A TV station used a Nazi image to illustrate a story about Yom Kippur. Yes, really

Jewish people celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism, on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, someone at WGN-TV Chicago decided the best way to illustrate a report about the celebration was with a Nazi symbol from the Holocaust.

Producers at the station failed to recognise that the Star of David with 'Jude' written in the centre was a badge Jews were forced to wear under the Nazis in the 1930s and 40s.

And no editor noticed, either, so the offensive image ended up being broadcast during the live evening newscast:

WGN general manager Greg Easterly and news director Jennifer Lyons issued an apology on Wednesday in which they said "we promise to do better":

We failed to recognise 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 apologise to our viewers and to the Jewish community for this mistake.

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