NASCAR Driver Brandon Brown Afraid He’ll Get Canceled Over ‘Let’s Go Brandon’

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“Let’s go, Brandon” has become such a widespread slogan that you might have forgotten how it originated.

After NASCAR driver Brandon Brown won the Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 2, an NBC sports reporter told him the crowd was chanting “let’s go, Brandon” when they were so clearly yelling “f*** Joe Biden.” Interestingly, Brown has been silent since the interview.

On Monday, Brown spoke to the New York Times about the chant’s surge. Brown says he found the subsequent memes “kind of funny” before realizing the joke had staying power. At that moment, Brown feared the Left would cancel him.

“I was afraid of being canceled by my sponsors, or by the media, for being caught up in something that has little to do with me,” he said.

However, a spokesman for Brown’s racing team told the Times that “waiting out the storm wasn’t working” and Brown’s “silence on the matter seemed to be a political statement.” So Brown decided to author an op-ed in Newsweek on Monday to explain his silence:

“All the advice I got from those around my racing career was to stay quiet after that now-famous interview,” Brown writes. “No one knew how my sponsors would react and, in my world, there is no car to drive without the sponsors.”

While Brown admits he is a Republican, he wishes not to be involved in politics publicly. “I have no interest in leading some political fight. I race cars. I am not going to endorse anyone, and I am certainly not going to tell anyone how to vote,” he concludes.

That’s such a wise point. An athlete can have political opinions but choose not to voice them to avoid losing half the country’s support. Somehow, NBA players can’t fathom such logic.

Ultimately, Brown would prefer fans cheer a new slogan: “Let’s go, America.”

What a reasonable and likable guy. That’s so rare in sports. Let’s go, Brandon Brown.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.


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  1. Canceled? Embrace the slogan dude. It’s a succinct, awesome 3 word encapsulation of the incompetence of Biden and his Leftist handlers rolled in with an indictment of the corporate media that shamelessly covers for him and treats Americans like we are all as stupid as the 10% at the bottom who actually believe the garbage propaganda they spew. LET’S GO BRANDON!!

  2. As he says he “… did nothing to cause this to happen” which is 100% true. The air-head reporterette is totally at fault. This young man does not want his racing career negatively impacted by something he did nothing to incite. A very wise – albeit naive – position for him to take.

    Unfortunately for “Brandon”, this WILL blowback on him because a contingent of radical ideological Terrorists are involved. These lunatics believe in a scorched earth policy re: anyone anything that they perceive affects their take over of America. Just admitting he is a Republican puts a target on his back.

  3. That’s such a wise point. An athlete can have political opinions but choose not to voice them to avoid losing half the country’s support. Somehow, NBA players can’t fathom such logic.

    Actually NBA players know they can speak out and their paycheck isn’t dependent on if Maga / Jesse Helms type buys shoes or play basketball. It’s not like Maga Athletes will be taking over sports or that football or basketball are going ANYWHERE. “Come and compete or STFU”

    • Glenn, the insane black racists you worship have the loudest voices because the self-flagellating corporate media virtue signalers amplify those voices – even though many of those uneducated clowns including your hero Queen Le-Fraud James are probably clinically mentally retarded… but Americans are fed up with it and things are about to change.

      You love to write about 1/6 like it was the end of civilization so let’s take a little stroll down memory lane… Remember in 2011 when tens of thousands of Democrats surged on the Wisconsin Capitol building in Madison and physically occupied it for more than two weeks? We were told, “This is what democracy looks like.” Remember in 2016 when Obama was President and hundreds of BLM blocked interstate highways and violently accosted police (even killing several)? We were told, “To assign the actions of one person to an entire movement is dangerous and irresponsible.” Remember in 2018 during the Kavanaugh hearings when a mob of Democrats stormed the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, and pounded their fists in rage on the door. We were told, “It’s understandable.” Remember this summer’s riots in major cities across the country when groups of Democrats marched in the streets, set buildings on fire, looted businesses, assaulted and even killed bystanders and police? We were told, “These are mostly peaceful protests.” Remember when Democrats seized several blocks of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in downtown Seattle, declaring it an autonomous zone? Remember the guns ad deaths and utter destruction? We were told, “It’s a block party atmosphere.” Remember when a crazed mob gathered after the Republican National Convention and attacked Rand Paul, a sitting U.S. Senator? We were told, “No justice, no peace.” Remember how police were told to stand down, governors refused to call in the national guard, and Democrats paid bail for violent protesters who were arrested?

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