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Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:14 PM

Brett Favre duped by white supremacists into making anti-semitic conspiracy video

Source: MSN

A new video service called Cameo was launched in April 2018 with the intent of allowing celebrities to record short, personalized videos for fans. The service includes a stable of athletes with a wide range of varying relevance, all of whom you can hear say your name in exchange for a quick payment.

Those videos could be something like a personal greeting, a birthday shout-out or a holiday celebration. Apparently, they could also be a assortment of coded, anti-semitic language meant to validate white supremacists.

A report from Buzzfeed on Friday revealed that a group of white supremacist YouTubers have been using Cameo to dupe celebrities into endorsing racial messages and conspiracy theories. That group of celebrities reportedly includes comedian Andy Dick, rapper Soulja Boy and, most notably, Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre.
Brett Favre accidentally records video rife with anti-semitic language

For a fee of $500, Favre’s going rate on Cameo, two alt-right trolls reportedly submitted instructions for a video that were approved by Favre. The Hall of Fame quarterback then recorded himself saying the following:

“Brett Favre here with a shoutout to the Handsome Truth and the GDL boys,” Favre said in the shaky 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.”

While the text of that video might raise an eyebrow at first glance, it’s also not hard to see how Favre might have skimmed the instructions and not realized what he was doing.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/brett-favre-duped-by-white-supremacists-into-making-anti-semitic-conspiracy-video/ar-BBQkwid



Common Bret..start reading the fine print...

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Reply Brett Favre duped by white supremacists into making anti-semitic conspiracy video (Original post)
Maxheader Dec 2018 OP
Stuart G Dec 2018 #1
oberliner Dec 2018 #3
Stuart G Dec 2018 #4
oberliner Dec 2018 #5
oberliner Dec 2018 #2
rockfordfile Dec 2018 #6
oberliner Dec 2018 #7
rockfordfile Dec 2018 #13
oberliner Dec 2018 #15
xor Dec 2018 #10
BobTheSubgenius Dec 2018 #12
Still In Wisconsin Dec 2018 #8
AZ8theist Dec 2018 #9
alterfurz Dec 2018 #23
thbobby Dec 2018 #11
Maxheader Dec 2018 #16
oberliner Dec 2018 #17
Bradical79 Dec 2018 #25
oberliner Dec 2018 #28
Blue_Tires Dec 2018 #30
Bradical79 Dec 2018 #24
TlalocW Dec 2018 #14
salin Dec 2018 #18
dembotoz Dec 2018 #19
Tom Rinaldo Dec 2018 #20
Devil Child Dec 2018 #21
Maxheader Dec 2018 #22
WhoWoodaKnew Dec 2018 #29
dlk Dec 2018 #26
Wellstone ruled Dec 2018 #27

Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:23 PM

1. A site called "News Unit"..said it was a hoax...But it is not, I was wrong for posting that..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:32 PM

3. It's not a hoax

 

And that is a weird site.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:34 PM

4. Yes....I found out, just now, that it is not a hoax...I was wrong..I am very sorry.

I was spending more time to research this..when I found the truth..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:35 PM

5. No worries

 

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:30 PM

2. Here's his statement about it

 

On November 22, I received a request to record a shout-out supporting what appeared to be a U.S. veterans organization for Cameo, a company that enables consumers to book personalized video greetings from celebrities. I had previously fulfilled more than 50 of these requests without incident. Since I match service dogs with military veterans who have PTSD, I assumed that the request stemmed from my interest in veterans affairs and recorded the message.

A few days later, 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. I am therefore donating my $500 Cameo fee to Charities supporting their fight against hate and bigotry.

Like most Americans, I am sickened by what these groups stand for and concerned about their role in fueling today’s negative political climate. The Cameo request from this organization is a prime example of how these groups are misusing social media to promote their agenda. I thought I was creating a message to support the brave men and women of our military forces. Had I understood the source of the request, I never would have fulfilled it. All of us – myself included – need to be vigilant to protect this country from these dangers.

(from his FB page)

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Response to oberliner (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:35 PM

6. Don't buy it. Brett Favre clearly was in support. He just got caught being a racist.

He is connected to those un-American racists from that TV show in Louisiana.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:39 PM

7. Why would he apologize and donate the money to charity?

 

If he was in support, why wouldn't he stand behind the sentiment of the video?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 10:44 PM

13. Like I said don't buy it. Favre was a supporter of racist Thad Cochran.

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 11:19 PM

15. Maybe he is one of those "racist up to a point" types

 

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Response to rockfordfile (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 09:10 PM

10. What do you base this on?

As mentioned, he donated and apologized. If he had no problems with making this video and supported the message knowing it would get out, then why he back peddle and try say otherwise by apologizing and donating? What is the purpose of that? Has he ever said anything in the past to suggest he is antisemitic?

