Papa John’s Chairman Resigns Over Racism

John Schnatter, the founder and chairman of Papa John’s, is resigning after it was uncovered that he made a racial slur during a conference call in May.

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Schnatter confirmed confirmed stating, “News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true. Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society.”

Schnatter said during the call, “Colonel Sanders called blacks [expletives].”