A new challenge has taken off on TikTok where users perform skits to a song born out of a gaffe-turned-meme with the phrase “Let’s go Brandon” serving as a euphemism for “F-ck Joe Biden.”
The song, titled, “Let’s Go Brandon,” was released by singer Loza Alexander on the video-sharing platform and based on an NBC Sports reporter’s mistake at an Oct. 2 NASCAR race. While fans chanted “F-ck Joe Biden” from the stands, the reporter, interviewing Xfinity Series driver Brandon Brown, congratulated him on his first win with a reference to the crowd’s post-race chant she repeated as, “Let’s go Brandon.” The reporter was apparently oblivious to what’s become a popular chant at large events.
“As you can hear the chants from the crowd, ‘Let’s go Brandon,'” she said, as stadium fans clearly chanted “F-ck Joe Biden.”
Alexander’s song, which topped the charts as No. 1 on Apple Music’s hip-hop/rap genre and No. 2 across all music Wednesday, has now been adopted by conservative TikTok users as an anthem to vent their dissatisfaction with the current president. The song trended at No. 12 on YouTube Wednesday afternoon.
Posts with the hashtag “letsgobrandonchallenge” on TikTok have racked up more than 1.4 million views as of this writing.
Chants of “F-ck Joe Biden” became popular in late summer as President Biden’s approval plummeted to net-negatives by late August, according to the RealClear aggregate. Americans disenchanted by a botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, heightened inflation, and rising gas prices with an energy crisis on the horizon this winter have used the phrase to air their grievances in a collective chorus at stadium football games and other large events.