Alt-Right Claims Papa John's Pizza, Papa John's Says 'No Thanks'

After the Daily Stormer announced Thursday that Papa John's is the official pizza of the alt-right, the company issued a statement saying, "We do not want these individuals or groups to buy our pizza." (Image credit: Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr)

Following comments made by Papa John's CEO John Schattner regarding NFL players' protests hurting his business, the Daily Stormer proclaimed Thursday that Papa John's pizza is the official pizza of the alt-right.

Schattner was widely criticized for his remarks, as well as the quality of his pizza. But white supremacists rallied around him, posting a picture of a pizza with a pepperoni swastika and the caption, "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 posted, referring to the NFL and adding disturbingly, “The Negro fatigue caused by this whole NFL fiasco is reaching heights that even I didn’t fully expect.”

Papa John's was none too happy with the support, however, and Peter Collins, the senior director of public relations, released a statement:

“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.”