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Celebrities Say They Inadvertently Recorded Messages For Anti-Semitic Group

nfl hall of fame quarterback brett favre speaks with reporters.

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By    |   Sunday, 02 December 2018 06:42 PM

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and other celebrities say they inadvertently recorded videos with coded anti-Semitic messages for the "Cameo" app, which gives fans the opportunity to pay for personalized videos from celebrities, The Hill reported on Sunday.

The Goyim Defense League (GDL), a group of white supremacists, paid for the videos of Favre, as well as rapper Soulja Boy and comedian Andy Dick, according to BuzzFeed News.

"Brett Favre here with a shoutout to the Handsome Truth and the GDL boys,” the NFL legend said in his video, which has since been removed. "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.”

"The small" is a reference to "small hats," a slur for yarmulkes worn by religious Jews, according to BuzzFeed.

The "USS Liberty" refers to Israel’s accidental firing on a U.S. ship it thought was Egyptian during the 1967 Six-Day War in which 34 Americans died but which anti-Semites often misconstrue to cast the Jewish state in a bad light. 

All three celebrities said they were duped into making the videos, thinking they were for fans or servicemen.

Favre, who received $500 for his video and said he thought it was for a veterans’ organization, plans to donate the fee "to Charities supporting their fight against hate and bigotry."

He emphasized that he was "distressed" to learn the video was for an anti-Semitic group.

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Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and other celebrities say they inadvertently recorded videos with coded anti-Semitic messages for the "Cameo" app, which gives fans the opportunity to pay for personalized videos from celebrities, The Hill reported on Sunday.The Goyim...
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