Former Papa John's CEO John Schnatter resigned after he was accused of using the N-word during a company conference call in May 2018. But according to Schnatter, he's kicked the habit.
Speaking to OAN about "cancel culture," Schnatter explained that he couldn't understand why people were so up in arms and why his public board would call him a racist, "when they know [I'm] not a racist."
"I used to lay in bed thinking, how did they do this?" he lamented. "And we've had three goals for the last 20 months to get rid of this N-word in my vocabulary, and dictionary, and everything else. Because it's just not true. Figure out how they did this and get on with my life."
Papa John’s ex-CEO says he’s been working for the last 20 months “to get rid of this N-word in my vocabulary” (h/t… https://t.co/JVeIvGospn— philip lewis (@philip lewis) 1615225970.0
When Schnatter said that he was trying to uncover "how they did this," it's unclear what he meant as he was the one who resigned from his position.
Charles Duhigg writes in The Power of Habit that it typically takes an average of 66 days to make something a habit.
See how folks responded to Schnatter below:
Papa John ex CEO said it took 20 months to learn how to not say the "N" word. In less than 20 months, we developed… https://t.co/CnYDXTm4KR— Amy Lynn ✡️🍭🌊 (@Amy Lynn ✡️🍭🌊) 1615228599.0
"My name is Papa John and its been four months, three weeks and six days since I've said the n-word" *deafening applause*— Trill Withers (@Trill Withers) 1615227739.0
@MaxAMaxim @Phil_Lewis_ @mount_bees If it's taking that long I think it's time to give up and just move to Alabama— 🇺🇸sexymanAOC🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸sexymanAOC🇺🇸) 1615228125.0
papa john the last 20 months everytime he hears the letter "N" https://t.co/atcSSA0Juj— CEO™ of shit¶osting (@CEO™ of shit¶osting) 1615228875.0
@RexChapman @Phil_Lewis_ @mount_bees nothin' like going on OAN to remove any doubts of racism...WTF— Le Promotion Viper 🇫🇷 (@Le Promotion Viper 🇫🇷) 1615229949.0
Papa John says he’s been working for 20 months to stop saying the n-word. Funny, I’ve gone over 45 years without… https://t.co/ckE1g4SxAM— Erie, not the spooky Eerie🇺🇸 (@Erie, not the spooky Eerie🇺🇸) 1615228982.0
Anyone when they see Papa John trending https://t.co/WcQQGMMR60— Pizza Dad (@Pizza Dad) 1615229156.0
@IrreverentDuo @Phil_Lewis_ @mount_bees 🤣🤣🤣🤣— Riva (@Riva) 1615233972.0
The ex-CEO of Papa John has spent 20 months trying to reduce his use of the n-word. How many times per day was he… https://t.co/hc6ytA1AZq— JRehling (@JRehling) 1615229632.0
@BokaLaBoca @Phil_Lewis_ @mount_bees https://t.co/bCEOj608GI— Fultz4thewin (@Fultz4thewin) 1615233642.0
Keep working the program, Papa John. We're all pulling for you. https://t.co/2iQiOwCqOl— Onward and Upward (@Onward and Upward) 1615228960.0
@ReallyDanWeiner @Phil_Lewis_ @mount_bees keep this journey a private one https://t.co/4HTKWTKbyd— Krista Rose (@Krista Rose) 1615229099.0
papa john post your n word routine. how many reps you doing a day, what volume, solo or partner lift, etc https://t.co/G6PQAfsJmX— Nathan Bernhardt (@Nathan Bernhardt) 1615227605.0
this man been in rehab for being racist longer than we've been in this phantasia. now how pic.twitter.com/68iTJDQV0N
— sɪᴍᴏɴᴇ ᴍɪssɪᴄᴋ sᴛᴀɴ ᴀᴄᴄᴏᴜɴᴛ (@heyyitsjanea) March 8, 2021
papa john halfway through his journey to stop saying the n-word https://t.co/FoUG4oxFqg— Aaron West (@Aaron West) 1615226103.0
@KobesBurner_v2 @clarencehilljr @Phil_Lewis_ @mount_bees 50-11 times per day.— Revelations getting impatient... (@Revelations getting impatient...) 1615229758.0
I have managed to go through my 33 years on this earth without saying it once, and I will gladly consult with Papa John to help him through this. My prices start at a reasonable 10,000 dollars a session, DMs are open
— Katinum Swagerty (@Khatmandont) March 8, 2021
@RicoSuaveJD @Phil_Lewis_ @mount_bees I don't think in my 60 years on this earth I have said this word, even in lyr… https://t.co/cjEjxf2OuQ— Lauzoo (@Lauzoo) 1615231816.0
Found the Papa John n-word jar https://t.co/9NsX0XBorx— orko forgot his bio (@orko forgot his bio) 1615229865.0
@oklatexahomas @Phil_Lewis_ @mount_bees The greasy hair look does not make me want to order pizza from this man. I… https://t.co/VgzsnhOQkl— Cheryl Corgi (@Cheryl Corgi) 1615229432.0
Papa John approaching racism like he's in a 12-step program lmao https://t.co/Eme95tCoRn— Tyler Conway (@Tyler Conway) 1615228088.0