A Kansas newspaper published a cartoon likening the state governor's compulsory face-mask order to the HolocaustGet the Full StoryKansas Gov. Laura Kelly introduced an executive order on Friday, mandating most people in the state to wear face masks to protect against the coronavirus.
That same day, local newspaper The Anderson County Review published a cartoon depicting Kelly in a mask emblazoned with a Star of David, before a scene appearing to show Jewish people being deported to Nazi concentration camps.
The paper's owner Dane Hicks is the chairman of the Anderson County Republican Party.
Despite widespread criticism of the image, Hicks refused to apologize and called Kelly's actions "totalitarian."
Mask-wearing has become politically divisive. Those against wearing face masks have skewed right believing they threaten individual freedom.
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A Kansas newspaper likened the state governor's compulsory face-mask order to the Holocaust with a cartoon, captioned: "Step onto the cattle car."
The Anderson County Review published a cartoon depicting Gov. Laura Kelly wearing a protective face mask emblazoned with a Star of David, against a scene showing women and children being forced onto a railway wagon. It is a clear reference to Nazi Germany deporting Jewish people to death camps where millions were murdered.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 2 truths and a lie about the coronavirus about social distancing, mutations, and death ratesSee Also:Meet Mary Trump, the president's niece who is a life coach, apparent Hillary Clinton fan, and has written a scathing tell-all about her uncleNative American protesters blocked the road leading up to Mount Rushmore and faced off with the National Guard in the hours before Trump's fiery speechEU diplomats say they barely considered letting US residents in for Europe's reopening: The country 'was never going to make it'
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