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Mark Serbu pisses off the soup nazi

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by waltermitty, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    (those of you who've dealt with Mark can just picture him grinning at this)

    Mark Serbu pisses off the soup nazi
    Soup Nazi fires off over guns
    Last Updated: 9:58 AM, April 2, 2013
    Posted: 1:47 AM, April 2, 2013

    Soup Nazi actor Larry Thomas is all steamed up after gun manufacturer Serbu Firearms used his image on a T-shirt and Facebook campaign against New York State’s gun laws.

    The “Seinfeld” star was horrified to see his image — along with the phrase “No Serbu for You!” — being used to help promote Tampa-based Serbu’s campaign against the ban on the sale of defined assault rifles in New York. The company, founded by mechanical engineer Mark Serbu, is known for producing the $7,000, BFG-50 semi-automatic 51.5-inch sniper rifle, one weapon banned under the 2013 NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.

    Serbu recently claimed online that it refused to sell its rifles to the NYPD, because “We have a policy of selling to state law-enforcement agencies only what is allowed to be sold to private citizens in that state. Since the passage of the NY SAFE act, the BFG-50A is considered an assault weapon, and as such is no longer available to private citizens in the state of New York.”

    Outraged Thomas contacted Facebook, Serbu and even the T-shirt manufacturer to complain. He tells us, “I own the rights to my image as the Soup Nazi. Serbu did not ask my permission, and Facebook won’t take the image down. Not only did they do this without my authorization, but also I am an advocate of gun control.”

    Thomas added, “I have seen my face on T-shirts, random objects on eBay in the past, but politically this is the most offensive thing I have seen involving me as the Soup Nazi.”

    Mark Serbu told us, “I refused to sell my rifles to the NYPD, and when I talked about it online, it blew up like crazy. Everybody liked the idea of a gun law biting the government on the ***. There are only two manufacturers of semi-automatic 50-caliber rifles in the US, and neither will sell to the NYPD. This is like, ‘Screw you, New York.’ People are less safe without our rifles to protect you.

    “Larry Thomas doesn’t want his face on our shirt . . . He’s an actor, he doesn’t want to be involved with something as hot-button as guns. We are just going to shoot him. Only joking. We don’t want to get into a lawsuit; we’ll change the shirts.”

  2. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    I have got to get one of those T-shirts!!!!!!!
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  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Larry Thomas can go pound sand.
  4. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Strange. I just thought of some ideas for t-shirts.