Papa Johns ordered Nazis to stop buying their pizza Monday after a neo-Nazi website declared that the company was the “pizza of the alt-right.”
The senior director of public relations for the pizza company disavowed racism and said the company didn’t want the business of racists after The Daily Stormer threw its support behind the pizza joint, reports Newsweek.
“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,” Peter Collins, the senior director, noted in a statement.
The Daily Stormer showed a picture of a swastika pizza after Papa Johns CEO John Schnatter faced criticisms for his threat to pull his advertisements in light of protests during the National Anthem at football games.
“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, adding the picture of swastika pizza and saying “Papa John: Official pizza of the alt-right?”
The support from the neo-Nazi website came after Schnatter said his company was losing money over the NFL protests. Schnatter blamed low sales on the NFL and scolded the league for not putting a stop to the protests sooner.
“The NFL has hurt us,” Schnatter said in a conference call. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this … Leadership starts at the top and this is an example of poor leadership.This should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago.”
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