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'If You Not Have Cash...': Comedian Shames Poor People With Fake Food Stamp Sign (Photo)

| by Sean Kelly
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A Philadelphia comedian recently turned heads with a Facebook post about a sign he posted at a store shaming EBT card users.

“We are no longer accepting EBT," the sign, posted by comedian Jay McGuire, read. "Please use cash or credit. If you do not have cash or credit then maybe it’s time to get a job."

McGuire, who posts under the name The Philly Offensive, said he’d been posting them at different WaWa locations throughout Philly and observing people’s reactions.

His Jan. 16 Facebook post has since gone viral, garnering over 5,000 likes and 4,000 shares in five days.

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McGuire previously went viral with another post — a fake video with actors portraying poor people buying food with EBT cards, The Frisky notes. The comedian confronts the group of actors about their food stamp usage and then steals a steak from their grocery cart. 

Do you think the comedian’s post was appropriate, or was he making unfair generalizations about those receiving government assistance?

Sources: The Frisky, The Philly Offensive/Facebook / Photo credit: The Philly Offensive/Facebook