Pizza leader”Papa” John Schnatter is not impressed with the pies his fans have been showing him on TikTok.
The founder and former CEO and spokesman for his eponymous pizza chain has been reacting to videos and pictures of not-so-great-looking food from Papa John’s and everywhere on his popular TikTok account.
“When I said the caliber at #PapaJohns has gone down since I left, this is exactly what I meant,” he wrote on one video of a client’s burnt pizza.
The movie reveals a diner picking up a part of the blackened pizza that they maintained was from Papa John’s and hitting it against the cardboard box it was delivered .
“Holy s–,” Schnatter said in his movie .” How do you — you have to try to burn a pizza. That’s got to be intentional. That has got to be planted. That can not be real life. No!”
In another TikTok, Schnatter imposes himself jokingly clutching his heart above a message showing a pizza so disfigured that it appears like it might have been carried on its side.
“How can that even happen,” he captioned the video.
The deposed founder was a vocal critic of the Kentucky-based Papa John’s because he was forced to resign in 2018 with a racial slur on a business call.
Schnatter has claimed his innocence in that incident, which resulted in his ousting from the corporation. Last month, during an appearance on FOX Business, he claimed that he’d been”set up” by members of their company board of directors.
Another TikTok reveals Schnatter miming gagging as he responds to a movie from a girl who said her Papa John’s order mistakenly came with all the grease-encrusted pan under her breadsticks.
Since he left Papa John’s, Schnatter has become a decent following on TikTok, with over 458,000 followers. His most recent pizza response video has attracted 1.3 million views so far.
He is not only using the platform to dip his former business. Schnatter has also been reacting to additional pizza concoctions, such as the other TikToker’s”pizza fried rice.”
“I will pass,” Schnatter concludes from the video.