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Papa John’s may be the official pizza of the National Football League, but after CEO John Schnatter blamed protesting NFL players for the company’s drop in stock price over the last year, a white supremacist publication has decided to embrace the brand as its own, reports the Courier Journal.

A columnist at racist outlet The Daily Stormer has claimed Papa John’s as its “official” pizza. The site posted a photo of a pizza pie with pepperonis arranged in a swastika. The caption reads “Sieg Heil Pizza.”

Far-right activist/conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec co-signed the idea on Twitter.

Peter Collins, the senior director of public relations at Papa John’s, said the company was taken off-guard by the endorsement.

“We condemn racism in all forms and any and all hate groups that support it,” Collins told the Courier Journal. “We do not want these individuals or groups to buy our pizza.”

The endorsement from white nationalists follows a week of roasting from other pizza companies after Papa John’s blamed its sluggish sales on NFL players protesting racial injustice.

Pizza Hut made a point to say that the NFL protests have not hurt sales, according to Business Insider.

“We’re not seeing impact on any of that on our business,” Greg Creed, CEO of Pizza Hut’s parent company Yum Brands, said in a call with investors on Thursday. Yum Brands is headquartered in Louisville.

Also, DiGiorno Pizza trolled Papa John’s tagline on Twitter with the post: “Better Pizza. Better Sales.”

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22 thoughts on “White Supremacists Embrace Papa John’s As It’s ‘Official’ Pizza

  1. mr soul on said:

    Fuck Papa John that shit will kill you any way Black People stop eating it . That’s the only thing that white Folks understand low sales.

  2. re reason not to buy PJ pizza. We don’t eat at our house, so let’s hope all those white supremacist help his company bounce back. Too late to say, I didn’t mean it like that. #neversorryuntilyourcaughtwithyourpantsdownplayingwithyourself
    #boycott,boycott

  3. hoodtechie on said:

    leslie you and specialt757 are very mis-informed people,you need to read more and stop listening to gossip.the point you guys are making is non-void.i am a black american and i get my news from many sources other than baw,cnn & msnbc.you guys are not forward thinkers at all,which leads to believe both you guys are more than likely 65+ in age just by your thinking and comments.

    • specialt757 on said:

      You’re mis-informed, no one cares who JJackson likes or dislikes. For the record WHITE FOLKS LOVE POPEYES CHICKEN ALSO dummy.

  4. Oh please, there weren’t “taken off-guard” by their support, they were COUNTING on their support! We predicted that this exact thing would happen last week when they made that weak proclamation about their sales. I don’t know WHO they think they’re fooling. 🙄

  5. I’m not a papa johns fan on pizza but not because of racist comments but it’s not my forte but I agree you cannot stop eating the pizza if you enjoy the pizza. I would want to eat the pizza more just because to show no one or nobody can be held back regardless of skin color

  6. hoodtechie on said:

    what would happen if the white supremacist had embraced or endorsed popeye’s chicken,would you stop eating their food?didn’t think so,just because supremacist embrace a product doesn’t mean the company share their views.what if it had been nike,general motors etc…,would we boycott all products that they embrace?

    • Sorry but, you missed the mark on this one. This particular chapter of the PJ’s story started last week when Papa John’s essentially blamed their poor sales numbers on the fact that the NFL has not ‘cracked down’ on players who kneel in protest. THEY pulled their support from the NFL as a result, and as predicted, they have since been embraced by a major segment of Trump’s base…White Supremacists. Many people (of all races) were unphased by their proclamation, because their product is, and has always been hella nasty, so no loss. Now, for those who choose not to eat it for politically-based reasons, which of course, is their right also, PJ’s has also provided a long history dating back several years (to the Obama administration). So no, people are not choosing to forgo PJ’s simply because of this news story…

    • Heyyou!!!! on said:

      you got that right chuck! i’m a Buffalonian as well and Papa johns aint got shit on Bocce’s, Leonardi’s, Avenue, or La Nova!! New york city and state have the best pizza there is…

      • hoodtechie on said:

        been to ny many times and a lot of places including western new york are garbage.garbage ingredients,stale meats and vegatables,no new yok doesn’t have the best pizza.the best pizza in america is more than likely on the west coast where they use fresher ingredients because of the weather. in new york their ingredients have to be shipped in frozen.lets just say you haven’t tried pizza anywhere else.see the majority of new yorkers don’t travel much outside of their state,it is a known fact.so they are ignorant on a lot of issues because the only thing they know is what happens in new york.travel some more outside of new york then i’m sure you will change your statement.

      • specialt757 on said:

        Hoodie, I have a feeling anything a black person says you would say the opposite. It must be hard to look at yourself in the mirror with all the self-hate you feel. Now go outside and kill urself!

  7. This does not come as any surprise.
    Papa John refused to participate in the Affordable Care Act
    regarding medical coverage for his employees.

    Screw Papa John -let him stuff that pizza where the sun don’t shine!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • hoodtechie on said:

      stop throwing shade on the ceo when you have no way of proving it.it has been said that jesse jackson doesn’t like obama,any truth to that?

      • specialt757 on said:

        “it has been said that jesse jackson doesn’t like Obama,any truth to that?” Yes, it’s truth to that. And? It’s also true John Schnatter doesn’t like him either.

      • Umm yeah, if you take the time to peruse a few news stories from past years, you would see irrefutable evidence of the CEOs lack of support for the former President. 🤷🏽‍♀️🙄 Lol, I get from your posts that you don’t want to let go of that nasty-a** slice, so by all means, go right ahead and squeeze it for all its worth to you; however, you continue to post erroneous information refuting PJ’s political stance on issues that directly affect the Black community, when they can be easily refuted by simply taking the time to look•it•up.

      • specialt757, exactly! This person is completely missing the point…and probably not by accident. What difference does it make if JJ doesn’t “like” Obama?? A lot of Black folks don’t care for him, and didn’t vote for him, which is their prerogative! It would take either an ill-informed other-than Black person, or a ‘Black Lemming’ to toss that comment out there like it’s suppose to spark a fire, because in their minds, all Black folks MUST subscribe to the concept of ‘Group-Think’ at all costs. 🙄 Hoodtechie is probably just Dr. Larry and those other monikers in a slightly softer shell…

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