A little Italian restaurant in New Mexico named Paisano’s is taking some heat today after their distasteful push to sell a new menu item went viral.
Some marketing genius at the restaurant thought it would be a great idea to beat a mummified joke one last time. The restaurant was trying to inform their customers about a new tuna dish with black olive tapenade.
On the main sign in front of the restaurant, they put up the slogan, “Black Olives Matter,” and of course this went viral online. Paisano’s Facebook page was slammed with negative comments.
The owner of the restaurant told Fox News the following…
“People were calling us racist. Saying we were a white supremacist restaurant. Some got really derogatory and just started cursing me out.”
He claims he was not trying to start trouble. He was honestly just trying to push his new menu item, but it seems like he knew the idea would go viral after he posted it on Facebook.
He jumped on the attention fast and is now selling shirts and hats with the “black olives matter” slogan on them. And even though he’s still receiving some hate, Mr. Camuglia claims messages of support are also pouring in.
“People have filled the restaurant and told us to leave up the sign. That’s great, you know, because a lot of people make a living off working for this restaurant.”
Apparently people in New Mexico are easily impressed.
Source: Fox News