A nice way to justify your racism is to just think it doesn’t apply to you. That’s pretty much how, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, looks at it at least. In a recent interview, he talked about his interactions with African Americans. He certainly dropped a couple of gems in this interview that we’ll be getting into shortly. Dog can’t seem to shake the media attention whether it be for his recent push to get married or now his usage of certain words. We are quite sure though that he truly enjoys all of the attention.
His Own Daughter Accused Him of Being Racist
Family life has been tough for Dog after the loss of his wife Beth. His kids are not on board with his new relationship. Things are so bad that his own daughter has accused the bounty hunter of being racist and homophobic. Dog is fighting those claims, though, in his recent sit-down with Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier. His first line of defense was to say that he cannot be a racist because he is 33 1/2% Apache. We’re not sure how that helps, but the excuses seem to get worse from here on out!
Getting A Pass On The N-Word
His next line of defense was to admit that he in fact has used the n-word before on multiple occasions. The reason though why he felt confident using the word was because he thought he had a pass. Dog literally said this,
“I thought I had a pass in the Black tribe to use it, kind of like Eminem,”
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He would then go on to defend his position saying that he had even more African-American friends than Eminem. Dog soon learned though that having friends that you can use the word with doesn’t give you a pass to say it to everyone.
Talking About His Life In Jail
After the Eminem comment, he was about to double down and say that he was locked up like Akon, and that also gave him a pass. He explained though that his usage of the N-word started when he was in prison. Where he got along with fellow African American inmates that allowed him to use the word around them. Dog mentions,
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“I had just gotten out of prison in 1979 after spending 18 months in Texas, and it was probably three-quarters from the Black tribe, So, that was a word that we used back and forth as maybe a compliment.”
His Last Defense Argument
If this interview was a court hearing and Dog’s arguments had to keep him out of jail they probably would give him another 18 months in prison. After trying to justify his usage of the N-word by comparing himself to Eminem, then saying that he used the word as prison slang he pleaded his case one last time by saying,
“To say a racist name doesn’t qualify to make you a racist.”
After hearing Dog plead his case does he get a pass? He is right that context is everything. The Eminem argument though was a little much!