‘Let’s Go Brandon’ latest – Anti-Biden meme that is code for 'f**k Joe Biden' said by Southwest pilot as song tops chart

‘Let’s Go Brandon’ latest – Anti-Biden meme that is code for 'f**k Joe Biden' said by Southwest pilot as song tops chart

October 31, 2021

A PILOT reportedly ended his intercom address with the anti-Biden tagline "Let's Go Brandon," according to passengers on a Southwest flight from Houston to Albuquerque.

The airline has condemned the pilot's interjection of the phrase, which is a euphemism for an explicit insult of President Joe Biden.

According to the Associated Press, Southwest said that the comment does not reflect the "welcoming, comfortable and respectful environment" the airline seeks to create, and that “behavior from any individual that is divisive or offensive is not condoned.”

Rapper Bryson Gray's song "Let's Go Brandon" knocked Adele's new single off the charts earlier this month, despite the anti-Biden tune's music video being banned on YouTube.

Gray claimed his "Let's Go Brandon" video was taken down from YouTube due to "medical misinformation" after the viral chant spawned memes and songs, and a politician wore a mask featuring the phrase.

Now Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has joined in by posting her own video which has gone viral.

Boebert retweeted a clip of herself as she walks along to the tune of Let's Go Brandon and she appears to knowingly smile at the camera along with the message "Let's Go Brandon!" in capitals.

Read our Let's Go Brandon live blog for the latest updates.

  • Jon Rogers

    FORMER TRUMP AID ON 'LET'S GO BRANDON'

    Jason Miller said the "Let's Go Brandon" meme allows the US to protest the Biden administration without censorship.

    Miller told The Sun: "'Let's Go Brandon' captures just how out of touch the mainstream media is with the American people.

    "Instead of hearing the chant for what it was — a protest of the failed Biden administration — the NBC reporter went into damage control and spun more fake news.

    "'Let's Go Brandon' allows sports fans everywhere to exercise their Constitutional rights to express their opinions, mock the fake news madness, and protest the Biden administration without censorship, which is exactly what they can do on GETTR as well."

  • Jon Rogers

    YOUTUBE CLAIMS TO INVESTIGATE

    "Jumping in – we're passing this along to the right team for a re-review," YouTube's official Twitter account replied after Bryson Gray tweeted that his video was taken down.

    "We'll share updates once we hear back from them. Appreciate your patience in the meantime."

  • Jon Rogers

    FAKE VIRAL MEMO, CONTINUED

    Shared Services Canada denied sending out the memo banning employees from using the “Let’s Go Brandon” chant.

    They said in a statement that the memo is fake and that there is no specific restriction against the use of the term.

    A Shared Services spokesperson said: “We can confirm this message was not issued by Shared Services Canada and it does not reflect departmental policy.”

  • Jon Rogers

    FAKE VIRAL MEMO

    A “Let’s Go Brandon” viral memo banning government workers from using an alleged anti-Biden chant is FAKE, officials say.

    Canadian civil servants had shared an image of a memo threatening them with being fired if they used the term “Let’s go Brandon!”

    But the Canadian federal government has denied it has anything to do with it, reports the National Post.

    The memo was allegedly dated October 14 and it appears to have been sent by Shared Services Canada.

  • Jon Rogers

    ANTI-BIDEN ANTHEM

    Donald Trump supporters have latched on to the family-friendly euphemism – and even Donald Trump Jr tweeted the phrase alongside footage of protesters chanting the true words.

    "Let's go Brandon" has appeared on plane banners, emblazoned across t-shirts, and even in airport announcements.

  • Jon Rogers

    TED CRUZ CHANTED ‘LET’S GO BRANDON’

    The Texas Republican Senator shared the clip on Twitter last week, in which he is seen standing next to a Houston Astros fan, who says: “Let’s Go, Brandon. Say it. Say it!”

    Cruz laughs and pauses to gather himself. He then raises a finger towards the camera and obliges the fan’s request.

    The video was originally posted to TikTok but Cruz later retweeted the clip on Twitter with a shrugging emoji.

  • Jon Rogers

    ANOTHER CONGRESSMAN JOINS TREND

    Last week Republican Rep Bill Posey ended a speech on the House floor by saying, "Let's Go Brandon!"

    The Florida congress member slammed President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan in his speech.

    “So you must feel compelled to rush through a radical agenda before the midterms," said Posey.

  • Jon Rogers

    WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN DENIES HAVING HEARD ABOUT THE MEME

    “I had never heard of that chant until you explained it to me,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates told the Washington Post.

