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Shaq Stars in Carnival Cruise Safety Video, Plans to Open Papa John's at Every Black College

October 17, 2019


Photo by Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP

Renaissance man Shaquille O'Neal has a lot going on this week. For starters, he just took a job at Carnival Cruises as their "Chief Fun Officer"--or at least that's what he's called in a 13-minute passenger safety video the company debuted this week. "As Chief Fun Officer, I take safety as seriously as I take fun," Shaq says in the clip, which ends with him dancing in a one-person conga line. Meanwhile, The Blast reports that Shaq is launching an initiative to open a Papa John's pizzeria at every historically black college and university in the U.S. The 47-year-old NBA legend became the company's brand ambassador earlier this year after disgraced founder "Papa" John Schnatter resigned in late 2017 for dropping an n-bomb on a conference call.