WGN swiftly apologized, saying they regrettably "failed to recognize" the offensive symbol, and are "extremely embarrassed." The following statement was issued on their website:
"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. 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."
Sounds like WGN needs to update their graphics image bank before Hanukkah starts! Check out the clip (below) to see the fail!