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Tina Turner mural defaced with swastika at Asheville record store

The owner of the store said it is "a widely inclusive, safe space" and that "hate speech will get you out the door."
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US singer Tina Turner poses prior the Emporio Armani Fall-Winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear collection on February 26, 2011 during the Women's fashion week in Milan. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE (Photo credit should read GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — 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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