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  • Italian pasta baron's anti-gay comment prompts boycott call

    09/26/2013 11:13:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 62 replies ^ | Sept. 26, 2013 | Reuters
    Guido Barilla, chairman of the world's leading pasta manufacturer, prompted calls for a consumer boycott on Thursday after telling Italian radio his company would never use a gay family in its advertising. "I would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don't agree with them.
  • New Slogans for Barilla pasta? [add yours!] [vanity]

    09/28/2013 7:22:19 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 58 replies
    me ^ | 9/28/2013 | me
    Now that Barilla has fully caved to the Gaystapo, I think it's time for a new slogan for their pasta brand. Please add your suggestions.
  • Guido Barilla Video Apology to Gays

    09/28/2013 3:59:36 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 89 replies
    Facebook of Barilla Pasta Co ^ | September 27, 2013 | Guido Barilla
    "Yesterday I apologized for offending many people around the world. Today I am repeating that apology," ... "Through my entire life I have always respected every person I've met, including gays and their families, without any distinction. I've never discriminated against anyone." ... "I have heard the countless reactions around the world to my words, which have depressed and saddened me," ... "It is clear that I have a lot to learn about the lively debate concerning the evolution of the family. In the coming weeks, I pledge to meet representatives of the group that best represent the evolution of...
  • U.S. rights groups urge boycott of Barilla pasta after anti-gay remarks

    09/27/2013 9:58:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    Yahoo! News Singapore / Reuters ^ | September 27, 2013 | Victoria Cavaliere
    U.S. and international gay rights supporters called on Friday for a boycott of Italian pasta maker Barilla, whose chairman said he would never feature a gay family in its advertising. The comments sparked a firestorm of protest on social media and resulted in online petitions in English, German and Italian, including one by Italian playwright and Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo. A petition started by Beth Allen, a Takoma Park, Maryland, mother of two and a lesbian, garnered 85,000 signatures by Friday evening. (Petition: "Guido Barilla made it clear how he felt about families like mine by saying...
  • Barilla Pasta Defies Media, Speaks for Children’s Rights

    09/27/2013 7:17:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    First Things ^ | September 26, 2013 | Matthew Schmitz
    The head of Barilla pasta says he won’t run advertisements featuring gay couples, citing his belief that children deserve a mother and father: Guido Barilla, whose firm has almost half the Italian pasta market and a quarter of that in the US, told Italy’s La Zanzara radio show last night: “I would never do an advert with a homosexual family…if the gays don’t like it they can go an eat another brand.“For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the fundamental values of the company.”He added: “Everyone has the right to do what they want without disturbing...
  • Barilla: ‘Gays can eat someone else’s pasta’

    09/26/2013 2:50:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 131 replies ^ | September 26, 2013 | Bruce Golding
    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 world’s 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...
  • Barilla pasta executive in hot water for anti-gay comments (Note how MSM's editorializes)

    09/27/2013 7:07:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 09/27/2013 | BY BETH STEBNER
    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)...
  • Barilla President Apologizes for Comments About Gays

    09/26/2013 3:13:33 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 85 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/26/13 | By SUSANNA KIM
    The president of Barilla is apologizing for saying that he would never use a gay family in the pasta maker's ads. Guido Barilla said in an Italian radio interview that his pasta is for the traditional family and said gay people could eat another pasta if they did not like his message. "We accept his invitation to not eat his pasta," said Aurelio Mancuso, president of gay-rights group Equality Italia, in a statement in Italian. Boycotting Twitter users shared the hashtag #boicottabarilla, or "boycott Barilla." But Barilla quickly walked back his comments.