Remember that Papa John’s is the White Supremacists favorite Pizza joint.
Courtesy of NBC News:
Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the company Wednesday amid growing backlash over his use of the n-word during a conference call in May.
In a statement late Wednesday night, the company said it had accepted his resignation and that Olivia Kirtley will be the company’s Lead Independent Director. The company said it will also appoint a new chairman in coming weeks.
The resignations comes after Schnatter admitted that he used “inappropriate and hurtful language” while on a conference call in May.
“Regardless of the context, I apologize,” Schnatter said in an email to Forbes, which first reported the remarks Wednesday. “Simply stated, racism has no place in our society.”
According to Forbes, Schnatter made the remark in a call with Papa John’s executives and the marketing agency Laundry Service on how to prevent negative public relations incidents.
When asked how he would keep his distance from online racists, Schnatter said that “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s,” and that he never faced criticism for it.
Uhh, so if the guy dressed up like a Southern plantation owner said the word back in the 60’s and 70’s THAT makes it okay?
Schnatter also identified that he grew up in Indiana where they dragged black folks behind their trucked until they were dead, as further justification for his attitude.
You know I think this really puts a hole in that whole argument that demanding NFL players not take a knee in protest during the national anthem is in no way tied to racism.
Of course it is, and the loudest voices speaking out against their rights to stand up for young blacks killed by police violence are the most obviously racist.