Need a marker as to how wacky 2017 has gotten? Well, guess who has adopted Papa Johns as their official pizza….
Not a sports team, not some innovative start-up but those alt-right weirdos aka Nazis, aka white supremacists.
This came about when the chain’s CEO, John Schnatter, complained publicly about the effect that NFL protests were having on his business. Because life comes at you fast, this “genius” lost millions in the 24 hours following his comments.
The company has issued an official denouncement stating “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.”
Knowing Schnatter’s conservative leaning ideologies, he’s probably loving this alt right endorsement though. That seems even more likely when you realize that the usually outspoken CEO has remained silent on this matter.
White privilege has already afforded these alt right whiners every conceivable advantage in life. Yet, they still complain as if the world is not enough.
This adoption establishes a dangerous precedent. Anything less than an outright rejection equates to silent approval and in Trump’s Amerikka, that’s like pouring gasoline on a fire. Dear John Schnatter, put the gasoline down and speak out.