Papa John may have gone off the deep end after he was forced to resign by his board of directors in July 2018 and the internet can’t stop talking about it. For some reason, he sat down with a Kentucky news affiliate and admitted to eating 40 pizzas in 30 days, claiming they’re not the same as they used to be (maybe they’re good now?) and issuing a vague and ominous prediction for the future.
The Papa John interview is lovely pic.twitter.com/bpDMDm9t9G— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 26, 2019
He also managed to blame black people for his being fired from pizza for being racist.
“Steve Ritchie, Olivia Kirtley, the board of directors all used the black community and race as a way to steal the company,” John Schnatter said. “They stole the company, and now they’ve destroyed the company.”
He also said that some of the board members who fired him should be in jail, and then things got really weird. “Stay tuned. The day of reckoning will come,” he said. “The record will be straight.”
Papa John’s: There Will Come A Reckoning And If It Does Not Arrive Within The First Thirty Minutes The Reckoning Is Free— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) November 26, 2019
“Why not set the record straight now?” asked WDRB’s Stephan Johnson. “I mean, what is it about the record that’s not straight?”
That was the moment in which Schnatter decided to give the camera a slow-sprouting little smirk and the deep, quiet chuckle of a James Bond villain, repeating his initial suggestion as the lights glimmered off of his pizza sweats and strangely wet-looking hair.
So now everyone has one question. Is the Papa John’s guy okay?
papa john is clearly on what we call the “elvis life trajectory” where you rule the world for a decade or two then turn into a disgusting sweaty monster who gets winded from watching sports https://t.co/YRQHiJlsnH— pants archivist (@KrangTNelson) November 26, 2019
my soul will never be at ease until Ray Liotta plays Papa John https://t.co/9JpfkLtENC— Sarah Hagi (@geekylonglegs) November 26, 2019
Interviewer: Papa John, why don't you just set the record straight right now?— Bob Al-Greene 👓 (@BobAlGreene) November 26, 2019
Papa John: pic.twitter.com/VTpOixKCzO
Papa John launching nukes from his secret volcano lair where the lava is marinara and his chair is like a garlic knot or something I dunno you get the picture— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) November 26, 2019
Papa John looks like the guy in a zombie movie that gets bit and tries to hide it from the rest of the group pic.twitter.com/K3y0qkOIQZ— Scott (@_buhhh) November 26, 2019
Papa John looking like that Alien in MIB that needs sugar water constantly. pic.twitter.com/9alqtONnQn— Julio (@X_staythepath) November 26, 2019
Papa John has unlocked the level of Doing Perfectly Fine where he's somehow chopped-and-screwed his own voice. Looking forward to his next act! https://t.co/VXA88rYTBU— David Roth (@david_j_roth) November 26, 2019
“Homosexuality is an abomination!” shouted Papa John as he poured grease onto his head and called it a pizza. https://t.co/PCJvCKhci6— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 26, 2019
whenever louisville produces positive energy it must also produce chaotic energy in equal measure to balance it. that’s why your timeline is 100% lamar jackson and papa john— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) November 26, 2019
Woke up and the first thing I saw was stills from that Papa John's interview, so I'm calling Tuesday a wash, I don't mess with omens that strong, see you on Wednesday.— Dan Editor YouTube (@FoldableHuman) November 26, 2019
This is definitely going to be the weirdest thing to happen all week until you hear about the latest conspiracy theory from your relatives on Thanksgiving.