The store advertised the item in a now-deleted Instagram post showing the store's owner, Gigi Gaskins, smiling and wearing the star on her chest. The post mentioned that the stars cost $5.
Twitter users widely criticized the post as offensive, causing the store to respond via Instagram.
The shop's stars emerged in the same week that Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene made comparisons between the COVID-19 pandemic and the Holocaust. The Holocaust, which occurred from 1941 to 1945, involved Nazis killing roughly 6 million European Jews.
"Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi's forced Jewish people to wear a gold star," Greene tweeted on Tuesday. Greene has also compared face masks to the gold stars. Nazis forced Jews to wear the stars to stigmatize, humiliate, isolate and control them.