Family of Colonel Sanders Attacks Former Papa Johns CEO After He Accuses the KFC Founder of Using the Word Nigger

The family of KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders has a bone to pick with ousted Papa Johns CEO John Schnatter after he accused Sanders of using the n-word.

Trigg Adams, the grandson of Sanders, fired back at Schnatter’s claims calling the disgraced Papa John’s founder a ‘weasel’.

‘Because he’s prejudiced, he’s trying to say somebody else was, too. (Sanders) had absolutely no prejudice against nobody,’ Adams told the Courier-Journal, adding that Schnatter’s claims are ‘an absolute lie’.

Adams, who said he worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken in the 1950s, said his grandfather had black employees working in his kitchen and never treated them – or anybody else – unfairly.

‘He loved anyone who he felt was kind and good and faithful,’ he told the outlet.

According to Adams, Sanders donated more than $20million to charities during his lifetime and never used race as a factor in who he gave his money to. Adams also said Sanders, who died in 1980, often donated to Christian denominations, including black churches.

‘There was no racism in him. To him, all people were equally children of God,’ Adams said.

Cindy Wurster Sjogren, who said she is Sanders’ great-granddaughter, posted a statement on Facebook lashing out at Schnatter, 56.

‘I knew my great-grandfather very well into my early 20s and I can say with 100% complete confidence that he was not a racist and never said what John Schnatter accused him of saying. My entire family can vouch for this. My Grandpa was very tolerant of all races and religions,’ she wrote.

‘He was known to throw around a few cuss words, but never a racial slur. For this man to use the Colonel as a scapegoat for his own horrible, disgusting mouth and racists beliefs is inexcusable. At least use someone who is alive so they can defend themselves. Shame on you, John Schnatter.’

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Source: Daily Mail