‘Black olives matter’ restaurant billboard sparks fury

Paisano’s Italian restaurant has since been criticised for having “poor taste” and been accused of hijacking social movements to increase profits.

The joke has been described as “insensitive” following nationwide outcry over recent fatal shootings of black men by police officers.

  • If you like Green Olives you’re a racist.

    • You beat me to it by 3 freakin’ minutes.

      • I ate racist olives last night!

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          I’m going to talk to the owner of this site about getting you banned for your racist racism toward olives of color.

        • Clink9

          Irish olives?

  • Mockery really is the most effective weapon.

    Well, other than a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Screw flying cars, I want one of them!

    • Exile1981

      think gigawatt range or up it to terrawats so you can use the laser to write your name on the moon.

      • That’s a quote from Terminator when he goes into the gun store.

        Power is really the issue with lasers. You need a portable nuclear plant to really make them work properly.

    • WalterBannon

      fine until the batter dies

  • Yusuf_al_Kafir


  • simus1

    Gangster loving organization that specializes in vile verbal threats plus incitement to murder has problem with mildest of mockery? Seems sort of islamic.

    • Doesn’t it though.

    • occupant 9

      Quit being accurate.

  • Gary

    They go through a period where the colour changes as they ripen , so they are really trans-Olives that matter.
    Oddly though, some self-identify as a Peach or Fig .

  • k2

    “There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam” – Ayatollah Khomeini; “there is no humor in progressivism. There is no fun in progressivism” – me

    • Clausewitz

      There is no fun in fundamentalism.

      • occupant 9

        Isn’t that ironic? It does suit the War on Irony that was precipitated alongside 911.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Well, black olives really do matter. I like them in my salads and they are highly nutritious.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Literacy. Not.Even.Once.

    • Black Lies Matter.

    • Linda1000

      So English is not their first language? For the life of me, I cannot understand the American Black lingo as I get about every third or fourth word and they speak too quickly. It’s much easier to understand to read it phonetically spelled. lol

  • eMan14

    I thought it was funny. Some people overreact soooo much.

    • WalterBannon

      nazis have no sense of humor

  • winterdog1

    What the hell wrong with them ALL OLIVES MATTER

    • Ego

      And all Susans too.

    • Clausewitz


      • occupant 9

        She’s my favourite reindeer.

        • Clausewitz

          Ah yes, Olive the other reindeer.

  • GrimmCreeper

    The enemies of fun.

  • Mal

    Oh man, that’s an outstanding bit! I hope they wind up generating a pile of business.
    I’m glad they didn’t apologise and hope that they never do. Never buy the “…an apology on this page, pinned, would go a long way.” BS. Once you apologise to the Borg they own you.

  • The Butterfly

    I’d eat there.