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
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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 🙂1 November, 2007 at 6:23 pm #86819
…apparently the “entertainment” part got lost too. Pruient peeping into people’s proclivities is not MY passion!1 November, 2007 at 6:55 pm #86820
I didn’t know that show was still on the air.3 November, 2007 at 1:39 am #86821
I just read the National Enquirer’s website about the story and I actually heard the tape.3 November, 2007 at 1:41 am #86822
Scroll down and click on “Listen to Full Version”. You will be sick to your stomach if you have a heart at all.3 November, 2007 at 3:10 am #86823
night all3 November, 2007 at 3:56 am #86824
Just some food for thought here…don’t you think that by even paying attention to this drivel we feed into EXACTLY what is wanted here…attention and media coverage? I have watched the show a few times and find the whole thing rather bizarre–I mean I don’t think if I were the people they “capture” that I would want to listen to their preachy attitude–now maybe that is because I am somewhat normal, but still…4 November, 2007 at 6:42 pm #86825
My fiance and I are definetly disappointed in Dog and the racist words that poured from his mouth so freely.. Although I cannot say we are suprised at all.. I guess it was something in the back of many peoples minds, but something many hoped would never surface.. We watch(ed) Dog faithfully, it is (was) a Tuesday night thing in our house.. I do admit that we were impressed with the prayer and the love that they showed eachother as a family, and to the fugitives after they cursed and cuffed them.. All of that prayer and talk coming from Dog about his belief in God and the love he feels for everyone and how he turned his life around after his arrest and time in jail now seems to be a big load of BS to our family and I am sure to many other families out there.. We always talked about wanting to meet the Dog in person and see what he was really like, but heck I guess now we dont have to, it has been shown and heard around the world, now we know the kind of person he truly is..4 November, 2007 at 7:49 pm #86826
I used to watch the show all the time. I thought he was the perfect example of how a bad guy can be redeemed by Christ. Whether he truly has Christ in him is highly questionable (given the content of the recording), but he disappointed a lot of people who were inspired him to choose Christ as their Lord and Savior. As a Christian, I can see he did a very unChristian thing by calling his son’s girlfriend out of her name, no matter how bad she may be. As a woman of color I feel he disrespected a lot of fans of color, especially a lot of young fans of color, for N-bombing his son’s girlfriend.
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