Papa John’s Pizza founder and former CEO John Schnatter has come under fire again after making insensitive comments about property loss amid the wrath of Hurricane Ian.
Schnatter was interviewed this week on OAN Cable News, where he opened up about how he “lost a house” during the storm.
The interviewer pointed out that Schnatter took the call from one of his other homes in Park City, Utah, and that the images on the screen of his home in Naples, Florida, which appeared to be “completely submerged” and the sight “heartbreaking.” called. “
The interviewer asked Schnatter, who has no meteorological experience, how bad the situation was in Florida, although he had previously noted that he was not there.
“That gives you a little bit of perspective, the pictures, of how devastating this storm is. I’m not really worried about myself because I have the resources and the team and the institutional knowledge, but you just can’t imagine how bad this is is,” said Schnatter. “My heart goes out to the people of Florida. Yes, I have lost a house, but they have lost everything.’
Most social media users seemed aggravated or downright confused as to why Schnatter was chosen of all people as the “hurricane expert” for the segment.
I’m not worried because I have 600 million and can afford good insurance. OP is ridiculous.
— chris ream (@tiredofita11) October 4, 2022
what does papa john know about hurricane ian that i don’t?
— b (@bbubbleguts) October 4, 2022
Bro, who cares what Daddy John has to say about Hurricane Ian
— FrostSailsYT (@FrostSails) October 4, 2022
Papa John lives in the mountain town of Park City, UT… the last time we experienced a hurricane was never https://t.co/jNr3LjgvMj
— Graham-Daddy (@The_Local_Yocal) October 4, 2022
Unless Papa John gives free pizza to hurricane victims, I don’t want to hear from him.
— Troy Minos (@TroyMinos) October 4, 2022
Schnatter’s net worth is estimated at $500 million. The pizza founder owns multiple homes, including a 16-acre main house called the “Papa Castle” in Louisville, Kentucky. He reportedly bought it for $11 million.
schnatter resigned as CEO of his company in 2018 after expressing his dissatisfaction with the NFL’s support for the kneeling protests that were sweeping the field. Papa John’s is a sponsor of the NFL.
Months later, he was ousted as chairman of the pizza chain’s board of directors after a leaked conference call revealed that he had made racist comments while discussing his claim with the NFL.
daddy johns was down about 40% in a period of a year from Wednesday afternoon.