Reporters and the liberal audience for the Daytime Emmy Awards show were apparently taken off guard when the founder of the #WalkAway campaign crashed the red carpet.
Brandon Straka boldly stepped up to a surprised pair of Hollywood reporters during a red carpet moment at the Daytime Emmys in Pasadena, California last weekend, taking over a minute of airtime to promote the movement which encourages people to “walk away” from the Democratic Party.
After an enthusiastic greeting and noting his “Walk Away” T-shirt, the reporters asked Straka to tell them about the movement, not realizing what they were setting him up to do.
“So I started something called the #WalkAway campaign as a former liberal and a former Democrat. It’s a social-political movement encouraging people to #WalkAway from the Democratic Party,” he said.
Conservative commentator David J. Harris Jr. shared the video on Twitter, commenting that “they weren’t prepared for this from my brother.”
They weren’t prepared for this from my brother @usminority at the red carpet event in Hollywood!
Got ‘em! ?#walkaway pic.twitter.com/dVbcfj5S1Q
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) May 5, 2019
“As we know in Hollywood, this is a very liberal place, a very liberal point of view, so I wanted to come today to represent a different point of view that you don’t often get, which is you don’t have to be a Democrat and you do not have to be a liberal,” Straka continued.
“You do you, boo,” the female reporter responded. “That’s all I’ve got to say to that.”
But Straka was not done, taking advantage of the camera time to call out the left-leaning, Hollywood entertainment industry.
“The good people in America who tune in every night to their television sets, they’re really only getting one point of view from Hollywood, which is oftentimes they hate the president, they hate conservative values,” he said, explaining he wanted to encourage people to have “diversity” of thought.
“If you want to be a Democrat, be a Democrat. But you don’t have to be,” Straka added, noting that conservatives in Hollywood feel they cannot be open about their views.
“People who support the president feel like they can’t have a voice or they’ll be blacklisted or ostracized,” he said. “We’re just here to say, listen, there are a lot of diverse political opinions in America.”
Before leaving the reporters, Straka was able to promote the #WalkAway campaign and website while showing off his T-shirt.
“The #WalkAway Campaign is a true grassroots movement, founded by former liberal, Brandon Straka, dedicated to providing a place to share #WalkAway testimonials and personal journeys to freedom,” the website for the campaign, which is dedicated to “debunking liberal media lies,” states.
Former members of the Democratic Party who have walked away share their stories on the site which was launched after a video by the gay New York hairdresser went viral last year.
Democrats leaving the Party in droves as #WalkAway campaign gains real momentum https://t.co/NmtSKIQIKa pic.twitter.com/fUSoAmjQOZ
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 2, 2018
The movement plans to celebrate its first anniversary with a series of events, including the screening of a “documonial” on leaving the Democratic Party and a rally in front of the White House later this month.
Straka promoted events and his appearance at the Hollywood award show.
Patriots, have you heard?!? #WalkAway has been making its mark in California all week! Catch up on all things #WalkAway in this Week in Review: https://t.co/ejg3m4Cexu
— Brandon Straka (@usminority) May 5, 2019
Hey Patriots! On my way to the Daytime Emmys. I’ll be walking the red carpet. Middle Americans, Conservatives, Trump Supporters have no voice at Awards Shows. That’s about to change? pic.twitter.com/cAw8qSoGnQ
— Brandon Straka (@usminority) May 5, 2019
Singer Joy Villa tweeted a shout out to Straka as the two of them “represent in Hollywood.”
Rocking the @DaytimeEmmys with my boo @usminority! What a gift to be able to invite my fellow patriot to join me as we represent in Hollywood! ❤️??❤️ my glam by @TheNicholeRay dress by @Desidesigns ??? #walkaway pic.twitter.com/RRIM3Ih29M
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) May 4, 2019
The conservative who has made bold fashion statements before was turning heads at the 2019 Daytime Emmys wearing a gown declaring “Pro-Life Is Pro-Woman.”
At the @DaytimeEmmys with my good friend designer Matteo Perrin both of us in green! I’m wearing a custom @Desidesigns dress! Featuring @savethestorks #prolifeisprowoman #DaytimeEmmyAwards2019 #DaytimeEmmyAwards pic.twitter.com/IgYpXlUoZ6
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) May 6, 2019
Straka’s bold red carpet move won him plenty of praise on Twitter.
@usminority did an amazing job getting his point out there! The reporters were respectful as well. Is Hollywood changing? Are they actually allowing a different point of view? Listen up @Alyssa_Milano @AlecBaldwin @chrissyteigen @chelseahandler This is how America works.
— Alicia Holman (@AliciaHRealtor) May 7, 2019
I’ve been to many red carpet events they can be very intimidating. What Brandon did takes determination he delivered the message perfectly! ??? #walkaway
— VeryProudAmerican (@agent325i) May 7, 2019
Bravo Brandon ?????????????
— (((Brenda Gettel))) (@Lady_Trucker90) May 7, 2019
You, sir, are a hero to many. It takes a lot of bravery to stand up to the Hollyweird mind-controlled liberal elites.
— Steve Dannely (@TheCryptoPapa) May 7, 2019
Watched the video & I have a strong feeling that the man holding the microphone is a closet Conservative who was grateful for Brandon’s unexpected appearance/speech.
— Sherrie (@SherCerLub) May 8, 2019
That was brave and beautiful. #WalkAway
— T-Covfefe (@MyPlace4U) May 5, 2019
“It’s all about love.” #ItsAllAboutLove
— Patricia Williamson Pepple (@pat_pepple) May 5, 2019
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