A badge of shame, also a symbol
of shame, mark of shame, or simply
a stigma, is typically a distinctive symbol
required to be worn
by a specific group
or an individual for the purpose of public humiliation or persecution.
Ex. 1: Hitler made the Jewish
a 'mark of shame,' the yellow star.
Ex. 2: The STD called
Syphilis leaves a mark of shame, such
as sores on the lip.