John Schnatter’s interview with WDRB included remarks similar to those he has previously made regarding his separation from Papa John’s Pizza.
In case you haven’t noticed over the past month, the Papa is on TikTok. And it is exactly the viewing experience you may expect from the enigmatic and controversial figure.
“Papa” John Schnatter, the founder and embattled former CEO of Papa John’s, only joined the hottest social media site on April 22, but he has already made a splash.
In one of his most recent videos from last week, Schnatter showed off his $11 -million mansion in Anchorage, giving an MTV “Cribs”-style tour.
“Howdy, Papa John, and welcome to my crib,” Schnatter says in the doorway to his estate at the beginning of the video.
Schnatter proceeded to showcase a wooden clock modeled after two eagles mating in the air.
“Eagles go up several thousand feet and mate all the way down,” Schnatter said. “Right before they hit, they separate so they don’t get hurt or killed. Perfect timing.”
If you were thinking you would get a full tour of Schnatter’s mansion, you were sorely mistaken.
After explaining the eagle clock, Schnatter went to the entrance of his library. But instead of going in to the room, the Papa teased viewers, saying “stay tuned, you’ve gotta keep following.”
“Maybe next time. Maybe,” Schnatter said with a sly wink before the video cut out.
This is not the first time Schnatter has used TikTok over the past month to flaunt his wealth.
In one video from last month, the native of Jeffersonville, Indiana, dramatically walked up to his own personal helicopter, asking viewers if they wanted to see the “Papa Choppa” with “Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G. playing in the background.
And in a separate video, Schnatter took his 1971 Chevorlet Camaro Z28 out for a joy ride on his property.
Schnatter’s TikTok fame — he has more than 121,000 followers — comes several months after he gave an interview with a local television station in which he said he “had over 40 (Papa John’s) pizzas in the last 30 days” and “it’s not the same pizza.”
Meme fanatics had a heyday with Schnatter’s comments, as the video of the Jeffersonville native talking about his pizza consumption went viral. But in a podcast released in February, Schnatter said he hadn’t actually eaten 40 pizzas in 30 days.
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