‘Let’s Go Brandon’: Mischievous Meme Mocks Fake News and a Failing Presidency

It all started with a profanity that can’t be repeated here.

NBC Sports reporter Kelli Stavast was questioning NASCAR driver Brandon Brown about winning the Xfinity series at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 9. Crowd members began chanting, “F*** Joe Biden,” a phrase that had been popping up at sporting events across the country in recent weeks.

Stavast, either misinterpreting the chant or trying to clean up the phrase for broadcast standards, told NBC viewers the crowd was chanting, “Let’s Go Brandon” in Brown’s honor.

A meme was born.

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Joke Anti-Biden Song ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Goes Viral, Tops iTunes Hip-Hop Chart

The joke anti-Biden song “Let’s Go Brandon” is currently trending #1 on iTunes’s hip-hop chart, a jocular but embarrassing slight against the Biden administration that has been ongoing for several weeks.

The meme “Let’s Go Brandon” stems from a NASCAR sportscast in which a group of fans could be heard intoning the vulgar chant “Fuck Joe Biden.” Reporter Kelli Stavast mistakenly claimed that the crowd was chanting “Let’s Go Brandon” in support of driver Brandon Brown.

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