Chevy Chase doesn’t seem to be very well-liked. The 78-year-old comedian has gotten a reputation for being a general asshole and lost his job on the series, Community, in 2012 after he let an N-word fly in a tirade. And as former co-star, Donald Glover, remembers it, Chevy was an antagonistic jerk. And back in 2018, Pete Davidson talked about Chevy Chase on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show and said: “Fuck Chevy Chase… He’s just a genuinely bad, racist person and I don’t like him.” Well, Chevy knows that people think this way about him, and as he told CBS Sunday Morning: “I just don’t care.”
Chevy has never seemed like he gave a fuck. Case in point: In 2018, Chevy talked shit about Saturday Night Live, where he was a cast member from 1975 to 1977 and hosted it several times. Chevy had words to say about Lorne Michaels and a bunch of the cast members including saying that Eddie Murphy‘s Stevie Wonder impersonation was not that hard to do since Eddie and Stevie “are the same color. You just put on some sunglasses and do this.” I wonder why Pete Davidson called him racist? And this was after Chevy had a “tune-up” two years earlier in 2016 and briefly entered rehab–so that was a refreshed Chevy Chase speaking.
During Chevy’s recent interview with CBS, he was asked about how all the people who work with him seem to have come to a consensus that he’s as fun to be around as an infected anal-gland, via Deadline:
“I guess you’d have to ask them. I don’t give a crap!” he said with a laugh when asked how he felt when he hears about his former collaborators’ negative experiences working with him.
He added, “I am who I am. And I like where–who I am. I don’t care. And it’s part of me that I don’t care. And I’ve thought about that a lot. And I don’t know what to tell you, man. I just don’t care.”
It’s some pretty super villain-type shit to say that you’ve introspected on yourself and you’re fine being a disliked jerk. He should write a self-help book about how to accept being a bad person. It can be called I Just Don’t Care: How to Drop the Guilt from Making Badly Timed Racial Jokes and Having No One Like Being Around You.