10/20/2012 12:02 EDT | Updated 10/22/2012 09:05 EDT

Chevy Chase Reportedly Uses N-Word While Complaining About Bigoted 'Community' Character

Chevy Chase issued a formal apology to the cast and crew of "Community" after using the n-word on set, The Hollywood Reporter and TVLine report.

According to, the actor was upset by some bigoted lines his racially insensitive character Pierce Hawthorne was supposed to say -- incensed enough to postulate that next he would have to call the black actors and characters the n-word.

Deadline's report specifically states that Chase did not direct the slur at African-American castmates Donald Glover or Yvette Nicole and according to TVLine, production was briefly halted after the n-word incident.

Chase has repeatedly made his feelings about "Community" abundantly clear. He has called joining the show "a mistake" and noted repeatedly that he doesn't think it's funny.

He has also said that he finds himself too gifted a comedic actor for his role as Pierce. "I've been too funny in my life to have to play a character who's ... moderately funny," he said in May.

For more on the latest Chevy Chase drama, head over to TVLine, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline.

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