Sign at Italian restaurant stirs black and liberal outrage, boosts business

Sign at Italian restaurant stirs black and liberal outrage, boosts business
Image: KOB video screen grab

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.

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.

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