If you've never heard of the Cameo app, you're about to in a big way. Cameo allows anyone out there to pay for personalized videos by select celebrities associated with the app, but things got a bit out of hand this week with a request that went to former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre.
Favre was tricked into recording a video coded with white supremacist rhetoric. Unknowingly, the NFL legend now has his name and image attached to the disgusting views.
“Brett Favre here with a shoutout to the Handsome Truth and the GDL boys,” Favresaid in the video. “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.”
Again, the message is coded, meaning the supremacist values aren't so obvious in Favre's speech. Apparently, the "GDL" stands for Goyim Defense League, an anti-semitic hate group. The mentioning of "the small" is also a reference to Jews.
A group of white supremacist YouTubers are using a new app to pay celebrities like Brett Favre, Andy Dick, and Soulja Boy to create videos where they make coded anti-Semitic statements. https://t.co/im84JjMFhZ
Of course, an app where you can get celebrities to say almost anything you want was going to turn out bad eventually. In addition to Favre, actor Andy Dick and rapper Soulja Boy have also been tricked into creating videos with similar white supremacist rhetoric.
In this day and age, it's sad that we've still got such small-minded and hateful people out in the world and even worse that innocent people are being dragged into their realm.
Hopefully, Favre can completely disassociate himself from the hate he accidentally promoted.