlines. Then I go and study things for myself. I’m weird like that.1 November, 2007 at 4:25 pm #86814
“Then I go and study things for myself. I’m weird like that.”
That’s not weird, HM–that’s responsible. Good for you!
Seems to me there were bad moves on all sides; Dog showed his racist side with the use of that awful word-but whoever taped it had NO business doing so-it’s illegal and a violation of rights.
That being said–I can’t think of another person whose name fits so perfectly–sounds like the guy IS a real DOG! (Sorry pooches…no insult intended!)1 November, 2007 at 4:41 pm #86815
Thanks Rainingwolf, and thanks for clarifying Instinct.
I think the reason the taping came about is because it was widely reported (for the last year or so) that Duane Chapman is a racist crackhead who ‘pimped’ out his own stepdaughter (that he was ALSO sleeping with) to a drug dealer. Duane Chapman said it was all hogwash and rumours started by people who are jealous of him. He has several children who are really tired of his ‘holier than thou’ attitude and wanted to teach him a lesson. I’m not condoning taping somebody without their knowledge (both illegal and just WRONG), just maybe explaining how all of this came to be.1 November, 2007 at 4:48 pm #86816
oh my goodness, just googled & read all about the drugs allegations…it’s the hypocrasy that I think’s so vile. & I really thought he was a great guy! I watch the show all the time (is on continous repeat here on a cable channel).
Can’t believe that Beth would put up with so much bull**** though ??1 November, 2007 at 5:34 pm #86817
I can’t believe that A&E thought it was a good idea to put this guy on air in the first place. A&E used to stand for Arts and Entertainment and somehow the arts have gotten completely lost.1 November, 2007 at 6:04 pm #86818
Well said ppearson
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