— Marc Karlinsky (@MarcKarlinsky) September 23, 2015
WGN in Chicago has apologized for showing a Holocaust-era Jewish star to illustrate a story about holy day Yom Kippur.
Yes, they went there.
But the station claims it was just an accident.
“Last night we ran a story to recognize Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. The artwork chosen to accompany the story came from a graphics image bank. Regrettably, we failed to recognize that the image was an offensive Nazi symbol,” the station said in a statement.
“We are extremely embarrassed and we deeply apologize to our viewers and to the Jewish community for this mistake. Ignorance is not an excuse.”
WGN added they are “reviewing our in house policies and changes have already been made to make sure a hurtful oversight like this never happens again.”
“Thank you for your understanding. We promise to do better.”