In his new Netflix Special, Disgraced, Tom Segura jokes about Cajun people from Louisiana, and a few fans from the region are pissed.
The bit that people are upset about opens with “don’t you hate….everyone?” and transitions into a story about meeting a weird dude from Lafayette, Louisiana. Segura jokes primarily about the man’s accent being difficult to understand, describing the encounter after a Louisiana show with the local man. The man (who according to a Redditor was drunk) asked him if Tom was from Louisiana. In the bit, Segura says he couldn’t understand what he was saying. “We have this whole population of Cajun people living amongst us…like they’re one of us…and they’re not,” he says, adding, “Why do they have rights?” Then he uses a few words that hurt some feelings, like cartoon characters, and swamp people before joking that he supports building a wall around the state of Louisiana “because those people are out of their fucking minds.” You can hear the bit, or at least part of it, below.
For the fans who aren’t laughing, there are social media rants, and Segura is getting hate mail daily from pissed off Louisianans, with some who are so pissed they are willing to cancel their Netflix subs if the hour isn’t taken down.
It’s been going on for the last ten days, since the special debuted on the 12th, but Segura has been posting more of the hate over the weekend.
Segura’s newest hour, Disgraceful, is available on Netflix now.
@tomsegura hello there, my name is Victor Gaudet, I’m from Lafayette Louisiana, and I am not an inbred. I also go to college at Louisiana State University, I am well educated and I think you’re a goddamned asshole of a comedian
— Victor Gaudet (@thepurple_tiger) January 18, 2018
@tomsegura so wat makes lafayette louisiana so shitty? U speak to a single redneck fuck now we all rednecks? Wonder y we say all californians are fuckin douches
— kamoski (@KillaKam_710) January 17, 2018
Loved the special…you could tone down the Louisiana inbred stuff a little lol 😁🦐
— Sandi Martin MMA (@sandimartinmma) January 14, 2018
@tomsegura Love your new special but wtf is up with ur hate on Louisiana bro ? Come on man
— Joshua Clemons (@joshua_clemons) January 13, 2018
And it’s not just Louisianans who are upset:
Not everyone is pissed, even some Louisianan’s are cool with it all.
I live in Louisiana. 1 hour west of Lafayette. I’m not offended by this. It’s comedy. It’s a joke. I laughed so hard. People need to lighten up. Not that you are truly concerned. Keep it up! Stand up specials are getting crazy good man!
— Justin Mouser (@justinmouser) January 18, 2018
Wasn't too funny, the accent bit. Would've been funnier if he had actually bothered to learn a Cajun accent. But I legit guffawed at the border wall around Louisiana bit.
— sarah leal (@sarahleal123) January 18, 2018
From Houma Louisiana. One of the most southern parts and it was fucking hilarious. Especially the Redbox part.
— Tail Or (@TailorPhoonyay) January 18, 2018
I was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. I am Cajun through and through and I thought that bit was HILARIOUS, fuck all the butthurt bitches. Keep doing your thing Tom! P.S., I dont talk anything like that 😉
— Grady Roy (@grady_roy) January 18, 2018
— Wayne (@waynetm41) January 18, 2018
I'm from Lafayette Louisiana, wife and I cried laughing. F*** em if they can't take a joke.
— Kyle Jeansonne (@kylersm) January 18, 2018
I'm from Louisiana and love that joke!
— Amber Nelson (@AmberSmelson) January 18, 2018
I’m from Louisiana, it was funny. Same way it was funny watching Def Comedy Jam in the 90’s constantly make fun of white people with the same jokes each and every week. @tomsegura is great, it’s either okay to laugh at everyone or no one. Pick one.
— Samson McWherter (@sam_fantastic) January 18, 2018
@tomsegura I’m from Louisiana and apparently people are just finding out about your bit towards Louisiana. If anything, this just further proves your point that we should have a wall built around us😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/5AkIqizJd3
— Simba (@BKyle80) January 17, 2018
I’m from Louisiana. I have Cajun relatives. That bit had me dying. #BuildTheWall
— Gavin Kelly (@gtkelly26) January 16, 2018
— Chris King (@Kinger06) January 16, 2018
I about lost my shit when he was talking about that person from Louisiana. That's totally the town I live in. 😂😂
— Shea Bearden (@SheaBearden) January 16, 2018
@tomsegura as a dude who lives around baton rouge, I gotta say the louisiana bit is fucking hilarious you dog cunt.
— Bobby Hoyt (@dedencyde1) January 12, 2018