Dog the Bounty Hunter says he had a ‘pass’ to use the N-word… after his daughter Bonnie Chapman called him a ‘racist’ and a homophobe
- Dog the Bounty Hunter, 68, claimed he was given a ‘pass’ to use the N-word in an interview with ET posted Wednesday
- While speaking with Kevin Frazier, who is Black, the reality star claimed he was allowed to use the offensive word because he had been given permission by the ‘Black tribe’
- He said he thought the term was a ‘compliment’ when used by black men that he had been incarcerated with
- Dog (real name: Duane Chapman) was accused of being a ‘racist’ and a homophobe by his daughter Bonnie Chapman in late August
Dog the Bounty Hunter seems to have gotten himself deeper into hot water after claiming it was once acceptable for him to use the N-word because he had a ‘pass.’
In an interview with ET’s Kevin Frazier that was released on Wednesday, the 68-year-old reality star said he had gotten approval to use the offensive term by the ‘Black tribe.’
He made the shocking statement after his daughter Bonnie Chapman claimed in a Facebook post from late August that he was a ‘racist’ and had used ‘homophobic epithets’ in the past.
Does not compute: Dog the Bounty Hunter, 68, claimed that he had a ‘pass’ at one time to freely use the N-word in an ET interview released Wednesday. He was fired 15 years earlier for using the word; seen in 2015 in NYC
Dog (real name: Duane Chapman) compared himself to Eminem in the interview after saying he thought he had earned the right to say the N-word freely.
He recounted hearing it while spending 18 months in prison in Texas, before being released in 1979.
He had been convicted of first-degree murder in 1976 after he waited in a getaway car while a friend shot and killed a man during a marijuana drug deal.
‘That was a word that we used back and forth as, maybe, a compliment,’ Chapman claimed.
The mullet-wearing reality star admitted that any right he may have had to use the word had ‘expired,’ but he also claimed that to ‘say a racist name doesn’t qualify to make you a racist.’
Frazier shot back: ‘If you use that word, and you use it in your regular everyday life, it makes you a racist.’
Specious logic: Dog (real name: Duane Chapman) compared himself to Eminem and said he had a right to use the word because black inmates used it around him when he was incarcerated in Texas in the late ’70s
Not holding back: ET’s Kevin Frazier shot back: ‘If you use that word, and you use it in your regular everyday life, it makes you a racist’
Chapman claimed that he supported the Black Lives Matter movement, but said he had an ‘Achilles heel’ because of his past documented use of the N-word.
‘I have never been a racist,’ he continued, claiming that he couldn’t be a bigot because he was ’33-and-a-half percent Apache.’
Frazier went on to recount how Dog had used the N-word six times in a phone call with his son Tucker that was leaked in 2007.
Speaking out: Dog’s daughter Bonnie Chapman blasted him in August in a lengthy statement accusing him of cheating on his late wife Beth and using ‘racial and homophobic epithets’ towards cast members on her show The System