Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman says he had a ‘pass’ to use N-word, isn’t racist
By Nate Dog
Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman is addressing his past use of the N-word.
The television personality famously caught backlash after leaked audio from a phone call featured him using the N-word at least six times, contributing to the cancelation of his show, “Dog the Bounty Hunter” on A&E.
In a new interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Chapman, 68, addressed the scandal, explaining that he believed he had a “pass” to use such language.
“I thought I had a pass in the Black tribe to use [the N-word], kind of like Eminem,” he said in reference to the rapper.
When asked who gave him the “pass” to use the N-word, Chapman said it was “the brothers.”
“I had just gotten out of prison in 1979 after spending 18 months in Texas and it was probably three quarters from the Black tribe,” he recalled. “So that was a word that we used back-and-forth as maybe a compliment.”
He continued: “My pass expired for using it but no one told me that. To say a racist name doesn’t qualify to make you a racist.”
When he was told that using the word is a racist act, Dog responded: “I have more Black friends than Eminem.”
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