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Barilla pasta executive in hot water for anti-gay comments (Note how MSM's editorializes)
New York Daily News ^ | 09/27/2013 | BY BETH STEBNER

Posted on 09/27/2013 7:07:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Ciao, Barilla!

The alleged anti-gay comments of a famous Italian pasta baron have left a bad taste in the mouths of millions after saying outright that he doesn't agree with homosexual values.

Guido Barilla, the chairman of Italy's world-famous Barilla pasta, sparked outrage after saying on an Italian radio show that he would only feature the "classic family" in his advertisements.

Adding insult to injury, he said that those who weren't welcoming his worldview to just buy another brand of pasta.

Speaking on Italy's Radio 24 on Wednesday, the 55-year-old, a fourth-generation Barilla, said: "I would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don't agree with them. Ours is a classic family where the woman plays a fundamental role."

Barilla added that if gays "like our pasta and our advertising, they'll eat our pasta; if they don't like it then they will not eat them and they will eat another brand."

The statement has got Barilla in a pot of hot water, as pro-gay groups are calling for a protest of the pasta brand's vast amount of goods — from spaghetti to sauces.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barilla; barillapasta; gay; gaymarriage; homosexuality
So, my dear objective ladies and gentlemen of the jury (whether you are gay or straight ), how is this statement anti-gay? :

"I would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don't agree with them. Ours is a classic family where the woman plays a fundamental role. If gays "like our pasta and our advertising, they'll eat our pasta; if they don't like it then they will not eat them and they will eat another brand."

1 posted on 09/27/2013 7:07:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I eat barilla all the time, and I’m going to continue to do so.

Good for them.


2 posted on 09/27/2013 7:08:43 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Not so fast.

He already apologized and walked back his comments.


3 posted on 09/27/2013 7:10:00 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The alleged anti-gay comments of a famous Italian pasta baron have left a bad taste in the mouths of millions after saying outright that he doesn't agree with homosexual values.

Millions? Really? And what proof do you have?

4 posted on 09/27/2013 7:10:12 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: SeekAndFind

SOME HEADLINES I READ FROM GOOGLE:

“Barilla Pasta Chairman Tells Gays To ‘Go And Eat Another Brand’ “ (From the Chicagoist )

“Italian pasta baron’s anti-gay comment prompts boycott call” — Reuters

Barilla: ‘Gays can eat someone else’s pasta’ — New York Post

Gay Rights Advocates Boycott Barilla After President of Pasta Maker’s Remarks — ABC News

Why Barilla Pasta CEO Is So Clueless About Gays — Huffington Post

Barilla Pasta Chairman: We’ll Never Work with Gays — Hollywood Gossip

Read more headlines here:

https://news.google.com/news?ncl=d4BAHzh8fIdzZnMlPYRvEYA2nAZuM&q=barilla+pasta+gay+advertisement&lr=English&hl=en


5 posted on 09/27/2013 7:10:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Responsibility2nd
Link...

Barilla President Apologizes for Comments About Gays

Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:13:33 PM · by barmag25 · 66 replies

6 posted on 09/27/2013 7:11:24 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; chris37

Barilla Chairman Stands By Anti-Gay Ad Policy, Citing Family Values

See here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/26/barilla-apology_n_3997937.html


7 posted on 09/27/2013 7:13:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Barilla is good pasta.

We have quite a bit stored already.

But I’ll make sure to buy even more from now on.


8 posted on 09/27/2013 7:13:45 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll have to go buy some more now. I love their pasta. It doesn’t fall apart like some. I have quite a bit in my SHTF supply.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 7:17:24 AM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind
So now, pro-family comments are construed as anti-gay?

At least one doesn't have to wonder where Barilla brant pasta has been before it gets to your table, if you catch my drift.

10 posted on 09/27/2013 7:19:05 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

We all know — IT IS NOT ABOUT TOLERANCE, IT IS ABOUT JAMMING THEIR LIFESTYLE DOWN OUR COLLECTIVE THROATS, FORCING YOU AND ME TO CELEBRATE IT BY COERCION.


11 posted on 09/27/2013 7:20:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Did not recognize the name, but we do have it in the pantry:

And now we will have more!

12 posted on 09/27/2013 7:21:10 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Gay Mafia wins again.


13 posted on 09/27/2013 7:22:06 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Once again proving that “tolerance” is not the end-goal for the pro-homosexual agenda. Nothing but complete approval and acceptance will do. Remember, with militant liberals, tolerance is a one-way street.


14 posted on 09/27/2013 7:24:16 AM PDT by reegs
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To: SeekAndFind

Where can I get a “I love a Barilla” bumper sticker?


