Numerous celebs have been tricked by white supremacists on the Cameo app into thinking they’re saying a message for positive organizations all while getting paid. Soulja Boy and even Brett Favre were on the wrong end of this. Favre got fooled by these anti-Semitic white supremacists from YouTube to spread hateful language. Favre received $500.
Favre thought his message to send was for a veteran’s group, according to Buzzfeed. Favre shouted out the “Handsome Truth and the GDL boys.”
“Brett Favre here with a shout-out 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.”
Favre has now released a statement regarding the incident. He’s disgusted by how he was tricked and is now donating $500 to charities that fight against bigotry.
“I was distressed to learn that the request came from an anti-Semitic group that reposted my video with comments implying that I endorsed their mission. Nothing could be further from the truth.” (via USA Today)
Hopefully more celebs look into this before posting these endorsements on Cameo. Salute to Favre on condeming his hate group.