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Papa John's condemns new customers: White supremacists

By: THOMAS NOVELLY, Louisville Courier Journal
November 6, 2017 Updated: November 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm
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John Schnatter, found of Papa John's Pizza, is seen making a pizza in the company's headquarters. (Courier Journal)

Papa John's pizza has a new customer, the alt-right. 

In the days following a rant by Papa John's CEO and Louisville resident John Schnatter where he blamed the NFL and anthem protests for low sales, a white-supremacist publication claimed it as their official pizza. 

In a blog post at the Daily Stormer, a photo of pizza with pepperonis arranged in a swastika has a caption that reads "Papa John: Official pizza of the alt-right?" 

"This might be the first time ever in modern history that a major institution is going to be completely destroyed explicitly because of public outrage over their anti-White agenda," Daily Stormer writer Adrian Sol said. 

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 Courier Journal. "We do not want these individuals or groups to buy our pizza.”

Read more at courier-journal.com.

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