Ex-Papa John’s CEO can't understand why people called him a racist after it took him 20 months to stop saying N-word
FILE PHOTO: John Schnatter (R), founder of Papa John's Pizza, arrives at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

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."


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: