April 10th, 2012 by faye
Dan Harmon, creator and executive producer of the hit comedy series “Community,” has apologized to fans of the show for his recent dispute with actor Chevy Chase.
Reports say Dan Harmon took to his Tumblr account to elaborate his apology to the fans of “Community” for publicly fighting with “Community” actor Chevy Chase which stemmed from the incident where Harmon profanely berated the actor at a wrap party of the show – in front of Chevy’s wife and daughter.
“I’m really not supposed to be commenting on the situation, which I think is great advice, because anything I say will extend the story’s life and cause more fans discomfort,” Dan Harmon wrote in his Tumblr account about the Chevy Chase feud. “But…it’s conspicuously weird of me to say nothing at all about the giant fart with my name on it that you’ve been inhaling. It feels dishonest not to acknowledge it, it feels rude to the caring fans of the show, people who are tweeting me their concerns that I’ve jeopardized something they fight to protect,” Dan Harmon explained.
“When that’s not happening, when I’ve done something that hurts an audience, it’s always an accident. So I have to just acknowledge my mistake and apologize for it to the fans. Even the people that hate the show that are tweeting heckles at me are right, I’m a selfish baby and a rude asshole and not a person to trust with your feelings.”
“But the people that I really want to apologize to are the fans of the show. If you want to know what’s on my mind that I consider worth the attention of five million people, that’s the place to look, Thursdays at 8 on TV,” Harmon continued.
The Chevy Chase – Dan Harmon feud came to light when a scorn-filled voicemail from the actor went around the Internet, prompting plenty of Chevy Chase fans to fire back at Dan Harmon via Twitter. Chase addressed being humiliated by the producer in front of everybody at an event.
The writer-producer does a monthly comedy show at a comic book store, and 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,” Dan Harmon wrote.
Chevy Chase “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,” Dan Harmon admitted. “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. I was airing my dirty laundry for a chuckle. That was a dumb, unclassy, inconsiderate move on my part. I’m very sorry it’s reflecting poorly on the show.”
Dan Harmon concluded, “I agree with [the fans] that the show is what’s important. It’s why I get mad when I get mad. It’s why I’m happy when I’m happy. I will always do everything I can to make sure we get our six seasons and a move. I’m just really sorry that I’m so damn bad at that job in so many specific ways, and I promise you that every time I screw up at it, I try to get better.”