WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas — Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody has hit back at comedian Seth Meyers after he and two of his writers made a controversial joke.
Earlier this month Meyers joked about the WilCo Sheriff’s cutout deputy, which was implemented this year to deter speeding.
Meyers said, "A Texas sheriff has placed cardboard cutouts of officers holding radar guns on the side of several roads to deter speeding." The punchline: "...and even one of those managed to shoot a black guy."
But more than two weeks later, Sheriff Chody clearly still isn’t impressed, on Tuesday tweeting a series of photos featuring cardboard cutouts of Meyers around Williamson County.
“See what happens @sethmeyers when you tell a joke that falls flat on the @LateNightSeth reference our #Flatdeputies,” Chody wrote on Twitter. “We put a #flatseth out in the rain and throw you in the slammer. You missed hosting the @Oscars2019Live_ bcuz of it or was it bcuz of bad jokes? #ItsJustAJoke”
The tweet on Tuesday follows Chody’s reaction to the joke earlier in the month, when he tweeted, “Well, the #FlatWolf even got mentioned in a @SNLUpdate skit. Too bad they took the opportunity to use a proactive approach to serve the community and vilify police officers. #IKnowItsAJoke #NotAmused”
Sheriff Chody later tweeted a correction, tagging “Late Night with Seth Meyers” instead of “Saturday Night Live.”