A number of celebrities were tricked by a group of white supremacists into making videos that included coded anti-Semitic messages. The videos were made using Cameo, where users pay celebrities to record personalized messages. Quarterback Brett Favre, actor Andy Dick and rapper Soulja Boy recorded messages at the request of the white supremacist group.
In a 30-second message, Favre told the group, “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” refers to small hats, a slur for yarmulkes. The USS Liberty is a U.S. ship that was fired upon by Israeli forces during the Six-Day War when Israel mistook it for an Egyptian ship.
In a post on Facebook, Favre said he thought he was making a video in support of U.S. troops.
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