In case you haven’t heard, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is really mad at the NFL. I could explain why, but our friends at Wonkette have done a much better job:
Remember back in 2012 when we were all boycotting Papa John’s Pizza on account of “Papa John” Schnatter’s whole “If Obamacare happens, I will have to charge FIFTEEN WHOLE CENTS more for pizza! Vote Romney!” schtick? Well, as much as many things have changed since then, it turns out that John Schnatter is still a douchenozzle. While speaking on an earnings call Wednesday after the company’s stock fell to a three month low, Schnatter blamed the NFL and the fact that they have allowed players to exercise their First Amendment rights to protest police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem for his declining sales.
Basically, black people protested and that isn’t okay with the totally-not-racist founder of the shitty pizza chain that is Papa John’s. Instead of blaming it on, you know, the SHITTY pizza, he blamed black guys. I’m super shocked about this (not really though) and so were our spirit humans on Twitter (not really though) who laid into the shitty pizza chain’s founder:
All Papa Johns is doing is announcing itself as the official pizza of Trump supporters. Let's move along, continue not eating their product.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) November 1, 2017
Honestly, I stopped buying that pizza long before we ever knew the founder was a raging conservative because, again, it’s gross.
How pizza chains react to sales…
Dominos- Renovating stores
Pizza Hut- New combo deals
Papa Johns- Blames Black NFL players kneeling
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 1, 2017
Papa Johns is blaming its weak sales on black football players. Last time Papa Johns had weak sales, it blamed a black president. Maybe Papa Johns should just blame its racist CEO.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) November 1, 2017
Papa Johns pizza tastes like scapegoat cheese with ketchup on a crust of stale excuses.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) November 1, 2017
Papa Johns has weak sales because their pizza sucks. Try Costo's food courts. You don't need a membership & the pizza is great @ $9.99 HUGE!
— The Tweetwit (@TheTweetwit) November 1, 2017
I’ve never been to a Costco, but really, garbage can pizza is better than Papa John’s.
Now it's an official Papa Johns pizza. pic.twitter.com/iZ5xrq8niJ
— Jemisha (@jemisha_johnson) November 1, 2017
Honestly, it’s time for Schnatter to pull up his “bootstraps” and take responsibility for his terrible sauce, disgusting crust and his plummeting sales. The whole “blame the black guy” line went out the window when President Obama walked out of the White House on January 20th.