MGM Northfield Casino in Ohio is changing the uniforms for its security guards after they received a complaint that the uniforms reminded an Ohio woman of the Holocaust.
June Scharf told the casino that the combination of the star on the uniform shirts and yellow background are "straight out of Germany."
The shirts feature a six-pointed star. Nazi Germany forced Jews to wear identifying badges in 1939, according to CNN. Those badges were often yellow and in the shape of the Star of David with the word "Jew" in the middle.
Scharf reportedly tried to contact MGM Resorts International directly with her complaint with no success. That's when she contacted The Cleveland Jewish News. They brought it to the attention of MGM.
The same uniform is worn by security guards at several of the company's properties, including in Las Vegas.
MGM Resorts has issued the following statement:
We appreciate this being brought to our attention and will begin the process of changing the badges on the uniforms in question. We regret anyone was offended – it was certainly not our intention. We are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcome on our properties. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of our company’s values.
It is unknown how long it will take to get new uniforms.