When we heard the profanity-laced, creatively insulting voicemail Chevy Chase left for Community boss Dan Harmon, we were slightly torn: On the one hand, Chase is pretty mean to Harmon in the message; on the other, this supposedly came after Harmon led a chant of “F— Chevy” at a party in front of the actor’s wife and daughter. Also, the audience laughter accompanying the voicemail seems pretty humiliating for Chase. Apparently, a whole lot of people on the Internets agreed, and Harmon took to his Tumblr yesterday with a sort of apology for allowing the whole thing to leak to the world.
“[A]s a guy who blogs or tweets every time he wipes his butt, hugs his cat or hurts his girlfriend, it’s conspicuously weird of me to say nothing at all about the giant fart with my name on it that you’ve been inhaling,” Harmon wrote, explaining that he played the voicemail for a monthly live show he does at a comic book store in L.A. “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. He 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.
“That was a dumb, unclassy, inconsiderate move on my part. I’m very sorry it’s reflecting poorly on the show,” he continued. “It’s important to me that you not mistake this for someone thinking they’re making it better, or explaining that they’re actually a swell person. I’m explaining that you’re right, I’m a bonehead, and it sucks, it blows up in my face on a regular basis.”
Well, yeah, we’re not sure if this post makes him look better or worse, but it is yet another fascinating example of how the Web magnifies peoples mistakes instantly.
Lest you forget that Harmon isn’t alone in this kind of situation, we’d like you to revisit our 25 “favorite” celebrity apologies from 2011.
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