15 posted on 09/27/2013 7:24:37 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: SeekAndFind

In the new Amerika anyone who doesn’t agree with the homosexual lifestyle is considered a hateful bigot. That’s what happened with my family when I opposed my cousin’s gay lifestyle, this stuff tears families apart. The gays want everyone to be miserable like them and destroy the family.


16 posted on 09/27/2013 7:29:00 AM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tolerance of all is the most important value! Henceforth anyone found to lack sufficient tolerance will be ostracized in disgrace! We will not tolerate intolerance!


17 posted on 09/27/2013 7:29:20 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

We’ve gotten to the point where there are certain truths that you know and practice, but don’t publicly express. Otherwise the thought police will come down on you.

The pasta guy can’t say what he thinks, but he can practice it. No fags in the commercials. No comment on why.

I recall growing up that this is how things were done in the good old USSR.


18 posted on 09/27/2013 7:29:48 AM PDT by henkster (democrats will sacrifice the lives of our servicemen so 0bama doesn't look bad.)
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To: SeekAndFind

bump


19 posted on 09/27/2013 7:30:21 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SeekAndFind

I am a little confused as to why we even care how Barilla spends his advertizing dollars and the choices that they make in the type of advertizing that they believe is most effective.

Isn’t the point to extoll the product...not the vices of those who consume it ?


20 posted on 09/27/2013 7:37:22 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: SeekAndFind
if they don't like it then they will not eat them and they will eat another brand."

In no way did he tell gays not to eat his pasta. He was very clear saying if they didn’t like their ads, that they would choose to eat another pasta brand. MSM cannot ever get anything straight (pun intended).

21 posted on 09/27/2013 7:44:16 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: SeekAndFind
As a pre-diabetic, I no longer eat pasta. But I may buy a box this weekend to support the guy.

I saw this on the local news this morning. The newsbabe read the story as if she assumed everyone would be offended by Barilla's "anti-gay" comments.

22 posted on 09/27/2013 7:46:35 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SeekAndFind
how is this statement anti-gay?

Homosexual dogma: Anything that is not pro-homosexual is anti-homosexual.

23 posted on 09/27/2013 7:47:36 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is no bad taste in my mouth from this statement.

That bad taste in the mouth of the queers is probably from the fromunda cheese.


24 posted on 09/27/2013 7:47:42 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: clintonh8r

RE: Homosexual dogma: Anything that is not pro-homosexual is anti-homosexual.

So, to quote Dubya: “You’re either with us or against us”?


25 posted on 09/27/2013 7:48:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: pepsi_junkie

RE: Tolerance of all is the most important value! Henceforth anyone found to lack sufficient tolerance will be ostracized in disgrace

How do you tolerate something you agree with? Implicit in tolerance is — DISAGREEMENT.

You only tolerate what you disagree with, not what you agree with.

So, by disagreeing with gays but still allowing them the freedom to practice their lifestyle as log as it doesn’t affect yours or mine, isn’t that TOLERANCE?

We’ve do distorted the meaning of words that they’ve practically lost their meaning.


26 posted on 09/27/2013 7:53:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll have to write to Barilla and thank them for keeping the queer agenda out of their pasta.

I’m going to stock up on some too.


27 posted on 09/27/2013 8:03:28 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is one upside down world.

We are now fighting for “tolerance” for defending traditional families.

It seems we are no longer allowed to believe what our Judeo Christian beliefs and foundation have always taught us. They are telling us to condemn what our Bible says - we cannot even think, let alone voice this belief.


28 posted on 09/27/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: SeekAndFind

The NY Daily News is a paper written for the just-barely literate. It is so dumbed-down that a well-trained chimpanzee would be able to read it and understand it. It uses language that is an insult to any third grader.

What it lacks in intelligence, it makes up for in hype, splash, and exclamation marks.

It is just the paper for the low-information voter who voted for 0bama.


29 posted on 09/27/2013 8:30:41 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably not.


30 posted on 09/27/2013 8:31:02 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: chris37

Pasta thrives in hot water.


31 posted on 09/27/2013 9:02:35 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: SeekAndFind
Today's Pasta Lesson

ORECCHIONE = "Big Ear", Slang for Queer, Sodomite.

ORECCHIETE = "Cute little ears," a type of pasta shaped like, well you got it. Made by Barilla.

32 posted on 09/27/2013 11:56:18 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: SeekAndFind

POLL TO FREEP ON GAY MARRIAGE BAN:

http://www.nwitimes.com/

Scroll down right side.


33 posted on 09/29/2013 8:14:47 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Sans-Culotte

Barilla was flying off the shelves at my local supermarket today. Some more “progressive” independent stores apparently have pulled it.


34 posted on 09/29/2013 8:48:20 PM PDT by matt04
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Publix has a buy one, get one free deal on Barilla sauce today...and I think tomorrow, also.

Leni

35 posted on 09/29/2013 8:53:07 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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