Southwest Airlines released its first official comments regarding the reported incident where a pilot used the “Let’s go Brandon” phrase during a flight setting off a firestorm in the process. Read the statement here.
Recently, it was widely reported that a Southwest Airlines pilot used the derogatory phrase “Let’s go Brandon” during his pre-flight message. The resulting fallout has spread like wildfire across the internet once again striking the palpable tensions that exist in today’s political climate.
The statement, which implies an offensive statement towards President Joe Biden, has itself become a siren call for a host of Americans who remains extremely dissatisfied with the President, the handling of the pandemic and liberal policies in general.
According to reporting from Gary Leff at View from the Wing, passengers on the Houston to Albuquerque flight gasped as the phrase was uttered. Southwest quickly became a trending topic on many social media platforms as people called the pilot’s mental health into question while others cheered the pilot’s boldness.
The incident is under investigation by the airline who released its first official statement regarding the incident via Twitter, below.
The phrase Let’s Go Brandon, which stems from a Nascar interview that had a reporter mishear a crowd’s chant, has entered the zeitgeist at this point, including its own music video by Forgiato Blow (warning explicit language):