Tom Brady Blames Media for Taking Netflix Massage Parlor Cameo Out of Context

Ryan Hannable
October 19, 2019 - 2:46 pm

FOXBOROUGH -- Tom Brady is not pleased with the reaction from his appearance in Netflix’s “Living With Yourself.”

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The Patriots quarterback was in a scene where he was walking out of a massage parlor (“Top Happy Spa”), which many took as taking a shot at Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The context for the scene is Brady was being cloned and the massage parlor was used as a front for the facility.

The Patriots quarterback was in a scene where he was walking out of a massage parlor (“Top Happy Spa”), which many took as taking a shot at Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The context for the scene is Brady was being cloned and the massage parlor was used as a front for the facility.

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Speaking at his locker Saturday, Brady was noticeably agitated and said the media is at fault for taking the clip out of context.

Here is the complete Q&A:

Reporter: I want to ask you about this video that is making the rounds on Twitter — walking out of a massage parlor with a big grin on your face — what were you thinking?

Brady: “That is not what that was about. I think that was taken out of context, just like you are taking it out of context and trying to make it a story for yourself, which has a negative connotation to it, which I don’t appreciate. It was meant to be something different than that. The fact that it is a distraction and you’re bringing it up is not something I want to be talking about.”

Reporter: It isn’t just me. USA Today says ‘Patriots QB Tom Brady spoofs Robert Kraft with a cameo at a massage parlor.’ It is not —

Brady: “I think it is again, I think it is this type of media atmosphere that you create. The blame, shame media atmosphere that has kind of percolated for a while. I think there are a lot of things that are said that are taken out of context that (the media) chooses to make a headline out of, as opposed to understanding what it is actually about. Have you seen it?"

Reporter: I have seen the clip and I understand the background of it. I understand the context.

Brady: “OK, so it wasn’t about that, except you want to try and use something and use it to take it out of context. Is that what you choose to do in the media?”

Reporter: When did you shoot it? If you shot it in the last year, wouldn’t you know it might be construed that way?

Brady: “No. It was shot on a green screen. It was agreed to a year ago. It was written four years ago. I think again, it’s unfortunate that people would choose to think I would do something like that about Mr. Kraft. I think that is a very bad assessment of my relationship with him. I would never do that.”

Reporter: Since it came out, have you explained that to him?

Brady: “I think everybody knows what our relationship is about. For 20 years, it’s nothing but love and respect. I’ve been through a lot of tough things with him, and I love him dearly. I sympathize with a lot of things that he’s gone through in his life. I empathize with a lot of people that get taken advantage of and used. I understand that that is just what we’re living in.”

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