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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:24 PM

The Founder Of Papa John's Has Resigned After Using The N-Word In A Conference Call

Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the pizza company's board of directors Wednesday following reports that he had used the n-word during a conference call earlier this year.

The company announced Schnatter's resignation Wednesday evening in a statement, saying that a new chairman would be appointed in the coming weeks.

The resignation came hours after reports, confirmed by BuzzFeed News, that Schnatter had used the n-word during a conference call in May. The call was intended as a public relations training exercise for Schnatter after he faced backlash last year for saying NFL players who kneel during the national anthem were hurting pizza sales.


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Reply The Founder Of Papa John's Has Resigned After Using The N-Word In A Conference Call (Original post)
RandySF Wednesday OP
NBachers Wednesday #1
MurrayDelph Thursday #9
MontanaMama Wednesday #2
LonePirate Wednesday #3
hatrack Wednesday #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Wednesday #5
unblock Wednesday #6
Cha Thursday #7
dalton99a Thursday #8
NCTraveler Thursday #15
Hugin Thursday #10
genxlib Thursday #11
JI7 Thursday #12
superpatriotman Thursday #13
NCTraveler Thursday #14
lunasun Thursday #16

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:34 PM

1. Still ain't buyin' any. Never have.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:31 AM

9. I went in once

When they were new to L.A., and I had a coupon. Didn't like the choice of toppings, so I didn't buy.

Several years later, a buddy brought one of their pizzas to dinner, so I tried it. Once was enough. Almost every independent place I've tried across the country has been better

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:36 PM

2. Womp womp.

Guess he couldn’t even make it through a training exercise without being a full blown racist. WTH is this guy like in real life? Jeez Louise.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:38 PM

3. Oh, there's something hurting his pizza sales but it is not kneeling NFL players.

He may have "resigned" but many franchises will be hurt by this latest revelation and some will even close. I'm not sure the brand will ever truly recover.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:41 PM

4. The unique Papa John's combination of Hunts tomato sauce & cardboard isn't helping

Shitty pizza, shitty executive and so it goes.

I'm sure he'll cry himself to sleep in his 60,000-square foot house tonight.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:46 PM

5. Don't let the door hit ya

Where the good lord split ya

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:50 PM

6. They need to hire a pr firm to handle their pr training exercise snafu

It's like an episode of "the office".

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 12:33 AM

7. So schnatter finally gets busted!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:03 AM

8. New chairman who doesn't use the N-word, same old shitty pizza

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:03 AM

15. Who doesn't use the n word...

On conference calls.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:33 AM

10. But, rest assured any revenue generated will still make it's way into his account.

All profit, no risk.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:18 AM

11. This calls for a throwback to an all time classic.

Let us remember my favorite Stephen Colbert bit of all time

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/4fqxvr/the-colbert-report-obamacare---pizza-costs

This guy has been on the wrong side of history for a long time

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:23 AM

12. is he going to replace John KElly ?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:58 AM

13. He will now become a martyr

Mark my words.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:02 AM

14. Poor guy.

Now he will have more freedom to use his billion dollars and influence to support the Republicans racist base.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:44 AM

16. Good news! He couldn't even make it past the training not to be racist . That's how racist he is

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