Papa John's founder reportedly used N-word on call

12 Juillet, 2018, 13:13 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Papa John's founder apologizes for using N-word

The resignation ends a day which began with a story from Forbes in which Schnatter was said to have used the N-word on a call with a public relations firm that was created to help the company avoid more public relations issues.

In a statement from Papa John's, Schnatter said reports attributing use of "inappropriate and hurtful" language to him were true.

'Regardless of the context, I apologize. The decision followed a November controversy when he said that players' national-anthem protests were mishandled by NFL leadership and hurt the pizza chain's sales.

Papa John himself has also been forced to resign from at least one board he'd now been on, too; according to TMZ, Schnatter is stepping down from his post on the University of Louisville's Board of Trustees, effective immediately. The University has said it does not support racism, and also added Schnatter's remarks don't "reflect his personal beliefs or values".

After the story was published, the company did not deny any of the report but responded, "Papa John's condemns racism and any insensitive language, no matter the situation or setting. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society".

"John has tendered his resignation from the University of Louisville board of trustees effective immediately". He brought up how he would distance himself from racist online groups during his comment.

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The media company working with Papa John's opted to end its business relationship with the pizza company after the call, according to Forbes. Brandon Rhoten, who joined as CMO in May 2017 and selected Laundry Service as the company's creative agency of record in October, left a year later.

Papa John's stock plunged to a 12-month low after the report was released.

Schnatter founded Papa John's in 1984 and grew the company into a delivery behemoth with more than 3,400 locations in North America.

In an email statement to Forbes, Schnatter confirmed using the n-word.

Papa John's has once again shot itself, blowing off its metaphorical foot.

Schnatter reportedly told those on the phone that Colonel Sanders - the founder of KFC - used to called black people the n-word and he didn't get public backlash.

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