Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker canceled a fundraiser for the campaign that would be hosted by a filmmaker whose Twitter profile photo was a swastika form made of syringes in protest against vaccination warrants, reported New York Post.

“Herschel is a great friend of Israel and the Jewish community and opposes hatred and bigotry in all its forms,” ​​campaign spokesman Mallory Blount said after the fundraiser was canceled. funds Wednesday. “Despite the fact that the apparent intention behind the graphic was to condemn government vaccine mandates, the symbol used is very offensive and does not reflect the values ​​of Herschel Walker or his campaign.”

The fundraiser was scheduled to take place on Saturday at the home of film producer Bettina Sofia Viviano-Langlais in Dallas. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the first to report on Viviano-Langlais’ Twitter profile picture and at the time, Walker’s campaign described it as “clearly a mandatory anti-vaccination chart.”

After the story was published, the filmmaker changed the profile photo to a sign that read, “God Bless Texas.”

Images of a syringe swastika have been used to protest government vaccine mandates around the world.

Allison Padilla-Goodman, vice president of the South Division of the Anti-Defamation League, said: “Those who link the atrocities committed by the Nazis to modern public health policies must withdraw their shameless comparisons, shoulder their responsibilities and cease their exploitation of Jewish suffering as a political tactic ”, according to New York Post.

“We are happy to see that the fundraiser has been canceled and the host’s behaviors have been denounced as offensive,” she added.

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