    “I guess I’m not spending enough time on 8chan or whatever.”

  • Jon Rogers

    HAVE REPUBLICANS SPOKEN OUT ABOUT THE LET'S GO BRANDON MEME?

    Several prominent members of the Republican Party have poked fun at the phrase on Twitter since it first went viral.

    Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., was present at the Talladega race and posted a picture of himself holding up a "F*** Joe Biden" flag while in the stands.

    "Great to see real America representing loud and proud @TALLADEGEA today," Trump Jr. said followed by "Let's go, Brandon!" with multiple numerous face emojis.

  • Jon Rogers

    WHO IS BRANDON?

    Brandon Brown is a 28-year-old racecar driver born on September 14, 1993.

    He is currently competing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and drives the No. 68 Chevrolet Camaro for Brandonbilt Motorsports.

    Brown has been racing part-time since 2016, coming on as a full-time racer in 2019.

    He graduated in 2018 from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in communications.

  • Jon Rogers

    WHY WAS BRYSON GRAY'S VIDEO TAKEN DOWN?

    Rapper Bryson Gray claimed his "Let's Go Brandon" video was taken down from YouTube due to "medical misinformation" after the song spawned several memes and songs.

    Gray tweeted: "YouTube has banned ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ song from YouTube due to ‘medical information.' What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa."

  • Jon Rogers

    IS THERE A LET'S GO BRANDON FLAG?

    There have been multiple reports of a plane carrying a banner reading "Let's go Brandon".

    On October 9, 2021, at a Georgia-Auburn football game, a plane flew over the crowd with the banner, according to Old Row.

    Another banner was spotted at a Donald Trump rally.

    Along with "Let's go Brandon," the banner reads: "Join Gettr.com," which is a social media site aimed at Republicans founded by former Trump aide Jason Miller.

    There is also merchandise doting the phrase available across the web.

    Online retailers like Amazon and Etsy are selling "F**k Joe Biden" flags, along with their less-vulgar cousin, "Let's go Brandon."

    Brandon flags are available on various websites, including AAFNation, which stands for "American As F**k."

  • Jon Rogers
    • WHAT HAVE GOP SAID ABOUT IT?Since the video went viral, many prominent members of the Republican Party have poked fun at the phrase on Twitter.Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., was present at the Talladegea race and posted a picture of himself holding up a "F*** Joe Biden" flag while in the stands."Great to see real America representing loud and proud @TALLADEGEA today," Trump Jr. said followed by "Let's go, Brandon!" with multiple laughing face emojis.A video was also posted from a Fox News broadcast which shows a reporter asking why a man watches the station in which he finishes his answer by saying "let's go Brandon."Senator Ted Cruz has also chimed in during an interview on The Benny Show."It is one of the funniest things I have ever seen," Cruz said when asked if he saw the video. "I didn't like amplifying the profanity but the clip is surreal like listening to the NBC reporter say 'look they're chanting let's go Brandon,' it captures everything about fake news all at once."

    WHO IS BRYSON GRAY?

    Gray is known as an American Christian Conservative Artist, producer, and personality from North Carolina who typically raps about politically conservative ideology.

    Throughout his career, he has released eight albums, his most recent being Letter to the Church, which dropped on September 17, 2021.

    “I used to rap for the devil, now I rap for God,” Gray's YouTube bio states.

    WHO IS BRANDON BROWN?

    Born September 14, 1993, Brown, 28, is known as a professional American stock car racing driver.

    He is currently competing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and drives the No. 68 Chevrolet Camaro for Brandonbilt Motorsports.

    • Jon Rogers

      TRUMP'S LET'S GO BRANDON T-SHIRTS

      Trump hasn't missed the moment to join the growing Let's Go Brandon surge.

      His Save America PAC now sells a $45 T-shirt featuring "Let's go Brandon" above an American flag.

      One message to supporters reads, #FJB or LETS GO BRANDON? Either way, President Trump wants YOU to have our ICONIC new shirt.

      Separately, T-shirts are popping up in storefronts with the slogan and the NASCAR logo.

    • Jon Rogers

      HOW LET'S GO BRANDON BECAME CODE FOR INSULTING BIDEN

      When Republican Rep. Bill Posey of Florida ended an October 21 House floor speech with a fist pump and the phrase Lets go, Brandon! it may have seemed cryptic and weird to many who were listening.

      But the phrase was already growing in right-wing circles, and now the seemingly upbeat sentiment – actually a stand-in for swearing at Joe Biden – is everywhere.

