Actor Chad Coleman, known for his roles in The Walking Dead and The Wire, was filmed freaking out on a New York City subway Friday after he was reportedly called the “N-word” by another passenger.
“Yes, I’m Chad L. Coleman,” he says in a video taken by a spectator. “I’m on ‘The Wire,’ ‘The Walking Dead.’ I’m not trying to play no f–kin’ games with you. I’m telling you the truth. Yes, I’m an actor.”
In the three-minute video, in which Coleman demands “humanitarianism” and repeatedly cites his status as an actor, he also tells other passengers to record his tirade and send it to TMZ if they want.
That’s exactly what they did:
“I wanna know where my humanitarians are,” Coleman says. “If you care, f–kin’ care! And that’s the g—amn truth. So if you need to record it, get your phone out.”
Coleman then calls someone a “g—amn fool,” and eventually warms up to a man who claims to be a fan.
The actor told TMZ Friday he lost his cool after other passengers were attempting to figure out who he was. One man reportedly said, “No, we don’t know that n—ger.”
He also told the site his comments regarding humanity were in reference to last week’s unrest in Baltimore, MD, and that he was sober at the time of the rant.