Our opinion on comedy around here is everything is open to mockery. Now whether or not the jokes are funny, that’s a different thing. But either everything can be mocked, or nothing can be mocked. Taking a slice of that advice, an Italian restaurant decided it would be funny to make “Black Olives Matter” sign to advertise itself.
Verdict for us? LOL. Verdict for leftists? OMG, HOW DARE YOU!
A sign outside an Albuquerque restaurant is creating a firestorm on social media.
Viewers started sending in pictures of the sign outside Paisano’s restaurant which read “Black Olives Matter” followed by “Try Our Tapenade.”
The reference to the Black Lives Matter movement is generating some very strong reactions, with many calling it offensive.
Firstly I want to point out the ambiguity of the words “strong reactions” and “many calling it offensive.” What’s a strong reaction? The urge to eat pizza? The urge to protest? Needing to drop a deuce? Also, how many is “many” who find it offensive? Seven? Two? Of course none of that matters. Reactions and people taking offense is stupid. It’s a sign, people. Like the owner says, it’s a sign about vegetables. Remember that when you publicly show “outrage.” It’s a vegetable.
Some say it’s trivializing the Black Lives Matter movement and have taken to Facebook, writing things like, “This is [expletive] disgusting and insensitive.” Another comment read, “Trivializing deaths, abuse and racism, Classy.”
But some people say the sign’s critics need to lighten up.
“I’m not offended by it, but it is tasteless,” said one woman who KOB showed the sign to.
Because of the heated backlash, the restaurant has removed phrase from the sign and the owner says he didn’t mean to offend anyone.
Okay, again I ask what’s “heated” backlash mean? People using bad words on social media? Our nation is a bunch of pansies. I would weep for the future, but then you wouldn’t be able to distinguish me from the other ninnies ruling the narrative.
“We put up what we thought was a cute play on words, which we do commonly here at the restaurant,” said Rick Camuglia. “We were trying to promote our pan-seared ahi tuna with a black olive tapenade relish. And so we put ‘black olives matter, try our tapenade.'”
A joke. It’s a play on words. About a vegetable. The owner probably took the sign down to save his business from overly sensitive crapweasels who might torch his business over “black olives matter.” Welcome to 2016.
The restraunt owner has since DOUBLED DOWN on the “outrage” this sign has stirred, and started his own merchandise line. Because capitalism, baby.
Of course Twitter had some opinions. Some good, some so freaking silly one wants to admit oneself to a loony asylum with the rest of the rational beings still occupying planet Earth. But some tweets were so funny we had to share.
*Checks to see what Twitter is offended by today*
"Black Olives Matter"
WELP. I HAD A FEELING TODAY WAS GONNA BE STUPID.
— Weenie Crevasse (@Sausage_Chasm) August 16, 2016
Actually, Twitter to its credit so far is at least having fun with it…
"Black Olives Matter" I just had to pic.twitter.com/m5QCxOYpIN
— Chris Zee (@ChriszeeebraZee) August 16, 2016
Black Olives Matter is against being shoved in cheap tin cans, while the privileged green olives get to live in nice glass jars.
— Eris Estelle (@75watt) August 16, 2016
What started as a peaceful protest for Black Olives Matter, turned violent when several Spanish Olives were stabbed. pic.twitter.com/gaXYyxTbvE
— RetroTrashTheatreCo! (@franzpoe) August 16, 2016
Green Olives are in jars while Black Olives by the millions, are incarcerated into CANS, never to see the light of day. BLACK OLIVES MATTER
— Tommy Webb (@thomcwebb) August 16, 2016
This Black Olives Matter sign is completely offensive and in poor taste (but like a tiny bit funny): https://t.co/LY86VsfVUq
— renee mitson (@ReneeMitson) August 5, 2016
Me: Black Olives Matter
Him: No. Olives Matter
Me: Green olives aren't the mfs getting mixed in with the cheese & peppers at the salad bar
— Devon (@D_3P0) July 29, 2016
Take it as seriously as you take Black Lives Matter in the first place.