A&E Houses 'Dog' After Slur Leaked Online
Civil rights leaders want show canned after star uses 'N' word
By Emily Roysdon,  Newser User
Posted Nov 3, 2007 4:07 PM CDT
The A&E network has announced on its Web site for the hit reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter" that it is suspending the show "pending an investigation." (AP Photo/Lucy Pemoni, FILE)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Star bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman is off-air after his "N" word-laced rant hit the Internet this week, ABC News reports. A&E has shelved his series, Dog The Bounty Hunter, and civil rights leaders are pushing to have it canned for good. One Los Angeles coalition called the comments "a vicious attack on and call to end interracial relations, as well as an incitement to violence."

Chapman's son, Tucker, recently sold a tape of "Dog" criticizing Tucker's black girlfriend. Chapman claims that he was "disappointed in his choice of a friend, not due to her race, but her character. However, I should have never used that term." A&E has suspended production of the top-rated show "for the foreseeable future," but hasn't agreed to cancel it.