Mr. T Drawing Gets Paul Maybury Fired from Whole Foods

It was pretty difficult resisting the obvious “I pity the fool” headline pun, but artist Paul Mayburry was fired from his job from Whole Foods after a vegan complained on the below drawing he did to promote boneless sirloin steaks.

“This is the sign that more or less got me pushed out of Wholefoods,” he writes. “I apparently offended a lot of people with it. One older white lady didn’t like the angry black man yelling at her. And a Vegan didn’t like that Mr. T. pitied her because she wouldn’t eat meat.”

Maybury has since gone on to create illustrations or Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, Ubisoft, Metro, Image, Criterion and Mirage Studios.  Be sure to check out his other illustrations for Whole Foods, which are just as clever, offensive, and awesome as the Mr. T one.  [via dangerousminds]

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  • Elizabeth February 3, 2011, 10:42 am


  • Winkie February 1, 2011, 3:15 pm

    Perhaps he was fired for making such a hideous image and trying to pass it off as the venerable Mr. T?

  • Duh February 1, 2011, 2:21 pm

    Dude, I dont eat meat and I'm white… I'd crack up if I saw that sign.

  • Chill out, Everyone. February 1, 2011, 12:06 pm

    Jesus, Jamesfurbush:
    Crybaby was calling the moron who got offended (didn't actually get offended, just wanted a fucking pedestal to stand on) an emobaby.

  • Scot February 1, 2011, 3:06 am

    Mr T beat cancer.. and vegans, and old bitches

  • Silent Observer February 1, 2011, 1:37 am

    oh boy, what's next? next they'll fire the Allstate insurance guy, because paraplegics are offended that they can't "allstate stand", too

  • Steve January 31, 2011, 9:33 pm

    I pity the fool who pities fools

    • ReplyAsAGuest February 1, 2011, 10:45 pm

      I pity the fool who pities fools who pi— ah, fuck it.

  • Joe Momma January 31, 2011, 7:23 pm

    I pity the fool who shops at Whole Foods!

  • gemcosta January 31, 2011, 5:00 pm

    This just in: Old ladies and vegans are condescending ego-inflated whiny bitches! And after, a special report on why men are pigs. Tonight at 9.

  • CryBaby January 31, 2011, 4:50 pm

    Emo baby was offended! NEWS @ 11!!!

    • Paul Maybury February 1, 2011, 6:56 am

      Internet sarcasm in a comment section of a news article! NEWS @11!!!

      • jamesfurbush February 1, 2011, 7:44 am

        So true, so true. I'm not sure how telling people you got let go from Whole Foods for this drawing makes you an emo baby (whatever the fuck that means). Ah well… I thought the whole thing was kinda funny.

        • sigivald February 4, 2011, 1:45 pm

          I think he meant that the people who were *offended* (not *fired*) were being emo babies.

  • Mr. T January 31, 2011, 4:01 pm

    I pity Whole Foods. They messed with me, Mr. T!

  • josh January 31, 2011, 2:19 pm

    fuck whole foods

    • mac January 31, 2011, 3:26 pm

      thank you !