Nashville store is slammed for selling ‘Not Vaccinated’ yellow stars

A Tennessee hat shop has been slammed on social media for selling stick-on yellow stars featuring the words ‘Not Vaccinated’. 

HatWRKS in Nashville announced that the items were on sale Saturday in a post shared to Instagram. 

‘Patches are here!! They turned out great. $5ea. Strong adhesive back… we’ll be offering trucker caps soon,’ the post – which has since been deleted – read. 

The products are modelled on the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe during the 1930s and 40s. Those yellow stars were used to identify, isolate and humiliate Jewish people. 

The ‘Not Vaccinated’ stars appear to have been inspired by a recent reference Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene made comparing Covid-19 guidelines to the Holocaust. 

‘Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star,’ Taylor Greene wrote on Twitter earlier this week.

HatWRKS has now been blasted by a number of public figures on both the left and the right. 

HatWRKS in Nashville has been slammed on social media for selling stick-on yellow stars featuring the words 'Not Vaccinated'

HatWRKS in Nashville has been slammed on social media for selling stick-on yellow stars featuring the words 'Not Vaccinated'

HatWRKS in Nashville has been slammed on social media for selling stick-on yellow stars featuring the words ‘Not Vaccinated’

‘I am ashamed to know that I’ve given these people business in the past; I’ve sent people there. This is vile and repulsive. They trumpet that they’re proud to ‘Stand Up Against Tyranny’ Well, I am proud to say GO F**K YOURSELF. I’ll purchase my chapeaus elsewhere,’ actor W. Earl Brown wrote. 

Republican commentator Ana Navarro concurred, writing: ‘I could not believe this could be for real. I like to think such stupidity, insensitivity and ignorance in America cannot be commonplace. It’s real.’

Elsewhere, former Senior Advisor to Donald Trump, AJ Delgado, said that the products were ‘beyond disgusting’. 

Ivo Daalder, the former US Ambassador to NATO, wrote: ‘As a young school girl in Holland, my mother was forced to wear a yellow star by the Nazis to identify her as a Jew. It’s beyond grotesque to sell this evil symbol to proclaim one’s not vaccinated. Where does this end?’

HatWRKS has now been blasted by a number of public figures on both the left and the right

HatWRKS has now been blasted by a number of public figures on both the left and the right

HatWRKS has now been blasted by a number of public figures on both the left and the right

The products are modelled on the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe during the 1930s and 40s. Those yellow stars were used to identify, isolate and humiliate Jewish people

The products are modelled on the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe during the 1930s and 40s. Those yellow stars were used to identify, isolate and humiliate Jewish people

The products are modelled on the yellow stars Jews were forced to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe during the 1930s and 40s. Those yellow stars were used to identify, isolate and humiliate Jewish people

The controversy comes after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was roundly condemned for comparing the discrimination unvaccinated people face to the discrimination Jews experienced in Nazi-controlled Europe. 

Earlier this week, she tweeted: ‘Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star. Vaccine passports & mask mandates create discrimination against unvaxxed people who trust their immune systems to a virus that is 99% survivable.’ 

Attached to the tweet was a news article about Food City supermarkets dropping mask requirements for vaccinated workers.

Greene said it was a slippery slope to require some sort of identification on whether a person is vaccinated against coronavirus or not.

The Georgia representative also tweeted: ‘Pretty soon it will be.. ‘We only hire vaccinated people, show your vax papers.’ ‘We only admit vaccinated students, show your vax papers.’ ‘These bathrooms are only for vaccinated people, show your vax papers.’ 

‘Then…..scan your bar code or swipe your chip on your arm,’ she predicted. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was roundly condemned for comparing the discrimination unvaccinated people face to the discrimination Jews experienced in Nazi-controlled Europe

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was roundly condemned for comparing the discrimination unvaccinated people face to the discrimination Jews experienced in Nazi-controlled Europe

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was roundly condemned for comparing the discrimination unvaccinated people face to the discrimination Jews experienced in Nazi-controlled Europe

During Senate floor remarks on Tuesday, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer also lashed out against Greene.

‘This morning, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican congresswoman from Georgia, once again, compared preparations taken against COVID to the Holocaust,’ Schumer, who is Jewish, said.

‘These are sickening, reprehensible comments,’ he added, ‘and she should stop this vile language immediately.’ 

Greene defended her comparison of Covid restrictions to Nazi Germany by claiming ‘any ration Jewish person’ doesn’t like either.

‘I think any rational Jewish person didn’t like what happened in Nazi Germany and any rational Jewish person doesn’t like what’s happening with overbearing mask mandates and overbearing vaccine policies,’ Greene told Arizona TV outlet 12 News. 

Greene shared  a story of how vaccinated employees at a grocery store will wear a logo which she said was 'just like the Nazi's forced Jewish people to wear the gold star'

Greene shared  a story of how vaccinated employees at a grocery store will wear a logo which she said was 'just like the Nazi's forced Jewish people to wear the gold star'

Greene shared  a story of how vaccinated employees at a grocery store will wear a logo which she said was ‘just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear the gold star’

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