Papa John’s founder forced out following criticism of NFL and use of the N-Word

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John Schnatter slams NFL then uses the N-Word.

Papa John’s owner laments language.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

LOUISVILLE, Ken. — Better ingredients. Better pizza. Poor public relations. This week’s “I Screwed Up a Good Job Award” goes to 56-year-old John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s Pizza, who was coerced to resign as chairman after using the N-Word during a May conference call with board members and shareholders. John, however, said he laments uttering the contemptible term. He also regrets stepping down because, in his mind, he was pressured into issuing an abrupt resignation — probably to appease sensitive liberals. “The board asked me to step down as chairman without apparently doing any investigation,” John said. “I agreed [at the time], though today I believe it was a mistake to do so.” 

So, what happened? During a tele-conclave about NFL players protesting the national anthem, John put fast food rival Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) on blast, saying, “Colonel Sanders called blacks ‘n*ggers.'” Since then, several high profile entities (including the NFL) have severed ties with Papa John’s — costing the embattled franchise millions of dollars.

In an effort to repair their plummeting image (and stock), company officials have erased John’s logo from all marketing expositions — which includes coupons and pizza boxes. He won’t appear in anymore television commercials either. Board members are also contemplating whether or not to modify the brand’s name. John, if you recall, ruffled NFL feathers last season when he blamed national anthem protests for a drastic loss in revenue. He’s currently being accused of sexual harassment.

Now he’s upped the ante by using the N-Word.

Do you agree with his decision to step down?

Was he forced out?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Start crackin down on all these racist rappers and sports players too!!

  2. He didn’t do anything wrong.

  3. I agree what he said was wrong. However, I’d like to see a polygraph test on all the blacks and liberals to see if they’ve ever made indecent jokes about white people.

  4. Jeffrey Manske

    But george Lopez peeing on A president of the united states star in hollywood is acceptable.We are in trouble people.

  5. My hope is all those who eats his food or his pizzas will stop

  6. He was quoting Colonel Sanders and they keep making it sound like he went on a racist tirade.

  7. I like the works it’s good 😋 🍕
    Can care less about this dude I like the pizza.

  8. Chucky Justice

    I will order Papa John’s to protest racist black Americans.

  9. Looks white💊💉😂😳😡


    ….I am black, and black people call me the “N” word all the time, so they should loose their jobs as well…..we live in a hypocritical society

  11. Better ingredients, better pizza, better rape. Papa John’s.😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅

  12. dicpher0805 lithical

    From a racist to a rapist Damm John

  13. Female employee- “Customer said they want extra sausage.”

    John Schnatter – “What was that? You want my sausage? Say no more!!”

  14. Man, when it rains it pours!!😳

  15. Worst ingredients, worst pizza,
    Papa John’s!

  16. Shut papa John’s down. We need better pizza’s

  17. I hope they shut down. Papa John’s got some nasty ass pizza.

  18. What really kills me about the Papa John’s thing is that his legal defense is “This was a set up designed to hurt me and forcefully out me from the company.”

    He’s basically saying that the company knew he’d open his mouth and say something stupid and they put him in a situation that would best lead to that.

    But even if the company planned this that means he was going to say something stupid eventually, they just managed to catch him. He’s still a racist, even if he was set up.

  19. Beyond Compare

    Papa jerk😂😂😂🕺🏿

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