A hat shop located in Nashville, Tennessee, is drawing strong criticism online for daring to sell wearable Stars of David that read “NOT VACCINATED.”
The company, Hatworks, according to The New Civil Rights Movement, spells its name “hatWRKS” and began posting images of the patches on various social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, with the following message:
“patches are here!! they turned out great. $5ea. string adhesive back …. we’ll be offering trucker caps soon.”
When criticism of the patches started, the store posted a response:
“In all text on a yellow background, it asks if the people ‘who are so outraged by my post…are outraged by the tyranny the world is experiencing?'”
Apparently, the “tyranny” the store is referring to involves wearing a protective mask to help slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus and urging Americans to get vaccinated so the United States can reach herd immunity and put the virus behind us after the previous president, Donald Trump, repeatedly failed to get the disease under control.
Oh, and Hatworks added this to its online reply to criticism of the patches:
“offering silence & compliance … is the worst crime.” “i will delete your disgust and hope you put it where it belongs.”
The Star of David patches being sold for five bucks a pop also appear to be a sick commentary (and tacit support) of a comparison made by QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who compared mask mandates in the House of Representatives to the Holocaust. 6 million Jews perished in Nazi death camps between 1941 and 1945.
It didn’t take long before the internet lit up with anger and derision for what Hatworks was doing:
What the deep-fried fuck is this? https://t.co/URemv9Fsf3
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 28, 2021
I’m at a loss for words.
There. That works. https://t.co/xelSWvlfnB
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) May 28, 2021
Sometimes, we really have to come to the conclusion that some of our fellow citizens are just bad people. https://t.co/kUfktk5pxR
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) May 28, 2021
What in the actual Fuck? I live in Nashville and this is horrific on a human level. The yellow star was a way of dehumanizing The Jewish people. It’s repulsive. What can be done? #Antisemitism #hatwrks #repulsive
— Jason McClary (@mrkaplanmusic) May 28, 2021
BOYCOTT @hatwrks – they sell yellow Jewish stars (as was used in the actual holocaust to identify and exterminate millions) bc it represents their freedom from wearing a surgical mask to prevent further deaths after 580,000 Americans died.
— Gayle Dourn Plantz (@plantz3610) May 28, 2021
The shop hatWRKS (Hatworks) in Nashville proudly sells yellow stars w/ the words “Not Vaccinated”…
My grandparents’ entire families were killed in the Holocaust. Their bodies incinerated. That’s 𝙉𝙊𝙏𝙃𝙄𝙉𝙂 like COVID precautions.
HOW MANY TIMES MUST WE DO THIS?? pic.twitter.com/4TRKWH3M00
— Jake Lobin (@JakeLobin) May 28, 2021
Here’s hoping Hatworks is out of business and bankrupt very soon.
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