Chicago News Station Uses Nazi Symbol in Yom Kippur Segment [Picture]
Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday which is considered to be the holiest time of year for Jewish people. WGN-TV in Chicago was trying to honor that holiday by dedicating a segment to it, however it resulted in absolute failure.
As the news anchor was talking a graphic was shown by his head, supposed to be the Star of David, but instead was the badge Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis during the Holocaust!
A guy watching at that exact time caught the mistake and posted it on Twitter:
After realizing what they have done, WGN-TV issued an apology. Yesterday, the General Manager and News Director went live on air to address their mistake and ignorance.
Regrettably, we failed to recognize that the artwork we chose to accompany the story contained an offensive symbol. This was an unfortunate mistake. Ignorance is not an excuse. We are extremely embarrassed and we deeply apologize to our viewers and to the Jewish community for this mistake."