‘Let’s Go Brandon’ latest – Meme song rapper claims he's being censored by Big Tech as pilot investigated for chant
1st November 2021

RAPPER Bryson Gray spoke out about being censored after his "Let's Go, Brandon" song was banned on multiple online platforms.

“There’s obviously something changing in a negative way to where, if you want to be honest in this country, we like to say we’re all free, but in reality, in the public space only one side has free speech," he said on Glenn Beck’s radio show.

"We can’t even question, make a joke, then we’re banned on platforms if we do that,” Gray added.

Meanwhile, a Southwest Airlines pilot is reportedly under investigation for ending his intercom address with the anti-Biden tagline.

The company 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.”

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

  • Jocelyn Cook

    SOUTHWEST LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION

    A Southwest pilot's "Let's Go Brandon" sign-off message on a flight from Houston to Albuquerque on Friday has been slammed by the airline.

    In a statement released on Twitter on Sunday, the Texas-based firm said it has launched an internal investigation into the reported incident and plans to address employees involved individually.

    "Southwest does not tolerate any behavior that encourages divisiveness, as it does not reflect the Southwest Hospitality and inclusiveness for which we are known for," the statement said.

    According to several passengers on the flight where the reported incident took place, the pilot speaking over his plane’s public address system reportedly told passengers, “Let’s go, Brandon” — an anti-Biden inside joke, the NY Post reports.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    PILOT'S INTERJECTION WAS CAPTURED ON TIKTOK

    In a TikTok, the pilot can be heard saying the following: "We’re heading east at about 107 or 108 mph. Clear visibility, mostly clear skies, about 77 degrees."

    "Thanks for coming out, flying Southwest Airlines, welcome home, and let’s go Brandon,” he adds.

    "Let's go, Brandon" is a PG stand-in for “F–k Joe Biden,” and has been popularized in recent chart-topping songs.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    IS THERE LET'S GO BRANDON MERCH?

    Since the interview, the internet has gone wild with the phrase, and many who are anti-Biden have coined this as their new catchphrase.

    They chant it at sporting events and have created merchandise bearing the slogan.

    The merchandise varies from hoodies that read, "FJB (F**k Joe Biden) Let's Go Brandon," to buttons and stickers.

    The majority of the merchandise uses the US flag as a backdrop and denigrates President Joe Biden.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    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."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    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.”

  • Jocelyn Cook

    TRUMP SELLS LET’S GO BRANDON T-SHIRTS

    Trump hasn’t missed the moment to capitalize on 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.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    TED CRUZ: 'ONE OF THE FUNNIEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN'

    Senator Ted Cruz chimed in on the "Let's Go Brandon" trend 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."

  • H. J. Hayes

    CONSERVATIVE PERSONALITY TOMI LAHREN TWEETS

    “Whether you’re rooting for the @astros or the @Braves there is one thing we can all cheer for, LET’S GO BRANDON!” Tomi Lahren tweeted on October 27.

    Her comments come after a recent Georgia-Auburn college football game, one person rented a plane to fly a banner with the “Let’s go Brandon!’ phrase written on it above the stadium.

  • H. J. Hayes

    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.”

  • H. J. Hayes

    SC CONGRESS MEMBER WEARS ‘LET’S GO BRANDON’ MASK

    Republican Rep, Jeff Duncan was spotted wearing the anti-Biden phrase on a mask.

  • H. J. Hayes

    KID ROCK WEARS LE’TS GO BRANDON PIN

    Candidate for the US senate from Alabama Jessica Taylor posted a picture with musician Kid Rock which shows him wearing a “Let’s Go Brandon” pin.

  • H. J. Hayes

    SIGNS AROUND THE COUNTRY

    Twitter users continue posting pictures of alleged Let’s Go Brandon signs all over the nation.

  • H. J. Hayes

    LYRICS TO THE ‘LET’S GO BRANDON’ RAP

    Some of the lyrics of the rap song spawned from the meme-able phrase include:

    “Tried to cover up, but tell the people, go Brandon
    But we know what they sayin’, though
    You can hear thе chant in every post
    Don’t nobody want this commie ‘causе we not in China
    Everybody hated Trump, and now they out to catch a body
    That’s what they get for treatin’ us like we in Squid Game
    Dream light, mandate like he’s insane
    These times, people wakin’ up to e’erything
    Go Brandon, but we all know what the sayin’ mean,”

  • H. J. Hayes

    ONE OF THIS WEEK’S TOP-SELLING SONGS

    Loza Alexander’s Let’s Go Brandon song was recognized by Billboard as one of the top songs in the country this week.

