April 4th, 2012
02:49 PM ET
The co-creator of NBC comedy “Community” has issued an apology to fans for a voicemail he played for a crowd following a clash with comedian and "Community" star Chevy Chase.
Dan Harmon’s “sorry” comes after he played a message said to be from Chase on which he calls Harmon an “abomination” and quite a few other choice words.
According to Deadline, Harmon received the voicemail after he hurled the F-bomb at Chase in front of his wife and daughter during a wrap party.
Writer/producer Harmon admitted to playing the voicemail at a comic book store during a monthly comedy show, and it's something Harmon says he now regrets.
“[It was] in that venue, months ago, that I made the horrible, childish, self-obsessed, unaware, naive and unprofessional decision to play someone's voicemail to me," Harmon wrote Tuesday on Tumblr.
“[Chase] didn't intend for 150 people to listen and giggle at it, and I didn't intend for millions of people to read angry reports about it," he said. "I was doing what I always do, and always get in trouble for doing, and always pay a steep price for doing...I was thinking about myself and I was thinking about making people laugh. I was airing my dirty laundry for a chuckle."
"That was a dumb, unclassy, inconsiderate move on my part,” he added, calling himself a “selfish baby” and a “rude a–hole.” “I'm very sorry it's reflecting poorly on the show."
In the end, Harmon said, “Community” is all that matters.
"I agree with [the fans] that the show is what's important," he said. "I will always do everything I can to make sure we get our six seasons and a movie...I'm just really sorry that I'm so damn bad at that job in so many specific ways, and I promise you that every time I screw up at it, I try to get better."
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