WATCH: Louisiana gubernatorial candidate uses N-word to defend himself against prank caller

WATCH: Louisiana gubernatorial candidate uses N-word to defend himself against prank caller
Image of Gary Landrieu, campaign

A right-wing candidate for Louisiana governor used a racial slur during an appearance of a local radio program.


Gary Landrieu, a cousin of former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, is running as an independent candidate for governor on an anti-immigrant platform that echoes President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, and he dropped the N-word in response to an apparent prank caller to a radio show, reported Right Wing Watch.

The caller referred to Landrieu as a “piece of sh*t” during Wednesday’s broadcast of WGSO-AM’s “Chicks on the Right” program, and the hosts and the candidate taunted the man for using profanity.

“You know what growing up in a family of 10 means?” Landrieu said. “You can’t hurt my feelings, because I don’t have any. You’re entitled to your opinion. That’s what makes America great. You’re free to do what you want, and say what you want, and think what you want, but you know what? I’m free to do and say what I want to do, too. You do that to my face, you’re going to get slapped in the mouth.”

Landrieu’s rant then went off the rails after he used the racial slur while defending himself.

“Let me tell you, when I was a kid we learned about protecting ourselves and defending ourselves because we were called a lot of ugly names as children,” Landrieu said. “As an 8-year-old, they called me, ‘Oh, there’s the n*gger-lovers right there.”

The hosts recoiled in horror.

“Hey! You can’t curse!” said co-host Michelle Hirstius.



#story_page_post_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.