Brett Favre was tricked into giving a shoutout to a white supremacist group using a new video app called Cameo. The NFL legend isn’t the only celebrity to be tricked by the group.
“Brett Favre here with a shoutout to the Handsome Truth and the GDL boys. You guys are patriots in my eyes. So keep waking them up and don’t let the small get you down. Keep fighting too and don’t ever forget the USS Liberty and the men and women who died on that day. God bless and take care.”
Both Andy Dick and Soulja Boy gave similar shoutouts, which include coded anti-Semitic statements.
Via Buzz Feed News:
A group of white supremacist YouTubers are using a new app to pay celebrities to create videos where they make coded anti-Semitic statements — and then the YouTubers use those recordings to promote hatred on the internet.
The videos were made using Cameo, where users can pay to have celebrities record a personalized message for them. Cameo launched in April 2018, and has become another platform that the far-right has seized upon in an attempt to legitimize racist messages — this time with seeming celebrity endorsements.
What won’t Favre do for money? This dude made how much playing in the NFL? He’s everywhere trying to make a dollar from Wrangler to CopperFit and that Sqor thing.
Take some time off and enjoy your retirement.