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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:07 AM

Papa John's Founder Allegedly Used N-Word On Conference Call

Source: Forbes

John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John’s—used the N-word on a conference call in May, a source with knowledge of the event told Forbes.

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 effort to prevent future public-relations snafus. Schnatter caused an uproar in November 2017 when he waded into the debate over national anthem protests in the NFL and partly blamed the league for slowing sales at Papa John's.

On the May call, Schnatter was asked how he would distance himself from racist groups online. He responded by downplaying the significance of his NFL statement. “Colonel Sanders called blacks n-----s,” Schnatter allegedly said, before complaining that Sanders never faced public backlash.


Schnatter also reflected on his early life in Indiana, where, he said, people used to drag African Americans from trucks until they died. He apparently intended for the remarks to convey his antipathy to racism, but multiple individuals on the call found them to be offensive, the source said. After learning about the incident, Laundry Service owner Casey Wasserman moved to terminate the company’s contract with Papa John’s.

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/noahkirsch/2018/07/11/papa-johns-founder-john-schnatter-allegedly-used-n-word-on-conference-call/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1664706513&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesMainTwitter#35e3eaeb4cfc

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Reply Papa John's Founder Allegedly Used N-Word On Conference Call (Original post)
pstokely Jul 2018 OP
keithbvadu2 Jul 2018 #1
Initech Jul 2018 #20
exboyfil Jul 2018 #2
MontanaMama Jul 2018 #3
whathehell Jul 2018 #4
dawg day Jul 2018 #26
catbyte Jul 2018 #5
Jokerman Jul 2018 #6
Phoenix61 Jul 2018 #11
kimbutgar Jul 2018 #19
Jokerman Jul 2018 #24
Raastan Jul 2018 #30
ADX Jul 2018 #7
Mc Mike Jul 2018 #8
RainCaster Jul 2018 #9
sdfernando Jul 2018 #16
gay texan Jul 2018 #10
dalton99a Jul 2018 #13
Blue_Tires Jul 2018 #17
Politicub Jul 2018 #12
Stuart G Jul 2018 #14
Locrian Jul 2018 #15
NOMOGOP Jul 2018 #18
TomCADem Jul 2018 #21
ArizonaLib Jul 2018 #22
heaven05 Jul 2018 #23
Warren_Pointe Jul 2018 #25
JDC Jul 2018 #27
FakeNoose Jul 2018 #28
Racerdog1 Jul 2018 #29
Gothmog Jul 2018 #31
SWBTATTReg Jul 2018 #32
47of74 Jul 2018 #33
rockfordfile Jul 2018 #34

Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:11 AM

1. Papa John's - the pizza of Nazis

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141945182

What happens when neo-Nazis hijack your brand

The Daily Stormer posted a picture of a swastika pizza after the CEO of official NFL sponsor Papa Johns blamed his company’s recent losses on players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.
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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:46 AM

20. I've been calling them "Pepe John's".

"Better ingredients, better cucks!".

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:12 AM

2. Pretty bad when your PR firm drops you

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:13 AM

3. This guy is his own worst enemy.

He’s a flaming racist and his pizza is just plain BAD.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:15 AM

4. Yeah..He's the dick who refused his employees Health Care

because it would have cost him ONE penny more..I kid you not. Glad his piggy ass has been dropped.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:42 PM

26. I had a student who collapsed while working at Papa Johns--

He had a hernia burst. (It wasn't a work-related injury, but happened at work.)

No insurance there, though he worked fulltime. He ended up with $50K in bills, even after the surgeon and the hospital discounted most of their fees.

When he was able to go back to work, he was told he'd violated the company absentee policy and was fired.

(This was before Mr. Obama's worker-friendly policies went into effect.)

I don't like their pizza, but even if I did, I'd refuse to buy from them just because they were cruel and uncaring to a young man working hard (and all their other employees too).

Of course he's a racist.

(And he made up that "dragging behind cars" thing-- it happened out west, not in Indiana. What sort of guy makes up something like that? You can almost hear the glee in his voice, can't you?)

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:16 AM

5. How very unsurprising. He's a colossal POS. And he makes shitty pizzas.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:19 AM

6. "reflected on his early life in Indiana" WTF?

I'm older than that asshole, I've lived here all my life and I don't know what he is talking about.

We have more than our share of racists and I don't doubt that something like that may have happened in the past but his statement makes it sound like it was a common occurrence.

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Response to Jokerman (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:51 AM

11. I'm betting you hung out with a much

better class of people. May very well have been a common occurrence in his circle.

