Just in case you were wondering if Papa John Schnatter—the former CEO of Papa John's Pizza—has accomplished any significant self-reflection regarding his racist behavior that got him kicked out of his own company... HE HAS NOT. In fact, if his interview with WDRB TV is any indication, Papa John is just as unrepentant as before—and eating "40 pizzas in 30 days" probably isn't helping?
TO RECAP: John Schnatter is not a good person. In 2012, he threatened to raise prices on his pizzas and cut his employees' hours if Obamacare passed. Note: At the time he was worth $240 million, and according to this One Day at a Time entry, "owned a 40,000-square-foot mansion, which is built to look like a medieval castle and boasts an underground 22-car garage, a car wash, a motorized car turntable, an artificial lake, and 16 acres—part of which is Papa John's very own golf course." Did I mention he's a lovestruck Trump supporter? He's a lovestruck Trump supporter.
In 2017, Schnatter made national boo-hoo news again, crying that his company was suffering from a significant slump in pizza sales because the NFL refused to punish football players (like Colin Kaepernick) who supported the Black Lives Matter movement by refusing to kneel during the national anthem. White supremacists were PSYCHED by Schnatter's comment, leading the ultra-right wing Daily Stormer to proclaim Papa Johns as "the official pizza of the alt-right."
In 2018, Schnatter's racist conservative leanings erupted again when he was forced to resign after using a disgusting racial epithet during a company conference call. From Forbes:
On the May call, Schnatter was asked how he would distance himself from racist groups online. He responded by downplaying the significance of his NFL statement. “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s,” Schnatter said, before complaining that Sanders never faced public backlash.
Schnatter also reflected on his early life in Indiana, where, he said, people used to drag African-Americans from trucks until they died. He apparently intended for the remarks to convey his antipathy to racism, but multiple individuals on the call found them to be offensive, a source familiar with the matter said.
Fast forward to NOW, 2019! And "No longer Papa" John Schnatter is in the news again. Now, one would think that after burning himself so many times, he would have learned to take his hand off the hot stove and show some self-reflection and personal growth, but... NOPE! He's pretty much as horrible as ever—though significantly sweatier.
In an interview yesterday with WDRB 41 News, Schnatter apparently still has A LOT of animosity toward those running his former company, and now claims the following:
• That his former partners "fabricated" the story of Schnatter being a racist—even though he admits to using the n-word.
• That his ousting was an inside job by his partners who "should be in jail."
• That if the management team was out and he were back in, Papa Johns employees would "be doing back flips. They'd be bouncing off the wall."
• That he's eaten "over 40 pizzas in the last 30 days" (!!) in order to test the quality of Papa Johns, and says it's not as good. (This could explain the way he looks in the above photo.)
• And that "the truth" about him will eventually come out, and when it does? There will be a "DAY OF RECKONING." Oooooooooooh... do you think he's the fifth horseman of the apocalypse?
Hopefully this is the last we'll hear from this garbage human—especially if he continues to eat 40 pizzas a month (topped with extra racism and self-pity). BYE, BOY, BYE.
If you are a sweat aficionado, watch the entire interview here.