Morehouse College posted on Twitter Friday evening that it is immediately suspending its campus dining relationship with Papa John’s Pizza. The pizza chain’s founder, John Schnatter, has been in hot water after using a racial slur during a conference call. The slur in question was indeed the “n” word.
Due to a recent racial slur made by Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, @Morehouse is immediately suspending its campus dining relationship with Papa John's. The College is exploring all options for removal of the franchise from campus in light of this highly offensive behavior.
— Morehouse College (@Morehouse) July 14, 2018
The tweet states, “The College is exploring all options for removal of the franchise from campus in light of this highly offensive behavior.”
Forbes magazine reported that Schnatter used the N-word during a media training conference call in May. Schnatter reportedly complained that Colonel Sanders, of Kentucky Fried Chicken, never faced a backlash for using the word.
Breaking: President Bendapudi announces the removal of Papa Johns name from UofL's Cardinal Stadium. pic.twitter.com/pyoyw2e5xm
— Louisville Cardinal (@TheCardinalNews) July 13, 2018
Earlier Friday Papa John’s announced that it was removing Schnatter from its marketing campaigns. The University of Louisville said it will remove the Papa John’s name from its football stadium. It will also remove Schnatter’s name from its business college. Schnatter reportedly resigned from the UL board of trustees as well.
Major League Baseball is also indefinitely suspending a Papa John’s promotion that offered pizza discounts after a player hit a grand slam.