A prominent Italian political personality tweeted an edited image of a Star of David which appeared to represent an identification badge, akin to those used in Nazi-era Germany, for individuals who would choose to abstain from the COVID-19 vaccination.
Francesca Donato sent the tweet on 31st December 2020.
Ms Donato was elected as a member of the European Parliament for the League political party in 2019 and currently participates in the Democracy and Identity group in the Parliament. She is also the President of Eurexit, an Italian eurosceptic think tank.
The tweet, which received significant backlash, was captioned: “We started from #everthingwillbealright and we have come to the point where they propose stuff like this” in reference to the perceived stigmatisation of ‘anti-vaxxers’.
Following public outcry across several of her social media platforms, the tweet was deleted. Ms Donato has not commented upon the recent incident.