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 to 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 he was incarcerated with
- Dog (real name: Duane Chapman) was accused of being ‘racist’ and homophobic by his daughter Bonnie Chapman in late August
Dog the Bounty Hunter appears to have landed deeper in the 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 released Wednesday, the 68-year-old reality star said he had been given permission to use the offensive term of the “Black Tribe.”
He made the shocking statement after his daughter Bonnie Chapman claimed in a Facebook post in late August that he was a “racist” and had used “homophobic swear words” in the past.
Doesn’t calculate: Dog the Bounty Hunter, 68, claimed he once had a “pass” to use the N-word freely 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 deserved the right to say the N-word freely.
He said he heard it while he was in Texas jail for 18 months before being released in 1979.
He was convicted of first degree murder in 1976 after waiting in a getaway car while a friend shot and killed a man during a marijuana drug deal.
“That was a word we used back and forth as, perhaps, a compliment,” Chapman claimed.
The mullet-wearing reality star admitted that any right he had to use the word has “expired,” but he also claimed that “saying a racist name doesn’t qualify to make you a racist.”
Frazier retorted, “If you use that word, and you use it in your normal day-to-day life, you’re a racist.”
Specific Logic: Dog (real name: Duane Chapman) compared himself to Eminem, saying he had a right to use the word because black inmates used it around him when he was incarcerated in Texas in the late 1970s
Not holding back: ET’s Kevin Frazier shot back: ‘If you use that word, and you use it in your daily life, you become a racist’
Chapman claimed he supported the Black Lives Matter movement, but said he had an “Achilles heel” due to his documented use of the N-word in the past.
“I’ve never been a racist,” he continued, claiming he couldn’t be a fan because he was “33-and-a-half percent Apache.”
Frazier went on to say how Dog had used the N-word six times in a phone conversation with his son Tucker that was leaked in 2007.
Speaking: Dog’s daughter Bonnie Chapman reprimanded him in a lengthy statement in August accusing him of cheating on his late wife Beth and using “racial and homophobic swear words” against cast members on her show The System