September 23, 2015
A news station in Chicago has apologized after using an offensive graphic in a report Tuesday night about Yom Kippur.
The station, WGN News, accompanied a special Yom Kippur report with an image of a yellow badge the Nazis forced the Jews to wear during the 1940s.
The accidental Holocaust reference quickly gained attention.
Understandably, people were shocked and/or offended by the mistake:
@WGNNews There is NO way that was an accident for your story on Yom Kippur!! Shame on you!— Kevin Kyc (@KevinKyc) September 23, 2015
Turn on the TV to see a WGN news anchor apologizing for using a Nazi symbol in a story about Yom Kippur. How do you screw that up?— JD (@thejd44) September 23, 2015
"We are truly sorry for inadvertently using an offensive image in our Yom Kippur story," the station said on Facebook. "We apologize and deeply regret the error."
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Sooo.. someone's getting fired at WGN... pic.twitter.com/SrSt8arVCa— Mikaela (@mikaelajannae) September 23, 2015
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