Papa John’s Pizza Rebukes Alt-Right Endorsement
The Papa John’s Pizza company publicly condemned the alt-right after The Daily Stormer “endorsed” it as the “Official Pizza of the Aryan Master Race.”
Andrew Anglin, the founder of The Daily Stormer publication, wrote in a November 3 blog post, “The time is now for the Aryan Master Race to rally around the Aryan Master Pizza and ensure their sales stay strong.”
“If I was gonna eat a fast-food pizza, I’d eat the one that niggers hate most.
And that’s Papa John’s.”
The white supremacist also criticized attempts to boycott Papa John’s after CEO John Schnatter attempted to blame the NFL anthem protests on the company’s declining stock price.
“The NFL has hurt Papa John’s shareholders,” Schnatter reportedly said in a conference call with chief officers.
In response to Anglin’s endorsement, Peter Collins, the senior director of public relations at Papa John’s, had this to say to the alt-right:
“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.”