Over the weekend, a Nashville hat store apologized after a huge in-person and online backlash to their reported sale of yellow “Not Vaccinated” patches which mimicked the Star of David patches used by Nazi Germany to categorize Jews during the Holocaust.
Screenshot of a now-removed post from hatWRKS Nashville. Store owner (pictured) didn’t want to talk, and told us to leave her property. We’re talking to synagogue leaders tonight on FOX17 News at 9. pic.twitter.com/Di79WwB9mq
— Rachel Tiede (@RMTiede) May 28, 2021
The Nashville store, hatWRKS, owned by Gigi Gaskins, issued an apology on Instagram.
“In NO WAY did I intend to trivialize the Star of David or disrespect what happened to millions of people,” Gaskins wrote in her apology Instagram post. “That is not who I am & what I stand for. My intent was not to exploit or make a profit. My hope was to share my genuine concern & fear, and to do all that I can to make sure