Brett Favre 'sickened' as white supremacists fool him into regulating anti-Semitic denunciation in video

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre on Saturday explained how he was hoodwinked by white supremacists into regulating coded, anti-Semitic denunciation in a video.

In a matter posted to his Facebook page on Saturday, a ex-Green Bay Packers QB wrote that he had perceived a ask by a “Cameo” app to record what he believed was a summary of support for a veterans group. According to Cameo’s terms of service, users can buy personalized video messages from celebrities and athletes. Favre, who had to approve a message, receives $500 for any recording.

However, as Buzzfeed reported Friday, a ask to Favre was not from a veterans organisation though from white supremacist YouTubers who provided coded denunciation for a video that Favre recorded:

“Brett Favre here with a shout-out to a Handsome Truth and a GDL boys,” he said. “You guys are patriots in my eyes. So keep waking them adult and don’t let a tiny get we down. Keep fighting, too, and don’t ever forget a USS Liberty and a organisation and women who died on that day. God magnify and take care.”

Favre pronounced in his statement Saturday that a few days after creation a video, “I was unsettled to learn that a ask came from an anti-Semitic organisation that reposted my video with comments implying that we permitted their mission. Nothing could be serve from a truth.”

He combined that he was “sickened” by what these groups represent, and pronounced he is donating his $500 remuneration to charities that quarrel hatred and bigotry.

While Buzzfeed pronounced it had noticed a video — that was private by Cameo — a site chose not to post it. In a matter to Buzzfeed, Cameo said: “On or about Nov 22nd, Cameo talent perceived requests that seemed to be directed during ancillary a American military. After recording a videos Cameo schooled that a ask came from an anti-Semitic organisation and contained calm that could be interpreted as anti-Semitic.”

Cameo combined that it “immediately private a videos from a website, requested YouTube to mislay a calm and combined new filters to forestall this from function in a future.”

Messages left with Cameo by USA TODAY Sports had not been returned by Saturday afternoon.

Contact Nicole Poell during or on Twitter @NicolePoell.






















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