After the tape was made public A&E canceled the program. It seems however, that the network has had a change of heart. After all the show is about “second chances”, they claim, so why not give one to their beloved racist Duane Chapman? According to an A&E spokesman as reported on CNN
“Over the last few months, Duane “Dog” Chapman has taken and continues to take the appropriate steps in reaching out to several African American organizations in an effort to make amends for his private comments to his son which were released publicly,” said a statement from the network.
“Since the premise of “Dog The Bounty Hunter” is about second chances – we have decided to give him one.” I am sick of these types of incidents occurring. Whether it is Imus with his nappy headed whores commentary, or the Dog with his nigger commentary, networks have got to stop giving second chances. A slap on the wrist only encourages this kind of behavior. This is more of the “good ole boys club” protecting itself. Clearly, this is language that Chapman used daily and was comfortable with. In fact, his only remorse came when he realized that such language could threaten his career.
Shame on A&E for allowing this man back on the air. Making a profit clearly outstrips making a stand about racism.