*Unlike “Seinfeld” star Michael Richards, who went into hiding following a talk show apology tour addressing his racist statements, Duane “Dog “Chapman seems to be doing just the opposite.
Less than two months after his N-word-laced phone conversation was leaked in the National Enquirer, he was photographed with the Four Tops on Tuesday while backstage at their concert in Honolulu; and on Saturday (Dec. 15) he’ll sign copies of his book at an event hosted by the African American group, Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND).
The book-signing for Chapman’s “You Can Run But You Can’t Hide,” to be held at BOND’s Los Angeles headquarters (6146 West Pico Blvd.), will double as a Christmas toy giveaway – with proceeds benefiting the BOND Home for Boys.
BOND founder and President Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson says he began working with Dog after his A&E show “Dog The Bounty Hunter” was suspended in the wake of his leaked phone conversation.
“We don’t condone racial slurs, but upon hearing Dog’s apology and after meeting with him and his family, we don’t believe he’s a racist,” Peterson said in a statement. “We also believe that Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman sincerely wants to make amends to the black community, and deserves a second chance