Brandon Brown, a NASCAR driver, has finally spoken up about the NSFW anti-Joe Biden chant that went viral following his post-race interview, saying that all the attention has made him uncomfortable.
Brown was being interviewed after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega in November when spectators could be heard in the background yelling vulgar insults.
Kelli Stavast of NBC Sports reported (incorrectly) that the supporters were yelling “Let’s Go, Brandon” during the televised broadcast at the time, and it has since become a rallying cry for those who oppose #46, with many chanting “F*** Joe Biden.”
Brandon wrote an op-ed about it all, outlining how his name has been screamed all around the country, from stadiums to bars and even the halls of Congress, since that iconic moment.
Despite receiving multiple press requests since the interview, the 28-year-old said he was instructed to remain silent for fear of how his sponsors might respond.
“All the advice I got from those around my racing career was to stay quiet after that now-famous interview,” Brandon wrote. “No one knew how my sponsors would react and, in my world, there is no car to drive without the sponsors.”
According to the op-ed, Brown goes on to state that politics has never piqued his attention, but he does believe that politicians cause more issues than they solve.
“I have no interest in leading some political fight,” Brandon said. “I race cars. I am not going to endorse anyone, and I am certainly not going to tell anyone how to vote.”
“I understand that millions of people are struggling right now and are frustrated,” Brown said, addressing Americans who believe their leaders in Washington aren’t listening to them.
“Struggling to get by and struggling to build a solid life for themselves and their families, and wondering why their government only seems to make it worse. People have a right to frustration – even anger.”
“I hear them, even if Washington does not.” Brown is committing himself to spotlight issues that are important to him and the “problems we all share as Americans,” he added.
“Let’s Go America.”
In other news, a Vermont food bank has turned down donations from a Republican event based on a slur against President Joe Biden.
The Brandon Area Food Shelf has denied donations from a “Let’s Go Brandon” fundraiser.
Republicans have started using the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” as a euphemism for “F—ck Joe Biden” in recent months. Paul Dame, the Republican Party’s chairman, organized the event in his hometown of Brandon on Saturday.
Hats and T-shirts with the slogan “Let’s Go Brandon” were sold at the event. Part of the revenues will be donated to the food bank, according to the organization.
Brandon Food Shelf rejects donations from GOP-backed ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ rally https://t.co/G3nDKkWqVy
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) November 14, 2021
“The Food Shelf was not informed of this ‘happening,’” food shelf Director Kathy Mathis insisted.
“It annoys me that they went ahead and did this without even contacting the food shelf itself,” Mathis explained to the Times Argus. “And I understand their intentions are good but nevertheless, blowing it up on social media as a Republican big event, it looks to me as if, and to anybody who’s reading it, it looks like the Brandon Area Food Shelf supports the Republican Party, and I resent that.”
The earnings from the event will be donated to an unknown charity, according to Dame.
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