Tina Turner mural defaced at North Carolina record store

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Arieh Samson – used with permission

ASHEVILLE, NC. (AP) – Employees at a record store in North Carolina say a mural of pop star Tina Turner has been defaced with a red swastika.

The Citizen Times reported Thursday that the mural is outside Static Age Records in downtown Asheville.

Store owner Jesse McSwain said someone unconnected to the store covered the mural with a sheet before he could address the situation.

Static Age called police and the Southern Poverty Law Center. McSwain said his store is “a widely inclusive, safe space” and that “hate speech will get you out the door.”

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