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Papa John's Founder Quits As Chairman After Using Racial Slur During Conference Call

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by orangeblue_coop, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. orangeblue_coop

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    The founder of the Papa John's pizza chain has stepped down as chairman of the board after he apologized for using a racial slur against African Americans during a conference call in May.

    John Schnatter's resignation comes months after he had already quit as CEO in the wake of controversial remarks concerning the National Football League's handling of anthem protests.

    An article published Wednesday in Forbes detailed the latest incident from May involving a conference call between Papa John's executives and the marketing agency Laundry Service. In the call, Schnatter sought to downplay his earlier remarks about the NFL's protests, led by African American players, allegedly saying that "Colonel Sanders called blacks n******," and never faced a public rebuke.

    According to Forbes, "Schnatter also reflected on his early life in Indiana, where, he said, people used to drag African-Americans from trucks until they died.

    Papa John's Founder Quits As Chairman After Using The N-Word During Conference Call


    Bad pizza, better racism - Papa Johns.:emoji_pizza:
     
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  2. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    cannot help but wonder how he kept his true feelings under wraps for a long as he did- usually people like this get exposed a lot earlier in life
     
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  3. cocodrilo

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    Obviously you don't have to be very intelligent to bake a pizza.
     
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  4. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    Wait, what party is he affiliated with before I can decide if he is railroaded or just typical of the other side?
     
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  5. orangeblue_coop

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    Well he's strongly anti-NFL protest, was strongly anti-Obamacare and donated to the current president's election campaign, so I'll let you guess;).
     
  6. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

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    oh yes those terrible racist republicans-LMAO - you libs are so predictable
     
  7. gatorknights

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    Wait he's a right winger? Those pizzas sucked anyway. :p
     
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  8. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    Whew, libs needed that. That tightens the score.

    Uses N word: Pubs
    Knocks off MAGA hat: Dems
    Verbally assaults Puerto Rican: Pubs
    Steals signs: Dems

    Tight race. Next story clinches moral superiority for one side or the other. Hopefully there will be a white supremacy protest today. [fingers crossed]
     
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  9. PerSeGator

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    They really do. Local pizza places blow the chains out of the water 9 times out of 10.
     
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  10. OaktownGator

    OaktownGator Guardian of the GC Galaxy Moderator VIP Member

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    How about a Trump admin official speaking at an anti-immigration hate group event, and hiring an official from the same group?

     
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  11. WarDamnGator

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    It was dumb of him to use the "n-word" on a conference call, but the really odd thing is that with both statements he was trying to downplay how he's not a racist and how things have changed for the better for black people ... i.e., "their bosses stopped using the n-word and white people stopped dragging them behind trucks". He's pretty much an idiot for not finding a better way to express that.
     
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  12. MichiGator2002

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    Yeah, I've spent plenty of time with Papa John's as my "enemy" and I don't like their food or his dumb ads where he ALWAYS has to be in them, but... this was a pretty innocuous statement he made. He was placing both industry-related and historical context to how absurd he found it that his company has faced the criticism it has over its NFL break-up.
     
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  13. homer

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    I like Papa Johns pizza.

    I don’t like racist nor do I think he’s one after reading his comments.

    However, in no way whatsoever, do you use the N word.
     
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  14. BigCypressGator1981

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    you mean the guy who wouldn't raise pizza prices by 2 cents to cover health insurance is an asshole?

    Better Ingredients
    Better Pizza
    I'm a Racist
     
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  15. Gatorrick22

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    I think he leans conservative... But I could be wrong. But he dose NOT speak for me.
     
  16. wgbgator

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    The thing is racists cant find a better way, because that's all they think racism is, using the n-word and burning crosses/hate crimes.
     
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  17. wgbgator

    wgbgator Very Stable Genius Premium Member

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    Also, why does Papa never age? Who's blood is he drinking?
     
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  18. 108

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    he clearly needed to be pushed out for not having the smarts to not say that on a conference call, regardless of what he meant or is in his heart...
     
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  19. channingcrowderhungry

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    I can't wait to see who wins so I know which side to vote next election. This board pays dividends.
     
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  20. Gil_the_Gator

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    Bro, you don't wanna know what's in that sauce.
     
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