Papa John’s Founder Says N-Word During Business Meeting
“Papa” John Schnatter can’t keep his MAGA under control for 10 minutes, can he?
After already getting scandalized out of NFL sponsorship for publicly claiming that Black players should stop worrying about their lives mattering and focs on “respecting the flag” and the national anthem, Papa John was planning his bounce back from racist stigma.
But that didn’t turn out too well when he let the N-word shimmy through his lips during a meeting about adjusting his image and getting back on track. According to TMZ, while on a conference call with a marketing agency he’d employed to help with his rebrand, he casually questioned why he was being criticized for standing up for the anthem when “Colonel Sanders called blacks n***ers” and his business still flourished. To cap it off, he talked about growing up in Indiana, where Black folks got dragged to death on the regular. And yes…he thought all of this was okay to bring up in a formal business meeting.
As a result, the NAACP called for him to step down from the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees, where he is a major booster in funds for the school. Schnatter complied. The University released a statement noting that they do not condone racism of any kind, but somehow don’t believe that the words that came out of Schnatter’s own mouth are reflective of his feelings on race.
SMH, funny that the school still wants to find a way to make excuses for this all-but-admitted racist…