NASCAR driver Brandon Brown has said that “woke” companies are refusing to offer him sponsorship deals over his link to the viral anti-Joe Biden chant.
Brown is the man who unintentionally helped create the “Let’s Go Brandon” phrase that has been sweeping the nation.
The NASCAR driver sat for an interview to discuss how woke corporations won’t give him sponsorship deals because of the phrase he had nothing to do with.
“It got extremely difficult for us,” Brown said.
“If you’re a national corporation, that means you sell to all consumers and unfortunately, when you get dragged into the political arena, people want you to take a side.
“I’ve never been put in a position where it’s, OK, what side are you on? Left or right?
“So it’s hard for a brand to want to attach to somebody who might be kind of divisive in their consumer base.
“If I’m going to divide Coca-Cola, why would they want to talk to me?
“So the short answer is it’s been tough to connect with partnerships just because it’s kind of viewed as a ticking time bomb: ‘What is he doing to choose or say and how would that effect our consumer base?’
“It’s too much of a risk.
“I understand it on their side but it’s made it really hard to tie everything down.
“NASCAR and I are kind of in the same boat about what to do here, but I don’t think anyone has the right answer.
“The unfortunate part is it’s my name and my career that are at stake and the risk is high.
“If I do something wrong in this arena, my name as a driver falls off very fast.
“Even a career in NASCAR if I didn’t make it as a driver, trying to get another job in the community, I’m always going to be the ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ guy.
“I’m always going to be known for that and how I handled this situation.
“I don’t want it to just be the substitute for a cuss-word.
“I mean, if it’s making it more polite, then, by God, I guess, go ahead.
“This whole Talladega race win was supposed to be a celebration, and then it was supposed to be something that I was able to use to move up, and I really wanted to capitalize on that, but with this meme going viral, it was more of, I had to stay more silent, because everybody wanted it to go on to the political side.
“I’m about the racing side.
“The issue is, I don’t know enough about politics to really form a true opinion, so I really focus on racing,” he said.
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— Brandon Brown (@brandonbrown_68) December 20, 2021
The chant was born when a NASCAR crowd was clearly cheering “F*ck Joe Biden” when Brown won the race but the reporter tried to cover it up and say they are chanting “Let’s go Brandon.”
It has since spread as a wildly popular alternative critisim of Biden.
CALLER: “Merry Christmas and Lets Go Brandon:”
BIDEN: “Lets Go Brandon, I agree” pic.twitter.com/K8PpzceB3K
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) December 24, 2021