Chicago TV station apologizes for illustrating Yom Kippur with badge Nazis used to identify Jews Mistake was made by WGN on Tuesday when image appeared on screen Graphic featured a yellow star with the word 'Jude' imprinted in the center Was symbol Third Reich officials forced Jews to wear in the 1930s and 40s Station later realized their mistake and said they 'deeply regret the error' Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year for Jews By Wills Robinson For *********.com Published: 19:42 GMT, 23 September 2015 | Updated: 21:23 GMT, 23 September 2015 http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/09/23/20/2CAFDB2F00000578-0-image-m-38_1443036075468.jpg Offensive gaffe: Chicago TV station WGN has apologized after it used a star the Nazis forced Jews to wear on their clothes during the Holocaust to portray a story about Yom Kippur A Chicago TV station has apologized after it used a star the Nazis forced Jews to wear on their clothes during the Holocaust to portray a story about Yom Kippur. The gaffe by WGN was made on Tuesday night when the offensive image appeared on the screen behind anchor Tom Negovan. The graphic featured a yellow Star of David imprinted with the word 'Jude' that was used to recognize Jews during the 1930s and early 1940s. Mark Larkinsky, an editor at Chicago Lawyer magazine, quickly took notice and called the station out. He wrote on Twitter: Holy c**p, this is your stock photo for a Jewish holiday?? Nobody thought that's a bad choice of photo?' Adam Caudill was one of the many social media users to also share his shock. He wrote: 'It's amazing how quickly people lose historical context - they may have had no idea what that is. Sad.' Andi Edwards added: 'Seriously poor choice for their day of atonement. What idiot suggested that?!' Following a backlash on Twitter, the station's management realized their error and apologized. The station later tweeted: 'We are truly sorry for inadvertently using an offensive image in our Yom Kippur story. We apologize and deeply regret the error.' They then released a full statement on their website which read: '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. http://i.***************/i/pix/2015/09/23/20/2CAFB72600000578-0-Following_a_backlash_on_Twitter_the_station_s_management_realize-a-40_1443036691850.jpg Response: Following a backlash on Twitter, the station's management realized their error and apologized 'We are extremely embarrassed and we deeply apologize to our viewers and to the Jewish community for this mistake. 'Ignorance is not an excuse. 'Please know we 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.' Larkinsky, who initially noticed the slip-up, then gave credit to the speed of WGN's apology. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for Jews. The day's themes are repentance and forgiveness. Jews around the world traditionally spend the day fasting and in intensive prayer, often participating in religious services for most of the day.