Skip to comments.Papa John's founder resigns as chairman of company's board
Posted on 07/11/2018 9:36:34 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned as company chairman late Wednesday after it was reported that he used the N-word during a conference call in May.
The company said in a statement that it will appoint a new chairman in the coming weeks.
The news comes the same day Schnatter faced intense backlash for using the racial slur while taking part in an exercise on handling public relations. Forbes first reported on the comments Wednesday, stating that Schnatter used the N-word after being asked how he would distance himself from racist groups.
The question came in response to blowback Schnatter received for linking NFL players' protests of the national anthem to lower sales for the pizza company. According to Forbes, Schnatter tried to minimize the impact of his statement on the anthem protests.
Schnatter has been the face of Papa John's since stepping down as the company's CEO in December amid backlash from his comments about NFL protests.
This resignation is beyond ludicrous.
Bah racism and whatever he resigned for. Who gives a sh!t about that.
Last time I called Papa Johns....they wanted to charge me 30 bucks for a really skimpy pizza.
Yeah....resign. Don’t care who or what you stuck your weener in. Stop thinking I want to pay 30 bucks for a pizza barely above the 5 dollar 7-11 ones.
Virtue signaling is a hazardous activity, what with twisting yourself into a pretzel and trying to walk every which way to and fro.
Didn’t he already step down as CEO? This one sounds, to me, entirely like entrapment by corporate enemies. The marketing company was brought in why? Schnatter ALREADY stepped down as CEO. The conference call was supposedly to deal with the “fallout” from Schnatter saying that yes, NFL players should stand for the national anthem and respect the flag. It very much looks like enemies on his own board and the conveniently placed marketing company baited him into defending himself for saying the knealers were hurting Papa Johns’ business and he pushed back, saying he wasn’t as bad as Colonel Sanders and he shouldn’t have to do anything. Remember, he ALREADY stepped down. It looks very much like a sophisticated sting operation by people in his own company and, likely, leftists looking to publicly shame a former CEO that came out against the knealers. Remember, the left’s aim is to prove that EVERYONE that is against the knealers is racist and they’ll stoop to any level to “prove” it.
Destroyed because he stood up to BLM and was against kneeling at football games.
Why can they never give us a direct quote so we can put it in context? I don’t believe it happened at all until I see it or hear it.
Who uses the N word?
Why would ANY company have outside marketers in on such a call? With a FORMER CEO who already stepped down? Unless the plan was to have them there to leak the contents.
I’ll get excited about this kind of thing when blacks are likewise banned from using the exact same word.
The worst part is that the article was a lie.
What he said wasnt racist nor were his actions. But that doesnt matter because rationale and reason matters not to the leftists and democrats.
BTW - this looks planned. They did an app update on the iPhone for their pizza ordering 2 days ago that removed all pictures of John from the app.
Colonel Sanders called blacks n-----s, Schnatter reportedly said on the call, adding the Sanders didnt face outcry for his statements.
The founder also reportedly said that when he was growing up in Indiana, people would drag black people from trucks until they died.
Schnatter meant the comments to show his opposition to racism, but others on the call found his statements offensive, according to Forbes.
From what I read in another story, Schnatter was in a public relations conference and was asked about the *wrong way* to handle the NFL issue regarding the National Anthem. In context, the n-word was said as an example of what a CEO should not say.
So while black singers warble the n-word at nauseum in all sorts of contexts, a white person can be socially lynched for saying it even as an example of what you should not say. That’s ridiculous.
So, what did he say?
I do. Say it all the time. Like it. Fun word to say.
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