Southwest under fire after video surfaces purportedly showing pilot saying ‘Let’s go Brandon’

Social media buyers took to their keyboards Saturday to respond to a freshly surfaced video that purportedly displays a Southwest Airlines pilot concluding an announcement to travellers by indicating “Let’s go Brandon” over the plane’s intercom system.

It took place Friday early morning on a Southwest flight from Houston to Albuquerque, in accordance to an Linked Press journalist who explained she was on the flight.

A Southwest Airlines employee aids a passenger to test in at a counter at Ronald Reagan Washington Nationwide Airport Oct. 11, 2021 in Arlington, Va.  (Alex Wong/Getty Photographs / Getty Photographs)

“Until and except if @SouthwestAir fires its #LetsGoBrandon pilot I will never ever fly on that airline,” wrote actor/filmmaker Andy Ostroy.

“The news coverage of the ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ chant currently being repeated by a Southwest Airlines pilot provides to intellect other Trumpian factors that are permeating frequent lifestyle,” writer Sarah Posner wrote in a tweet.

“Vulgarity stand-in from ⁦@SouthwestAir cockpit,” wrote Washington Post editor Cathleen Decker, who joined to reporting from the AP.

A Southwest Airways plane can take off for flight.  (AP Picture/Wilfredo Lee / AP Images)

Will Bunch, an feeling columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, mocked Southwest in a tweet:

YouTube character Jim Heath claimed that Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly “has formally created @SouthwestAir the Trumpy airline.”

“Its pilots now giving the ‘f*ck you Biden’ or ‘let’s go Brandon’ GOP line throughout the flight,” Heath extra. “I have normally loved flying Southwest. Never approach on accomplishing it ever again.”

Southwest Airlines pilots perform a examine in a 737 plane prior to a flight at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Washington. (AP Photograph/Mike Stewart / Getty Photographs)

In a assertion to Fox News, Southwest Airways mentioned it “takes satisfaction in supplying a welcoming, relaxed, and respectful natural environment for the thousands and thousands of Prospects who fly with the airline each year and behavior from any person that is divisive or offensive will not be tolerated.”

The phrase “Let’s go Brandon” went viral after an interview earlier this thirty day period with race motor vehicle driver Brandon Brown following his victory in a NASCAR Xfinity Sequence race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. In a post-race interview, chants of “F— Joe Biden” could be listened to from the crowd. But the reporter interviewing Brown claimed that the crowd was chanting “Let’s go Brandon.”