The piece also placed comedian Chevy Chase in a pretty negative light. Community creator Dan Harmon told the magazine Chase would often try to “disrupt” Glover’s scene during filming of the show, and had once said, "People think you’re funnier because you’re black." When asked about Chase, Glover dragged the former SNL cast member by alluding his time in the spotlight was over. "A true artist has to be okay with his reign being over," Glover said. "I can’t help him if he’s thrashing in the water. But I know there’s a human in there somewhere."
Now, in a new profile published by the Washington Post, Chase also places himself into a negative light, but in doing so somewhat responds to the New Yorker piece. Apparently the night the Glover profile published, Chase felt the sting, texting “There goes my career.”
He claims the joke Harmon mentioned was likely taken out of context, though he doesn’t deny making it. Chase also calls himself a fan of Glover. He later assumed things between the two of them had “blown over,” until he ran into the Atlanta creator at the SNL season finale in May, where Gambino was performing. “I never saw a guy turn white so fast,” he told the Post.
It’s weird choice of words for Chase, since he’s already in the hot seat for racializing Glover's career, but he’s clearly not concerned about how he seems to the public or his peers anymore. He spends a lot of the profile dragging SNL and creator Lorne Michael, both of which brought him national fame.
“First of all, between you and me and a lamppost, jeez, I don’t want to put down Lorne or the cast, but I’ll just say, maybe off the record, I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low," Chase said. "I had to watch a little of it, and I just couldn’t fucking believe it.”