It’s not often that a company will ask consumers NOT to buy their product, but that is just what Papa John’s, the official pizza company of the NFL, did after learning white nationalists declared them the “official pizza of the alt-right.”
CEO John Schnatter ripped NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week for his “poor leadership” while announcing that the company was pulling its ads from NFL games in response to players protesting the national anthem, saying that being associated with the show of disrespect was hurting sales.
Some claim that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who owns more than 100 Papa John’s franchise stores and has taken a hard-line stance against the protests, saying he will sit any players who participates, was behind Schnatter’s decision.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 3, 2017
The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, which sees the NFL protests as part of an “anti-white agenda,” responded to Schnatter by declaring Papa John’s the pizza of choice for white supremacists.
A photo of a pizza with a swastika made of pepperoni was included, as seen below:
— Robert H (@HiggsBoson101) November 4, 2017
But Peter Collins, Papa John’s senior director of public relations, said the pizza maker wants nothing whatsoever to do with that endorsement.
“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,” Collins told the Louisville Courier Journal.
Can’t get any clearer than that, but in today’s “fake news” era, liberals who support millionaire athletes dissing America pounced on the chance to ridicule Papa John’s for becoming a leading voice against the disrespect.
All of which suggests ordering Papa John’s for dinner this week may be just the thing to do.
This is a bold new marketing campaign by Papa Johns pizza: pic.twitter.com/vOXDchwoYH
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) November 1, 2017
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Did Sunny Hostin just admit on air to breaking the law by voting for her son? - November 8, 2022
- Stacey Abrams justifies trailing in the polls by suggesting black men are too stupid to back her - November 7, 2022
- Kevin McCarthy has message for Pelosi telling Dems to ‘change the subject’ away from inflation - October 24, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.