Dog the Bounty Hunter...Shame on you!

  1. Has anyone heard about Dog the Bounty hunter and his racial slur? Im soo dissapointed in him!


    HONOLULU-Television bounty hunter Duane (Dog) Chapman has apologized for repeatedly using a racial slur in a profanity-laced tirade during a private phone conversation with his son that was recorded and posted online.

    http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...01041/-1/PRINT

    What do ya'll think? Should his show be cancelled?
    Last edit by CyndieRN2007 on Nov 1, '07 : Reason: added piece of article
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Diary/Dairy
    Oh my goodness. I cannot believe he said something like that - I'm not sure about the show being cancelled. Wow - I am disappointed.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    The fact that Duane "Dog" Chapman used racial slurs is very believable, plausible, and does not shock me or surprise me one bit. Anyone who analyzes his past can view a window to gaze into his present and future.

    Chapman spent several years in prison, and it is common knowledge that prisoners congregate based on race. Under most circumstances, white inmates mingle with each other for survival, black inmates remain close-knit for their survival, and Latino inmates associate closely with each other to survive. Relations in American prisons are divided along racial lines, and these separatist attitudes frequently remain with the person long after they have been released from jail.

    I don't believe that Chapman is a hate-mongerer or anything of that nature. However, he should still face the music for his incredibly misguided use of a very loaded racial slur. Things would be different if he possessed no celebrity status. However, I think that television stars are to be held up to a higher standard because people tend to look up to them.
  5. by   EricJRN
    Disappointing to hear, but interesting (if not surprising) that the Enquirer won't comment on how they obtained the tape.
  6. by   katfishLPN
    Question: Why was his personal phone call leaked pubically? Haven't we all said things in private conversations that if were made public we may be ashamed of?
    I in no way agree with the use of that kind of language by the way!!
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    I've never liked him or his wife - both are creepy publicity hounds who have to be bleeped on their creepy show.

    I was forced to watch, by the way . .. . .by a young couple in labor. As an OB nurse w/o central monitoring you have to spend a lot of time in rooms. And it is one on one with a pit induction.

    They are both gross and I feel sorry for their kids.

    steph
  8. by   bethin
    I read that his son, Tucker is the one who taped the calls and then leaked them to the press (read: sold).

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/1....ap/index.html

    I'm with Commuter, him saying this does not surprise me. I watch the show occasionally and I usually stare in disbelief at the wife. She'll put on lipgloss before she'll do anything. The whole show kind of creeps me out.
  9. by   Alois Wolf
    Yet another publicity stunt, perhaps, in light of Imas getting his show back?

    Also... though I disagree, wholeheartedly, with the word... I would just like to make the point that (though I'm German/Portuguese) anyone (including African Americans) who uses racial/bigoted words have no class and I do not respect. I do not care if it considered a "term of endearment" between two people of the race the slur is often used against in a negative light by anyone other but their own race.

    We should not set a double standard on such a negative word, or if we are to use it at all, use it correctly for what it is meant to be: a "ignorant" person. But I highly doubt the stigma will ever be removed... and I don't think we would be missing much if the word was erased from the English vocabulary.
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Alois Wolf
    Yet another publicity stunt, perhaps, in light of Imas getting his show back?

    Also... though I disagree, wholeheartedly, with the word... I would just like to make the point that (though I'm German/Portuguese) anyone (including African Americans) who uses racial/bigoted words have no class and I do not respect. I do not care if it considered a "term of endearment" between two people of the race the slur is often used against in a negative light by anyone other but their own race.

    We should not set a double standard on such a negative word, or if we are to use it at all, use it correctly for what it is meant to be: a "ignorant" person. But I highly doubt the stigma will ever be removed... and I don't think we would be missing much if the word was erased from the English vocabulary.
    I completely agree. It really bothers me when some people get a pass on that most horrible term. I'm 50, I remember the 60's, my family is from the south, they all used that term as a way to just describe black people and supposedly it was not meant negatively. But I disagreed and made them stop around me.

    It is ugly, it is wrong.

    steph
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    I was going to post but Steph almost said it all. And Katfish

    I don't think the public should hear private conversations.

    But WHY go to Al Sharpton!
  12. by   babynurselsa
    THough what he said was offensive and distasteful, let's remember this was a supposedly private conversation.
    I also find it offensive that folks cannot have a less than glamourous moment without it being viewed by everyone in teh world. I would guarantee that If some of my less than stellar moments were broadcast on all available media then I would be a little embarrassed myself.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from babynurselsa
    THough what he said was offensive and distasteful, let's remember this was a supposedly private conversation.
    I also find it offensive that folks cannot have a less than glamourous moment without it being viewed by everyone in teh world. I would guarantee that If some of my less than stellar moments were broadcast on all available media then I would be a little embarrassed myself.
    And I agree with this too . .. . I'd be very embarrassed by my "less than stellar" moments too. Although I've never used that word.

    steph
  14. by   Alois Wolf
    Quote from stevielynn
    I completely agree. It really bothers me when some people get a pass on that most horrible term. I'm 50, I remember the 60's, my family is from the south, they all used that term as a way to just describe black people and supposedly it was not meant negatively. But I disagreed and made them stop around me.

    It is ugly, it is wrong.

    steph
    I can totally attest to what you're saying. My foster mother (who is in her early 70's believe it or not [look at my age]) grew up in the hills of West Virginia. Though she does not have a racist bone in her body and treats everyone fairly, I've had heard her say the N word on multiple occasions in reference to a black person. She didn't mean it in a negative way, but I did explain to her that in today's society... especially in the pine barrens of NJ, it is not okay to use that term anymore. She has difficulty understanding the concept but she agreed that the word is not important to her, and I have not heard her say it since.
    I'm not even sure if "African American" is politically correct anymore...

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