According to Deadline.com, the actor was upset by some bigoted lines his racially insensitive character Pierce Hawthorne was supposed to say -- incensed enough to postulate that next he would have to call the black actors and characters the n-word.
Deadline's report specifically states that Chase did not direct the slur at African-American castmates Donald Glover or Yvette Nicole and according to TVLine, production was briefly halted after the n-word incident.
He has also said that he finds himself too gifted a comedic actor for his role as Pierce. "I've been too funny in my life to have to play a character who's ... moderately funny," he said in May.
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