Skip to comments.Barilla: ‘Gays can eat someone else’s pasta’
Posted on 09/26/2013 2:50:54 PM PDT by lowbridge
Anger is boiling over at the chairman of the Barilla pasta company after he vowed to only feature heterosexual couples in commercials and added that anyone offended by his anti-gay stance could buy a different brand of noodles.
Guido Barilla told Italian radio on Wednesday that he would never use a gay family to promote the worlds leading brand of pasta, according to The Guardian.
For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the basic values of the company, Barilla said. I would not do it but not out of a lack of respect for homosexuals who have the right to do what they want without bothering others
[but] I dont see things like they do and I think the family that we speak to is a classic family.
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I already only buy Barilla, as our family thinks its the best brand.”
Only brand I have purchased for several months now. Started buying them because they were the least expensive at the time. My Obama Stash Closet is full of them. Obama would be so proud /s/.
That is now our official pasta.
I buy Barilla often, mainly because it’s about the only brand that I’ve found that has orzo as part of the their line (at least where I shop).
I heard this company advertised on the radio, a catholic investment firm that only invests in companies who aren’t affiliated with things catholics would find immoral. I just wonder if there is any list available on what specific companies they invest in and have ruled out. It’d be a good way to develop a no-buy list.
same here... plus i like their commercials... very sweet...
I wasn’t going to, but maybe now I will.
We have always preferred Barilla. My wife likes to get their “Plus” pasta with some added protein and Omega 3, whatever that is.
Well. it’s Barilla for me from now on.
Well, that didn’t last long. Another thread says he’s already started apologizing.
I cant see that it is organic. Too bad.
Update from Barilla US Facebook:
“At Barilla, we consider it our mission to treat our consumers and partners as our neighbors with love and respect and to deliver the very best products possible. We take this responsibility seriously and consider it a core part of who we are as a family-owned company. While we cant undo recent remarks, we can apologize. To all of our friends, family, employees, and partners that we have hurt or offended, we are deeply sorry.”
They are also the only brand that carries pastina where I shop. I really love their products and have for quite some time.
He would lose a few customers but gain many more.
I have always chosen Barilla pasta as my selection when I buy dry pasta, primarily because it is the best of the brand names, but now I will buy it with added enthusiasm , and promote it at every opportunity including my cookbooks..
Today is turning out to be a great day for this Italian Chef.. :)
well I know what brand of pasta I’ll be buying from now on. Time to let the degenerates know they’ve gone too far. Bravo, Barilla!
Funny, that guy in that Barilla ad looks SO gay!
I’ve been using Barilla for over 30 years. Now i like it even more.
It figures. I’m glad God never has to apologize.
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