      South Carolina Republican Jeff Duncan wore a Lets Go Brandon face mask at the Capitol last week. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz posed with a Lets Go Brandon sign at the World Series. Sen. Mitch McConnells press secretary retweeted a photo of the phrase on a construction sign in Virginia.

      The line has become conservative code for something far more vulgar: F**k Joe Biden. It's all the rage among Republicans wanting to prove their conservative credentials, a not-so-secret handshake that signals they're in sync with the party's base.

      Americans are accustomed to their leaders being publicly jeered, and former President Donald Trumps often-coarse language seemed to expand the boundaries of what counts as normal political speech.

    • Jon Rogers

      WHEN DID 'LET'S GO BRANDON' GAIN POPULARITY?

      On October 2, 2021, NASCAR racer Brandon Brown captured his first Xfinity Series win at Talladega Superspeedway.

      In a post-race interview, the crowd was heard chanting  "f*** Joe Biden."

      However, the NBC reporter conducting the interview claims the crowd is chanting "Let's go Brandon," which has since been referred to as a form of damage control.

    • Jon Rogers

      WHEN DID LET'S GO BRANDON START?

      It started at an October 2 NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

      Brandon Brown, a 28-year-old driver, had won his first Xfinity Series and was being interviewed by an NBC Sports reporter. The crowd behind him was chanting something at first difficult to make out. The reporter suggested they were chanting Lets go, Brandon to cheer the driver. But it became increasingly clear they were saying: F**k Joe Biden.

      NASCAR and NBC have since taken steps to limit ambient crowd noise" during interviews, but it was too late the phrase already had taken off.

      When the president visited a construction site in suburban Chicago a few weeks ago to promote his vaccinate-or-test mandate, protesters deployed both three-word phrases. This past week, Biden's motorcade was driving past a Let's Go Brandon banner as the president passed through Plainfield, New Jersey.

      And a group chanted Let's go, Brandon outside a Virginia park on Monday when Biden made an appearance on behalf of the Democratic candidate for governor, Terry McAuliffe. Two protesters dropped the euphemism entirely, holding up hand-drawn signs with the profanity.

      On Friday morning on a Southwest flight from Houston to Albuquerque, the pilot signed off his greeting over the public address system with the phrase, to audible gasps from some passengers. Southwest said in a statement that the airline takes pride in providing a welcoming, comfortable, and respectful environment and that behavior from any individual that is divisive or offensive is not condoned.

    • Jon Rogers

      INSTAGRAM 'BANNED' LET'S GO BRANDON MUSIC VIDEO

      According to rapper Bryson Gray, Instagram removed the video for his song Let's Go Brandon for allegedly including "harmful false information."

      "Instagram just banned the music video also. Haha cute but it’s too late," he said on Twitter.

      The video had also previously been removed from YouTube.

    • Jon Rogers

      TED CRUZ CHANTED ‘LET’S GO BRANDON’

      The Texas Republican Senator shared the clip on Twitter last week, in which he is seen standing next to a Houston Astros fan, who says: “Let’s Go, Brandon. Say it. Say it!”

      Cruz laughs and pauses to gather himself. He then raises a finger towards the camera and obliges the fan’s request.

      The video was originally posted to TikTok but Cruz later retweeted the clip on Twitter with a shrugging emoji.

    • Jon Rogers

      WHY WAS BRYSON GRAY'S VIDEO TAKEN DOWN?

      Rapper Bryson Gray claimed his "Let's Go Brandon" video was taken down from YouTube due to "medical misinformation" after the song spawned several memes and songs.

      Gray tweeted: "YouTube has banned ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ song from YouTube due to ‘medical information.' What medical misinformation is in the song? Whoa."

    • Jon Rogers

      'I DONT BACK DOWN, SAYS RAPPER BRYSON GRAY

      The conservative rapper told The Western Journal that he will stand by his song Let's Go Brandon after it was taken down by YouTube.

      “I might not be a millionaire,” Gray said.

      “I might not have millions of followers like some of these other influencers. But one thing about the people that support me, one of the main reasons they support me is because of integrity. I don’t back down, no matter how many times I get banned.”

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    • H. J. Hayes

      THE MOMENT ‘LET’S GO BRANDON’ WAS BORN

      The meme comes from an NBC interview with NASCAR racer Brandon Brown following his NASCAR Xfinity Series win in October 2021.

      In the video, the crowd behind him is chanting “f*** Joe Biden” however, the NBC reporter is claiming the chant is “let’s go Brandon,” which has since been referred to as a form of damage control.

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