Make it public and cash in at all cost society. When does it end? The son of Duane “Dog” Chapman has reportedly sold a private telephone recording to the tabloids where the reality star and bounty hunter used a racial slur, the “N” word. A&E has suspended production of the popular bounty hunting series, “saying the network takes the matter seriously”.
When is the line drawn as to what is deemed private? The get rich scenario at all cost goes on far too often in today’s society. The witch hunt for those that use the “N” word has also gotten out of control. Enter Al Sharpton, of course. The word should never be used; however, are we supposed to believe that white and black a like do not use it? People are not perfect and I thought supposed to be forgiven. Or at least that works for some past presidents. What, are we now holding reality TV stars to a higher standard? Certain things are just meant to be kept in the family.
“I guess because of whatever level of anger he had of his father, he felt the need to express it in that manner,” attorney Brook Hart told The Associated Press. Tucker Chapman could not be reached for comment; no one answered the telephone at a Honolulu number listed under his name. The National Enquirer on Wednesday posted on its Web site a clip of a conversation in which Duane Chapman, star of the hit A&E series “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” repeatedly used the N-word in reference to Tucker’s girlfriend.
He says, “My sincerest, heartfelt apologies go out to every person I have offended for my regrettable use of very inappropriate language. I am deeply disappointed in myself for speaking out of anger to my son and using such a hateful term in a private phone conversation.”
UPDATE I: Dog Leashed — A&E Pulls “Bounty Hunter“
This Dog has been chained.
A&E has indefinitely pulled all airings of Dog the Bounty Hunter effective Friday, two days after star Duane “Dog” Chapman’s racist rant hit the Internet.
“In evaluating the circumstances of the last few days, A&E has decided to take Dog the Bounty Hunter off the network’s schedule for the foreseeable future,” the network said in a statement. “We hope that Mr. Chapman continues the healing process that he has begun.”