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Tiverton restaurant receives backlash for Anne Frank social media post


This post has since been deleted by the Atlantic Sports Bar and Restaurant.

TIVERTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A Tiverton restaurant has received backlash for a since-deleted social media post on Friday.

The Atlantic Sports and Bar located on Shove Street posted a meme talking about the recent heat wave in the region, with a picture showing Anne Frank.

The Facebook photo had a picture of Anne Frank with the caption “It’s Hotter than an oven out there…. And I should know!” with an “#Ohboy” to go along with it.

People quickly scrutinized the post and posted screenshots on social media.

ABC 6 News spoke to an employee who said that the employee that posted the meme was unaware that the person in the photo was Anne Frank and soon quickly deleted the picture when they realized.

Anne Frank was a Jewish teenager who died during the Holocaust. Frank’s book “The Diary of Anne Frank” went on to become one of the most recognized story in history, recounting hiding in an attic with her family before being sent to a concentration camp.

The bodies of Jewish people who were killed during that time were cremated in ovens.





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