Reading that thing read, then only that stood out to me at first was the USS Liberty. I wouldn't be surprised if Bret Favre has no clue about the USS Liberty. Those names are not names I ever heard of, and the term "smalls" as a pejorative against jews totally new to me. I can totally see how someone can mistake that as being harmless. Although, I bet he'll be more careful and vigilant in the future if does any more of these.

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Response to xor (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 10:26 PM

12. That is my take on it exact ly.

I find it easy to believe that BF had never heard of the USS Liberty incident, given what his focus was at the time, and for some time after. And, like you, I had never heard of either the Handsome Truth or the GDL boys before I read them there. The "Liberty" incident would have caught my attention, trying to put myself in his place, but the other two, in and of themselves, would have given me no pause, except possibly mild curiousity.

Also "smalls," in my experience, is a not-that-strongly derogatory term for someone you are implying is inferior to you, or just inconsequential in general. Like "You're killin me, smalls."

I'm very inclined to believe his version of events.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 08:53 PM

8. Well, at least he doesn't text pictures of his junk to models/cheerleaders!

 

Oh, wait...

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 09:05 PM

9. What do you expect from a dumb jock? nt

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 02:14 PM

23. In his defense(?), Brett took a lot of heavy hits in his career...

..he's said to have CTE issues.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 10:12 PM

11. Wasn't Favre accused of being sexually inappropriate with a young girl

several years ago? I have fairly neutral feelings about him. Bits and pieces of him being a jerk. He may be, but so what. Jerks are dime a dozen and he is just an old jock.

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Response to thbobby (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 08:32 AM

16. Hate to see this incidence..Hopefully it won't have any affects


on legit armed service support causes...Favre? "Bits and pieces" is
how he has always appeal to me..

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Response to thbobby (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 09:00 AM

17. She was in her 20s - Jenn Sterger

 

She was on the receiving end of both suggestive voicemails and text messages from Favre, including lewd pictures.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 04:30 PM

25. Did the same thing to two part time Jets massage therapists

 

They sued when they got fired after complaining about it.

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Response to Bradical79 (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 09:55 PM

28. Yes - awful

 

Inexcusable behavior.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 12:37 PM

30. I liked the part where Sterger was so traumatized about that incident

that she did... ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!! She didn't complain to Jets management and she did not file a police report... Hell, she didn't even sell them to TMZ! She literally sat on those pics in complete silence for 24 months and *THEN* only when Favre (now on the Vikings) was coming to town did she crank up the outrage meter to 11 helped by her then-boyfriend who just happened to be the editor or whatever of Deadspin...

Yes, sexual harassment is bad, and while I'm not going to say it there's quite another term to describe this low-rent bullshit stunt Sterger pulled... But she got her little five minutes of fame so mission accomplished.

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Response to thbobby (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 04:28 PM

24. I don't remember a young girl, but there were three women

 

I do recall him sending pics and sexual messages to a sideline reporter, and later two part time massage therapists that were working for the Jets. You may be thinking of his teammate who had sex with a 16 year old girl at his own daughter's birthday party.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2018, 11:06 PM

14. Wow.. They got Andy Dick?

That's quite the coup.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 11:02 AM

18. This comment gave me my first laugh of the morning.

Thanks.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 12:54 PM

19. Admire the skill and not the man

He would endorse any thing if the money was right.
He used to have a management team.. appears he should have kept them

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:29 PM

20. "I am therefore donating my $500 Cameo fee" Gosh Brett, that's gonna set you back

The FULL $500? Wow. You're not even holding back a few dollars to cover your expenses?

That's putting your couch change where your mouth is.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 01:47 PM

21. Setting aside Favre and the shout out to the alt-righter racists

How is acknowledging the attack on the USS Liberty anti-Semitic or conspiratorial?

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 02:12 PM

22. You would need to read the link to


understand the somewhat vague rational behind that...

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 10:51 PM

29. I have no idea either.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 04:37 PM

26. In Favre's Defense, He Has Sustained Multiple Head Injuries from the NFL-As Any Long Term Player Has

This fact, alone, would certainly affect Favre's judgment. Addressing the consequences of closed-head injuries in the NFL is long overdue.

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Response to Maxheader (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2018, 06:00 PM

27. Brett is not the sharpest tool in the draw.

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