Chevy Chase Controversy: Chevy Chase, a Co-Star on SNL and Community, Stated that He “Doesn’t Care” About the Criticisms of His Behaviour.
Chevy Chase asserts that he is happy with the person he is and doesn’t give a damn what others think. In a recent interview that aired on CBS Sunday Morning, Chase addressed the claims that he was a jerk while working on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and the Dan Harmon series Community for a total of four seasons.
He left the latter episodes due to creative disagreements with Harmon over what would happen to his character, an ageing businessman who is shown as racist. You’ll have to ask them about it, I suppose. He chuckled and said, “I don’t give a crap!” when asked how he feels when he hears about his former coworkers’ bad experiences working with him.
The speaker said, “I am who I am. And I’m content with who and where I am right now. I don’t care. And a sizable chunk of me doesn’t give a damn. And yes, I have given that a lot of thought. And, to be honest, I’m not sure what to say to you. I simply don’t care.
“Chase produced one of the most acrimonious outbursts he has ever had on set by using the N-word during a particularly intense debate that took place in 2012 between Chase and Harmon over his character Pierce Hawthorne.
Despite the fact that he did not use the slur to target any of his Black cast mates, including Donald Glover or Yvette Nicole Brown, Deadline reported at the time that the interaction outraged the ensemble.
He lost his composure during a scene when he was given additional lines that he felt were disrespectful. He then erupted into a diatribe, venting his anger, and said that, given the way things are going with Pierce, he would soon be asked to use the N-word in reference to Troy (Glover) or Shirley (Brown). After receiving additional offensive lines, this occurred.
Early Years of Chevy Chase
His stepfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, adopted his mother, a concert pianist, and librettist, when she was a little child. H
His great-uncle Frank Swift Chase was a painter and a teacher, his maternal grandma Cathalene was an opera singer, and his paternal grandpa Edward Leigh Chase was an artist and illustrator.
Upon turning four, his parents divorced. Later, his mother wed one more, and his father later wed someone from the Folgers coffee family.
He completed his education at Stockbridge School in 1962 before spending one semester at Haverford College.
After that, he transferred to Bard College, where he graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Prior to becoming well-known, Chase held various jobs, including those of a taxi driver, truck driver, builder, waiter, fruit picker, audio engineer, wine salesperson, an usher at a theatre.