Just a Reminder That Papa Johns is the Official Pizza of White Supremacy
Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally one of the biggest days of the year for pizza sales. It is surpassed only by Halloween and New Year’s Eve. Most years, few people would ever question the brand of pizza they are consuming at parties. Not many people would order their pizzas topped with racism and hatred either.
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But let’s compare Papa John’s with their major competitor, Little Caesers:
Remember, there is a straight line to be drawn here between these white supremacists and Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter. That line goes through President Donald Trump. Trump panders to racists. He normalizes their despicable behavior. After the Charlottesville terror attacks, President Trump defended the white supremacists. He sought to place an equal share of the blame on the protesters opposing the march.
“I think there’s blame on both sides. You look at both sides, I think there’s blame on both sides. I have no doubt about it. There are very fine people on both sides.”
John Schnatter likewise blamed innocent protesters when he explained-away Papa John’s declining sales by targeting African-American NFL players as the cause. As a major NFL sponsor, Schnatter apparently felt people were being offended by the protests. They were not buying the brand’s pizza as they interpreted the continued advertising as support for the protests.
Schnatter, like Trump, blames everyone but himself
So the NFL protests hurt sales, but Schnatter’s own political positions played no part? Schnatter is an avid Trump supporter and donor. Before Trump, he was a vocal critic of Obamacare. He also claimed that hurt his business. In his autobiography, Schnatter laments that “America in 2016 is on the path to becoming what Germany was in 1867.” Schnatter should choose his words carefully as regards Germany, politics, and America’s current political climate. Remember when former Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott touched that third rail? “Everybody knows [Hitler] was good at the beginning, but he just went too far.”
A spokesperson for Papa John’s said this in a statement.
“We condemn racism in all forms and any and all hate groups that support it. We do not want these individuals or groups to buy our pizza.”
Right, just like President Trump does not want racists and white supremacists to vote for him in 2020? Elections, like pizza for the big game, are all about choosing. Deciders should choose wisely based on who best supports their beliefs and ideals. You cannot cast another ballot until November, but you can send a message to Papa John’s TODAY by taking your business elsewhere.
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