American Airlines (AA) has been begging for forgiveness from the Twitter mob in the wake of a passenger throwing a tantrum on the platform over a pilot who had a “Let’s Go Brandon” sticker on his bag.
The pilot in question, who has not yet been identified by the airline, is now reported to be under investigation.
Dana Finley Morrison, a Missouri-based sorority and fraternity worker, was taking a flight from St. Lucia to Miami this past Saturday when she spotted the offending and horrible sticker and ran to social media. She directed the post first at the airline and made note of the “cowardly rhetoric on their crew luggage when they’re in uniform.”
“We are not the only passengers who noticed and were disgusted,” whined Morrison, as reported by the New York Post.
A comment came quickly from the AA official Twitter account, stating, “Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we want to get this to the right team. Please DM any additional details.”
The user went on to post what she claimed were direct messages with representatives for the airline, who assured her that her complaints had been forwarded to the proper authorities for internal review.
“We take this very seriously and have sent this over to crew leadership,” AA said in response to a direct message from the Twitter user who accused the pilot of displaying political propaganda supporting insurrection against the US government. “They will handle this internally after review. We assure you appropriate internal review will occur.”
The instant capitulation of the airline ended up drawing ire from another portion of Twitter.
“This pilot deserves a raise for dealing with entitled Karens while doing his job,” stated Christina Pushaw, the press secretary for Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. “Don’t fire your pilots for being conservative or criticizing Biden. We won’t have any pilots left. As if the thousands of flight cancellations aren’t enough already. @AmericanAir do the right thing.”
Don’t fire your pilots for being conservative or criticizing Biden. We won’t have any pilots left. As if the thousands of flight cancellations aren’t enough already. @AmericanAir do the right thing. https://t.co/OW1kS1KdV5
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 (@ChristinaPushaw) January 9, 2022
The message on the ‘offending’ sticker came to be when NASCAR driver Brandon Brown took a victory on October 2nd this past year, and Kelli Stavast, the NBC sports reporter, made a mistake and confused the crowd yelling “F*** Joe Biden” for “Let’s Go Brandon!”
After Old Uncle Joe was exposed to the phrase while on a Christmas eve call to parents and kids, NBC News made a bold declaration by calling it a “right-wing slur.” “President Joe Biden was subjected to a right-wing anti-Biden slur during a Christmas Eve call with NORAD’s Santa tracker,” claimed the network in a report posted online.
“Biden and the first lady were speaking with families around the country who had called into the North American Aerospace Defense Command to receive an update on Santa’s location when one parent ended the conversation by saying: ‘Let’s go Brandon.’ The president did not appear to recognize that the phrase is used by the right wing as a euphemism for ‘F*** Joe Biden,’ and responded: ‘Let’s go Brandon, I agree.’”