A few months ago, we told you about a new website called Cameo, where you can pay for a celebrity to record a special video message. Since the site launched, various people have paid musicians, athletes and YouTube stars for special birthday and holiday messages for friends. However, last week, Brett Farve was asked to record a message that he thought was for the military. Turns out, the message was actually for a hate group.
“Brett Favre here with a shoutout 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.”
Farve took to Facebook to apologize and express his disgust with the situation. He also promised to donate his fee for the video ($500) to charities that combat hate and bigotry.
Cameo released a statement via Facebook saying that they were making changes to their site to prevent this from happening in the future:
Farve is not the only celebrity that has been duped as actor/comedian Andy Dick, and rapper Soulja Boy were also tricked into recording anti-Semitic messages.