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THIS RESTAURANT’S ‘JOKE’ T-SHIRT HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE CRYING RACISM

THIS RESTAURANT’S ‘JOKE’ T-SHIRT HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE CRYING RACISM

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Some say we are too sensitive as a country these days, and that may be true to a certain extent. However, when it comes to sensitive subject matter, perhaps that’s not such a bad thing. Just look at the following shirts being promoted by Albuquerque restaurant Paisano’s:

BLACK OLIVES MATTER

Too far? Um, yes! Absolutely. It’s hard to even debate it the other way as a rational, caring person. But that hasn’t stopped the restaurant’s owner Rick Camuglia from trying. According to an interview he had with KOB 4, not only is he not sorry for the joke, but basically he has no qualms about remaining blissfully ignorant on the matter, stating, “I think it shows an interesting state of affairs of where our country is that people, first of all, can be offended by a statement about a vegetable. Black olives matter, and it does matter in our tapenade.”

The latter part of Camuglia’s quote is referring to the first time he used the “Black Olives Matter” tagline to promote his menu back in July, when he plastered the tasteless slogan on a marquee, garnering similar backlash.

Like it or not, “Black Olives Matter” T-shirts and hats are now officially available on the Paisano’s website for $20 and $25 dollars, respectively. But respectfully on our end, you’ll have to look that link up on your own, as we don’t feel the need to advocate this marketing ploy to sell more tapenade.

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4 replies on “THIS RESTAURANT’S ‘JOKE’ T-SHIRT HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE CRYING RACISM”

Paisanos doesn’t have to be racist. That’s what police are for.

So… this site will gleefully exploit women as decorations, but somehow gets all princess about Black Lives Matter?

Intriguing!

Correction: We will gleefully exploit anyone as decorations, and reserve the right to get all princess about anything at anytime, depending on our moods and the shifting wind.
Truthfully I think the black olives matter was a great joke, and people who are too pc to get it, have a stick up their collective asses, but that is just me.
How’s that for intriguing?!

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