Gary Landrieu, an independent running for Governor and cousin of former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, received pushback after dropping the n-word on WGSO 990, a talk radio show.
He explained that because his family members were sympathetic to African Americans, he used to be picked on and called names.
Due to the hostile nature of the language used, Big Easy Magazine will not be quoting the candidate. However, we’ve included the youtube video below for those who are interested in watching the episode.
Although the hosts of the show condemned his use of the word, Landrieu offered no remorse.
In response to a caller who called him a piece of sh..,” Gary responded that because he grew up being called bad names as a child, he has no feelings and can say whatever he wants.
Gary Landrieu has launched his campaign in an effort to protect Confederate Monuments from removal and to thwart illegal immigration.
He is one of four candidates in the race to challenge incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards. The other challengers include Republicans Ralph Abraham, who recently dealt with a controversy of his own in the aftermath of an ad incorrectly stating there are only two genders, and Eddie Rispone, a wealthy businessman who has based his campaign on his support for Donald Trump.
The election is Oct. 12. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent, a runoff will be held on Nov. 16.
Warning: The video below contains explicit and disturbing language.