This Dog has been chained.
A&E has indefinitely pulled all airings of Dog the Bounty Hunter effective Friday, two days after star Duane "Dog" Chapman's racist rant hit the Internet.
"In evaluating the circumstances of the last few days, A&E has decided to take Dog the Bounty Hunter off the network's schedule for the foreseeable future," the network said in a statement. "We hope that Mr. Chapman continues the healing process that he has begun."
An A&E spokesperson insisted the network's flagship series—one of the top-rated shows on cable with around 2 million viewers per first-run episode—has not been canceled.
The network had already suspended production on the show on Wednesday, shortly after Chapman's N-bomb-laced conversation was posted online by the National Enquirer.
"When the inquiry is concluded, we will take appropriate action," A&E said in an earlier statement.
Civil-rights leaders have decried Chapman's outburst, and at least two advertisers pulled their sponsorship before A&E's decision to shelve Dog the Bounty Hunter. (continue)
I have the utmost respect and aloha for black people who have suffered so much due to racial discrimination and acts of hatred," Chapman said in a statement released last week.
We don't believe you, you need more people! This is all fucked up. When Dog was stuck in Mexico I remember feeling bad for his pussy ass. I think I even signed an online petition is his defense. Yeah, it didn't do shit to get him out of police custody but that's besides the point!
Labels: Don Imus Daycare Center