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Italian restaurant under scrutiny for selling ‘Black Olives Matter’ merchandise

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Italian restaurant under scrutiny for selling ‘Black Olives Matter’ merchandise

After an Italian restaurant in New Mexico came under fire for advertising “Black Olives Matter” specials at their eatery, they are facing backlash once again for now putting the offending phrase on tee shirts and other merchandise.

Paisano’s in Albuquerque is selling “black olives matter” shirts and hats, KOAT-TV reported Monday, after seeing the national headlines that the restaurant generated after they used the phrase to promote their tuna dish with black olive tapenade.

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The restaurant owner, Rick Camuglia, said that he had received calls from all over the world voicing support after the image of the “black olives matter” sign went viral: “It’s gone so viral. We’ve gotten calls from Australia, Spain, France, you name it.”

He then explained that people who visited the restaurant after the sign went viral wanted some kind of souvenir, which is what prompted him to make the merchandise.

“People have filled the restaurant and told us to leave up the sign,” Camuglia said. “That’s great, you know, because a lot of people make a living off working for this restaurant.”

 

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