After the post was removed, another hatWRKS post from Friday said, “people are so outraged by my post? but are you outraged with the tyranny the world is experiencing? if you don’t understand what is happening, that is on you, not me.”
A group of demonstrators gathered outside the store Saturday morning with signs that read “No Nazis in Nashville” 과 “Nashville condemns hatWRKS,” according to video from WSMV.
“We’re here to protest hate and ignorance with regard to what she’s doing in selling yellow stars that are a symbol of the greatest atrocity the world has ever seen, which is the loss of 6 million human beings,” Nashville resident Ron Rivlin told WSMV on Saturday outside the hat store.
“I think I understand what she was trying to do, but the way she did it was just, she doesn’t understand how offensive it is to the Jewish community and to everybody,” Rivlin said.
“This is not about vaccine or anti-vaccine. People are free to make their own decisions,” Rivlin added. “Jews didn’t have a choice whether to wear that star or not. They were forced to wear that star and that led to their eventual death,” said Rivlin.
“It’s a terrible idea. It’s a terrible thing,” Roger Abramson, an attorney from Brentwood, 테네시, told WSMV.
“There’s no way you could reasonably associate choosing to go without vaccinations for Covid … and assuming that you’re in the same spot as a Jewish person in Nazi Germany,” Abramson said.
“나에게, it’s willful ignorance,” Abramson continued. “The information is out there. People are willfully ignoring facts, information and history because it doesn’t fit what they want to believe or it doesn’t fit some narrative they have.”
Rabbi Laurie Rice, of Congregation Micah in Brentwood, told WSMV on Friday that “using the yellow star or any Holocaust imagery for anything really is a disservice to the memory of the 6 million Jews who were systematically murdered during the Holocaust.”