Barilla Pasta Chairman: We'll Never Work with Gays

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We may soon have another Chick-fil-A situation on our hands.

In an interview on an Italian radio show today, Barilla Group Chairman Guido Barilla said his company would never run an ad with a "homosexual couple." He then explained why:

"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."

According to a Reuters translation, Barilla said of any firestorm that may come his way as a result of this stance: "If [gays] don’t like it, they will not eat it and they will eat another brand."

In June of last year, Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy made it clear that he's an opponent of gay marriage.

It was then revealed that the chain donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT rights movements, prompting a boycott from activities and other offended by these revelations.

Now, many in Hollywood are reacting in a similar way to Barilla's remarks.

“Barilla has a right to believe whatever they want," Chrissy Teigen  Tweeted. "And I have the right to boycott them or fully fund a gay porn made in a tub of linguine.”

Adds author Jodi Picoult: “Thinking of lasagne? Skip over Barilla pasta."

Barilla later apologized for his remarks, saying in a statement: “I only wanted to underline the central role of the woman in the family.”

Still... many are pissed. Are you among them? And should folks boycott this pasta brand in response?

 

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Honestly, gays are wrong.... adam in eve, not adam in steve... god made man and women to procreate the world, not be gay within it... in all religions, they look down upon gays, and theres a reason why too.... CAUSE ITS NOT NATURAL! open ur damn eyes and stop bandwagoning... now, i dont hate gays, i just hate the decision their making.... i actually have gay friends, but i wish they were straight, in order to save their soul and make the world a natural order..... :)

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BRAVISSIMO !!!! SEHR GUT ... !!!! NO !!! TO PERVS !!! NO TO JEWS AND ARABS !!! NO TO NIGGERS !!!! WAR !!! IT'S TIME TO CLEANSE THE WHITE WORLD OF THIS VERMIN AND THE TRAITORS THAT HAVE STABBED OUR BACKS !!!!

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Good grief! Just bc a company doesn't agree with something doesn't mean they are "anti whatever" If you don't like their pasta then don't buy it.

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@ Jenn

True. So true! So many sensitive sissies out there.

Tammy j
@ Quit crying

No, it's considered prejudice. Also, if they won't run an ad with a gay couple, that must mean they do not have gay employees, against the law not to hire someone for their personal sexual orientation.

Tammy j
@ Tammy J

I had a few more paragraphs, but I guess it didn't work right. But you got my jist.

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