By now you’ve heard about the feud between Community creator Dan Harmon and star Chevy Chase, which centers on the actor walking off set the last day of shooting season three, a foul-mouthed speech Harmon directed at Chase, and an angry voicemail Chase left Harmon in response — which the creator played at a public event. It left Community fans feeling a bit awkward, but Harmon’s newest blog post apologizing may help sooth any worries. According to E! Online, Harmon took to his Tumblr to share these words:
” … 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.”
It’s a lengthy explanation, which is probably best read firsthand. He doesn’t address Chase directly, but he does offer a reason for sharing the personal voicemail at an appearance in Los Angeles. “I was thinking about myself and I was thinking about making people laugh. I was airing my dirty laundry for a chuckle,” he confesses — calling it a “dumb, unclassy, inconsiderate move” on his part.
Community fans: do you appreciate Harmon’s candid response to the tense feud? Are you worried about Harmon and Chase’s behavior affecting anything with the series, despite his reassurances? Let us know below.