  • H. J. Hayes

    WHAT HAS BRANDON BROWN SAID ABOUT THE CHANT?

    Brown has shown he sees the funny side of his newfound attention.

    He said: “To all the other Brandons out there, you’re welcome! Let’s go us.”

    Brandon later tweeted: “Look at me…. I’m Mr worldwide now.”

    And he also shared a meme of his own of a girl batting away a comforting hand with the caption: “Don’t touch me, I’m famous.”

  • H. J. Hayes

    PLANE FLIES 'LET'S GO BRANDON' BANNER

    At a recent Georgia-Auburn college football game, one person rented a plane to fly a banner with the “Let’s go Brandon!’ phrase written on it above the stadium.

  • H. J. Hayes

    NUMBER ONE SONG ON ITUNES

    Bryson Gray’s take on the anti-Biden anthem has been on the number one spot on iTunes since Sunday, knocking off Adele’s new single Go Easy On Me.

    On the second spot on the chart is Loza Alexander with his own version of Let’s Go Brandon, ahead of Adele.

  • H. J. Hayes

    BOEBERT JOINS IN WITH ‘LET’S GO BRANDON’

    Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has joined in under the “Let’s Go Brandon” banner.

    Boebert retweeted a video clip of herself walking along to the song Let’s Go Brandon and sees her knowingly smile at the camera.

    The clip has since gone viral on social media and has been viewed nearly 294,000 times.

    Boebert retweeted the clip with the message Let’s Go Brandon in capitals.

  • H. J. Hayes

    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.

  • H. J. Hayes

    ORIGINS OF 'LET'S GO BRANDON'

    "Let's go Brandon" went viral earlier this month on Twitter, where it is also associated with the hashtag #FJB.

    The joke dates back to a TV interview at a NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway on October 2.

    After driver Brandon Brown, 28, took home his first Xfinity Series victory, NBC Sports anchor Kelli Stavast interviewed him on camera.

    While the interview took place, chants of "f**k Joe Biden" broke out from the crowd, as captured on video.

    But Stavast characterized the chant as "Let's go Brandon."

    "As you can hear the chants from the crowd, let's go Brandon," she said, even as a very different phrase was clearly audible on the clip.

  • H. J. Hayes

    JASON ALDEAN CROWD RAISES EXPLICIT CHANT

    The crowd at a Jason Aldean concert suddenly broke out into a chant of "f**k Joe Biden" before the singer surprisingly backed their heckling, as captured in a video posted to social media.

    In the footage, which was taken at a concert in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, cries of the rude phrase could be heard loudly throughout the audience.

    As the chant spread and fans clapped along to the rhythm, the country music star appeared to back up the sentiment, saying "You said it."

    Aldean has previously expressed his disapproval for the President, when his wife Brittany posted a picture of their two children wearing clothing with anti-Biden slogans to Instagram five weeks ago.

    In the pictures, she wore a t-shirt reading "Anti Biden Social Club," while Navy, two, and Memphis, three, sported matching shirts reading "Hidin' From Biden."

  • H. J. Hayes

    TED CRUZ: 'ONE OF THE FUNNIEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN'

    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."

  • H. J. Hayes

    REPUBLICAN PARTY EMBRACES 'LET'S GO BRANDON'

    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."

  • H. J. Hayes

    PILOT'S INTERJECTION WAS CAPTURED ON TIKTOK

    In a TikTok, the pilot can be heard saying the following: "We’re heading east at about 107 or 108 mph. Clear visibility, mostly clear skies, about 77 degrees.

    "Thanks for coming out, flying Southwest Airlines, welcome home, and let’s go Brandon,” he adds.

    "Let's go, Brandon" is a PG stand-in for “F–k Joe Biden,” and has been popularized in recent chart-topping songs.

  • H. J. Hayes

    SOUTHWEST LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION

    A Southwest pilot's "Let's Go Brandon" sign-off message on a flight from Houston to Albuquerque on Friday has been slammed by the airline.

    In a statement released on Twitter on Sunday, the Texas-based firm said it has launched an internal investigation into the reported incident and plans to address employees involved individually.

    "Southwest does not tolerate any behavior that encourages divisiveness, as it does not reflect the Southwest Hospitality and inclusiveness for which we are known for," the statement said.

    According to several passengers on the flight where the reported incident took place, the pilot speaking over his plane’s public address system reportedly told passengers, “Let’s go, Brandon” — an anti-Biden inside joke, the NY Post reports.

    Source: Read Full Article