After posting a photo of fellow high-schoolers doing a Nazi salute, two teenagers are getting thank yous from across the world for standing up against the hateful rhetoric.
Kaitlyn Turner and Joey Sable, who are Jewish, took screenshots of a photo posted by high-schoolers at a party in Newport Beach, California. The photo shows the crowd giving the Sieg Heil salute and posing in front of beer cups lined up in the shape of a swastika.
"I just don't understand what's funny about the Holocaust. ... It's making a joke out of over 6 million people dying," Turner said. "I realized that it's our job to educate them and make them realize how hurtful their actions were that night."
Turner and Sable's outrage triggered a viral international response. Thousands have thanked the teens for calling out the hateful actions. Sable said he has even received messages from England, Australia and Israel.
It is the latest in a series of anti-Semitic incidents involving students.
Earlier this year, two students near Minneapolis raised their hands in a Nazi salute while holding dance invitations that read, "Sweethearts would be a Hit(ler) with you, and I could Nazi myself going with anyone else. Be Mein?"