The founder of Papa John’s says fired over N-word use was a mistake

The founder of Papa John, John Schnatter, who resigned as Chairman last week after using N-word, and now reportedly said that it was a mistake to leave the company.

In a letter to members of the Board of Directors, Schnatter gave more information about the conference in may, which led to his resignation and underscored their feelings about Kanye West, CNBC reported.

Schnatter had previously apologized for his use of racial spot, but he said that it was part of the teachings of the media, organized by a marketing Agency, services, pizza, Laundry.

Schnatter resigned at the behest of the Board Papa John’s last Wednesday, after an article in “Forbes” revealed that he used the word on this call.

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In an interview Friday with a local television station in Kentucky, Schnatter said that the Laundry was “some provoked” it a bit to use that word in a confidential session of the strategy of PR. .




John Schnatter said he objected to Kanye’s use of N-word in his lyrics. Pictures: Edward Berthelot/GC images

In a letter sent to Directors of Papa John’s on Saturday, according to CNBC, former Chairman also noted that Kanye West, saying that media agencies have offered to collaborate with a musician on TV advertising and promotions. According to the letter, Schnatter refused to work with the West, because “he uses the word in his lyrics”.

Schnatter to use the N-word came later, a separate part of the Call, CNBC said.

In this letter he insisted that he would never use the N-word racial epithet.

“The Board of Directors asked me to leave the post of President, apparently without doing any investigation. I agreed, although today I think it was a mistake,” Schnatter wrote in a letter obtained by CNBC.

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This is not the first time Schnatter has found himself in the advertising assault on them. In November last year, he blamed the sluggish sales in the pizza chain, which was the official sponsor of the NFL, NFL players, for peacefully protesting against racial injustice in the United States. This has led some white supremacists to embrace the Kentucky circuit. Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website entitled photo pizza with pepperoni swastika: “Papa Johns pizza Official Al-right?”

Shares of Papa John’s dropped over the last 12 months more than 33%, as it struggles to compete with their larger rivals Pizza hut and Domino’s. However, the resignation Schnatter gave the company’s stock price by 11% bump and now the rumors, it can be bought by a larger conglomerate restaurant. Papa John’s is currently in the process of removing Schnatter from advertising and marketing materials.

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