Dan Harmon may be a jerk — but at least he’s not a defensive jerk. Yesterday, KRCW’s The Business aired a candid interview with Harmon. The segment goes a long way toward rehabilitating the difficult reputation Harmon earned this spring, when news of his feud with Chevy Chase and his subsequent ousting from Community made headlines.
After being asked point-blank about rumors that he’s difficult to work with, Harmon didn’t hesitate: “I think I started them,” he told KRCW. “I think I’m a self-effacing, self-destructive person, and I think that every speech I made to my own crew and the people above me was, ‘Sorry, I’m not good at this.’” Harmon later admitted that he understands why Sony Entertainment removed him from his showrunning post — “I would have fired me too, because it’s a business.”