Quelle surprise. The CEO of Papa John’s is a total racist? I just fell down from the shock of it! For our international readers, Papa John’s is a pizza chain which makes terrible pizza AND sponsors a lot of the sporting events for rednecks and white dudes. Papa John’s is heavy into the sponsorship deals with country music stuff and NASCAR (git ‘er done) and the NFL. Papa John’s CEO is “Papa” John Schnatter, who was already known for saying and believing some racist sh-t. He threw a fit about the NFL anthem protests, saying that it was the league’s responsibility to “nip it in the bud” and just ORDER black players to not exercise their constitutional rights. And now, shock of shocks, it turns out that Schnatter just full-on said the n-word in a conference call.
John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John’s—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an emailed statement to Forbes on Wednesday.
The call was arranged between Papa John’s executives and marketing agency Laundry Service. It was designed as a role-playing exercise for Schnatter in an …read more