White Supremacists Embrace Papa John's as its 'Official' Pizza

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The Daily Stormer, an alt-right website, praised Papa John's for taking a stand against the NFL's "anti-White agenda" - but that's not really what the company did.

"We condemn racism in all forms and any and all hate groups that support it", Senior Director of Public Relations at the company Peter Collins told the Courier-Journal. He added that the company doesn't want "these individuals or groups to buy our pizza". I'm not just saying this to fall on the right side of history, as I have yet to meet a single person who has said, "Yes". Papa John's did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the CEO's specific position on the white supremacist support for his company.

Ask yourself, have you ever heard such words uttered?

Papa John's Pizza (PZZA) disavowed white supremacist groups on Monday after a prominent neo-Nazi website endorsed the brand for its criticism of the NFL's handling of player protests.

John Schnatter (R), founder and chief executive of Papa John's Pizza, arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011.

Anyway, the overall point here is solid.

The pizza chain recently issued a statement condemning white supremacy after Schnatter's comments regarding National Football League protests landed the company the description of being "pro-White" and having "the official pizza of the alt-right". The Daily Stormer, the site that couldn't find a domain host after celebrating the Charlottesville killing, celebrated CEO John Schnatter's seemingly racist finger-pointing in a story last Thursday that features a pie with a pepperoni swastika. BTIG Research reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of Papa John's global in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Papa John's worldwide presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $79.56. Finally, Stephens lowered their price target on Papa John's global from $95.00 to $85.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th.

"The NFL has been a long and valued partner over the years".