Hall of Famer quarterback Brett Favre said Saturday he was led by white supremacists to use an encrypted, anti-Semitic language in a video.
However, as Buzzfeed reported on Friday, the request to Favre came not from a veteran group, but from white Supremacist YouTubers who provided language encoded for the video recorded by Favre
"Brett Favre here with an exclamation to the Handsome Truth and the GDL guys, "he said. "You are patriots in my eyes. So wake her up and do not let the little one put her down. Keep fighting and never forget the USS Liberty and the men and women who died that day. God bless and take care of you. "
Favre said in his statement Saturday that a few days after the video was made," I was concerned to hear that the request came from an anti-Semitic group that had commented on my video, suggesting that it was me reaffirmed their mission, "Nothing could be further from the truth."
He added that he "suffers from" what these groups represent, and said that he is donating his $ 500 payment to charities, to fight hatred and bigotry.
Buzzfeed claimed to have watched the video removed from Cameo. The website decided not to post it. In a statement to Buzzfeed, Cameo said, "On or about November 22, Cameo's talent received requests to support the American military, and after receiving the video, Cameo learned that the request came from an anti-Semitic group and contained content could be interpreted as anti-Semitic. "
Cameo added that" the videos were immediately removed from the site, YouTube requested to remove the content, and new filters were created to prevent this in the future. "
Messages Cameo USA TODAY Sports had not returned until Saturday afternoon.
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