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Response to Jokerman (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:37 AM

19. My uncle who was the first African American police commander in Chicago

Used to own a farm in Michigan. When I visited we would drive from Chicago to Michigan, he would fill up his car right outside the Illinois border and would not stop in Indiana because it had a bad reputation for attacking Black people. my uncle used to say Indiana was the lynching state. This was in the 60’s. I grew up in San Francisco and as a kid couldn’t understand racism like that. It wasn’t until I was older I understood what lynching was. Once I had to go to the bathroom and had to wait on that drive until we got to a safe place in Michigan.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:13 PM

24. I don't doubt that one bit.

I was on a bus from Bloomington to Indianapolis many years ago that experienced engine trouble and had to stop in Martinsville. They told us it would be at least 30 minutes and recommended that we stretch our legs. I'd been talking to the black man in the next seat and asked if he wanted to go for a walk. I'll never forget his reply, "I don't want to be seen walking the streets of this town and you don't want to be seen walking with me."

I know now that white privilege had shielded me from many things but I still find Schnatter's statement to be kind of strange.

Your uncle may have been old enough to remember when there were lynchings in Indiana and was wise to use caution.

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Response to Jokerman (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:22 PM

30. I was thinking the same thing.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:19 AM

7. Fuck him and his shitty, cardboard-tasting pizza...

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:28 AM

8. He smells like an Indiana klan bircher.

Terminate the contract, with extreme prejudice.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:49 AM

9. He promised us he would move to Canada if ACA was enacted

So why is that bastard still here?

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:21 AM

16. Maybe Canada wouldn't take him...

Persona non grata

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:49 AM

10. One can only hope

That there is a telephone pole lying in wait for a certain yellow camaro

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Response to gay texan (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:57 AM

13. +1

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Response to gay texan (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:22 AM

17. Let's leave the Camaro out of this, because she didn't hurt or offend anyone

Hopefully the dude loses his shirt and has to sell the Camaro to a more worthy human

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:53 AM

12. They give you a container of melted butter

to dip the pizza slices in because it's the only way to make it palatable.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:06 AM

14. He doesn't know it, but that one will cost "Papa Johns" a whole lot of money.

Why?..

In many places there are many places to order pizza. stupid is beyond stupid...

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:06 AM

15. they spelled apathy wrong...

Schnatter also reflected on his early life in Indiana, where, he said, people used to drag African Americans from trucks until they died. He apparently intended for the remarks to convey his antipathy to racism, but multiple individuals on the call found them to be offensive, the source said.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:35 AM

18. hard to believe

blacks maintain any residual anger when being treated so well in Indiana.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:49 AM

21. The Unofficial Pizza of the KKK

You can see why white supremacists have embraced Papa John’s.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:39 AM

22. The PR firm's name is Laundry Service?

Maybe now they can hire a firm called "Fixers" or "Micheal Cohen Marketing". How about "Joseph Goebbels Cleaners", where they can advertise that they specialize in 'Browns Shirts, Hoods, Whites, Arm Bands, Iron Crosses, and More!!!'.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:40 AM

23. he hated President Obama

 

and told his managers that should they vote for President Obama there would be, because of alleged upcoming policies of President Obama, huge job losses in his company. Of course, the policies of President Obama did not impinge one iota on the financial viability of his pizza-making enterprise. I never touched his food.

He has serious issues concerning race. I wonder if he's racist in his hiring. Sent a memo to managers telling them to be slow on hiring n*****s or some such thing? All of his delivery people are white in this area. Maybe AA just don't want to work for a racist company?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:25 PM

25. Whataboutism: the only page in the wingnut playbook.

"Hey, I never infected blacks with syphilis, why are you picking on me?"

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:57 PM

27. I'm starting to think he is drunk or on drugs.

The guy can't get out of his own way.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:06 PM

28. I only buy carry-out pizza from authentic Italian restaurants

Papa John's, Domino's and these other franchises can pound salt for all I care. Their product is terrible and their service is even worse. Maybe they mail out discount coupons, but I don't even read them.

Almost every town and city in the USA has an authentic Italian restaurant, and most have several. Buy from the real Italians, or else get a frozen pizza and cook it yourself. Why give your money to these RW assholes? I believe in supporting local merchants whenever I can.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:08 PM

29. Garbage pizza

tRumplethinskin lover should go down. Product is horrible. Should have stuck to making pizza instead of sticking his head up trumps ass.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:28 PM

31. I have been boycotting Papa Johns for a reason

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #31)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:37 PM

32. I will now...gosh, what an a**hole (owner of PJs)...I never ever want to do ...

business w/ someone like this or even associated w/ someone like this (franchisees and the like...

Thanks for FYI'ing us on this idiot of PJ...

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:05 PM

33. Saw this on their FB page



I gotta wonder if the racist noises their founder makes bother them or not?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 03:16 PM

34. some how I'm not surprised. It's embarrassing that the NFL let that pos on TV

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