Michigan taproom closes amid allegations of owner's Nazi ties

- 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.

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