Television bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman has apologized for using the N-word during a personal phone conversation with his son.
A 2-minute recording of the conversation surfaced online after a tipster sent it to The Enquirer. In the clip, Chapman uses the N-word six times. Chapman is also heard telling his son to dump his “N*gger girlfriend” during the conversation.
The 54 year-old Chapman, who stars in A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” released a statement saying that he was opposed to his son’s choice of girlfriend, and not to her race. “I was disappointed in his choice of a friend, not due to her race, but her character,”
He added: “I did not mean to add yet another slap in the face to an entire race of people who have brought so many gifts to this world. I am ashamed of myself and I pledge to do whatever I can to repair this damage I have caused.”
A&E has canceled “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” following his racist remarks.