As previously reported, there has been bad blood between comedy veteran Chevy Chase and Community creator Dan Harmon, and the situation was made worse when Harmon played an expletive message that Chase left on his voicemail at a Los Angeles comedy club. Now Harmon is apologizing for the incident on his blog.
“It was in that venue, months ago, that I made the horrible, childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional decision to play someone’s voicemail to me. He didn’t intend for 150 people to listen and giggle at it, and I didn’t intend for millions of people to read angry reports about it. I was doing what I always do, and always get in trouble for doing, and always pay a steep price for doing. I was thinking about myself and I was thinking about making people laugh,” Harmon said.
“I was airing my dirty laundry for a chuckle. I ask people at those shows repeatedly to please think twice about youtubing clips of it because it doesn’t play well outside the back of a comic book store. I always accept the risk that a well-intending fan will upload clips and something scandalous will break wide, but the giant mistake I made was involving someone else in that game of russian roulette, someone that didn’t have an opportunity to say “yeah, hilarious, let’s do this.” That was a dumb, unclassy, inconsiderate move on my part. I’m very sorry it’s reflecting poorly on the show.”
Harmon went on to talk about the criticism he’s received since releasing the voicemail saying, ” Thirty people a day calling me an asshole makes me know and feel, in my heart, that I am an asshole. I’m a real “customer is always right” kind of guy in that regard.”
Chase has yet to comment on the blog post that reads more like an apology to Community fans than to the comedian. Do you think Harmon is being sincere? Let us know in the comment section.
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