Chevy Chase Controversy: Chevy Chase claims that he is content with who he is and that he doesn’t give a hoot about what other people think of him. Chase addressed the allegations that he was a jerk during his time working on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and the Dan Harmon sitcom Community for a total of four seasons in a new interview that aired on CBS Sunday Morning.
His departure from the later series was a result of creative differences with Harmon on the future of his character, an elderly businessman who is portrayed as bigoted. “I suppose you’ll need to question them about it. When asked how he feels when he learns about his former colleagues’ poor experiences working with him, he responded with a chuckle by saying, “I don’t give a crap!” when asked how he feels about it.
He continued by saying, “I am who I am. And I’m happy with where I am and who I am. I don’t care. And a significant portion of me does not care about it. And I’ve given that a great deal of consideration. And I really have no idea what to say to you, guy. I just don’t care.
“During a particularly intense conversation that took place in 2012 between Chase and Harmon over his character Pierce Hawthorne, Chase made one of the most contentious outbursts that he has ever had on set by using the N-word. Deadline stated at the time that the interaction offended the ensemble, despite the fact that he did not use the slur to address any of his Black cast colleagues, including Donald Glover or Yvette Nicole Brown.
During a scene, after he was given additional lines that he found offensive, he lost his cool and launched the tirade, airing his frustration and suggesting that, the way things are going with Pierce, he may next be asked to call Troy (Glover) or Shirley (Brown) the N-word. This happened after he had been fed more lines that he found offensive.
Chevy Chase Early Life
On October 8, 1943, Cornelius Crane Chase was born in New York City, United States. He is more often known as Chevy Chase. Edward Tinsley “Ned” Chase and Cathalene Parker gave birth to him. His mother, a concert pianist and librettist, was adopted by her stepfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, when she was a toddler. His paternal grandpa, Edward Leigh Chase, was an artist and illustrator; his great-uncle, Frank Swift Chase, was a painter and teacher; and his maternal grandmother, Cathalene, was an opera singer.
At the age of four, his parents split. His mother subsequently remarried again, while his father afterwards remarried into the Folgers coffee family. In 1962, he graduated from Stockbridge School and then attended Haverford College for one semester. He subsequently moved to Bard College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1967. Before becoming famous, Chase worked as a taxi driver, truck driver, construction worker, waiter, fruit picker, audio engineer, wine salesperson, and theater usher.