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The hat shop that sold anti-Vaxx Nazi Star patches was also published by Capitol Riots

ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP via Getty Images The owner of a Nashville hat store who sparked an outcry online for selling gold star-shaped patches labeled ‘NOT VACCINATED’ appears to have witnessed the January 6 riots in the U.S. capital, according to reports from Gi Gaskins, 60, owner of hatWRKS hat store, stoked backlash this week when she posted a photo of herself on Instagram wearing the patch, which recalled the golden stars that the Jews were obliged to wear. during the Holocaust. The post was eventually deleted and replaced with a text article asking why so many people were upset by the image but not by “the tyranny the world knows”. “There is a historical parallel with fascism [sic] to draw, ”reads a second follow-up article. “We can only fight not to relive history.” I am a rational Jewish person. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Nut. The hatworksnashville account is filled with posts criticizing the COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask and President Joe Biden. On December 15, the day after the Electoral College ruled Biden the winner of the presidential election, the transcript ominously warned that “the election is not over and the war has begun.” Three weeks later, on January 4, the story read: Safe travel for anyone coming to Washington. we write history. There is no Instagram post of the day of the riots, but a photo released two days later appears to show pro-Trump crowds gathered in the capital. “Welcome to Communist America. they keep taking that photo, ”the caption read, indicating that the photo may have been posted earlier and deleted. In a comment, the account added, “Yes, I took this photo and I was proud to be there!” The person posting from the account does not identify themselves, but appears to be Gaskins, who owns and operates the store. Posts are often written in the first person, including stories about “when I opened [the store]. Gaskins did not respond to text messages and emails seeking comment. His name does not appear in the Justice Department’s database of more than 400 people charged in connection with the riots. The star patch photo generated thousands of comments and spawned the #HateWorks hashtag before it was removed. On Saturday, a group of protesters gathered outside the store with signs reading “No Nazis in Nashville” and “Proud Jew,” according to photos captured by local news station WKRN. Several hat companies whose hatWRKS products sell have said they are aware of the situation and are investigating how to respond. The photo was released on the same day of 50 Holocaust survivors who volunteered at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum wrote an open letter asking Americans not to compare “It is deeply painful for us to see our personal history – the systematic destruction of our families and communities and the murder of six million men, women and men. ‘Jewish children – exploited in this way,’ they wrote. “What we have survived must be remembered, studied and learned, but never misused.” For more, check out The Daily Beast. Do you have any advice? Send it to The Daily Beast here Get our best stories delivered to your inbox every day. Beast Daily Subscription: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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