KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A Kalamazoo business owner says he made bad decisions regarding Nazi-related photos that recently resurfaced on social media after being taken several years ago, but that he isn't a white supremacist.
Aaron VanArsdale confirmed he is pictured in two photos that a Lansing man recently shared on Facebook. The post was shared more than 5,000 times as of Thursday.
One photo shows VanArsdale raising his hand in a Nazi salute, and the other photo shows a swastika drawn on his forehead.
The photos have resulted in messages calling VanArsdale a racist and a Nazi as well as calls to boycott his business, Craft Draft 2 Go.
VanArsdale's business was vandalized Wednesday. He's closing it for now.
VanArsdale says the photos were taken in humor but that he believes in equality.