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Thu Sep 26, 2013, 01:41 PM

Head of Barilla pasta company: Gays can eat someone else’s pasta [View all]

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This was posted in the LGBT group but I think it needs a broader DU audience.

No more Barilla pasta products for me!

Head of Barilla pasta company: Gays can eat someone else’s pasta

Guido Barilla, president of the family-owned Barilla pasta company, said in a radio interview on Wednesday that his company only supports “the traditional family” and that LGBT people “can go eat someone else’s pasta.” According to John Aravosis at Americablog, Barilla has since backtracked on his remarks somewhat, but many LGBT people around the world are reacting angrily to the slam by the head of the massive, global brand.

“We won’t include gays in our ads, because we like the traditional family,” Barilla told an interviewer. “If gays don’t like it, they can always eat another brand of pasta. Everyone is free to do what they want, provided it doesn’t bother anyone else.”

Barilla said today that he meant no ill will toward LGBT people with his remarks, saying in a statement, “With reference to statements made yesterday, I apologize if my words have generated controversy or misunderstanding, or if they have hurt the sensibilities of some people. In the interview I simply wanted to highlight the central role of the woman in the family.”

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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/26/head-of-barilla-pasta-company-gays-can-eat-someone-elses-pasta/


Edited to add contact info for anyone interested in letting Guido know how you feel:

Thanks, SoLeftIAmRight (loved typing that!) from post #110:

CONTACT NUMBER 800-922-7455 - Let them know how you feel.

Thanks, rrneck from post #39: Link to respond:

http://www.barillagroup.com/corporate/en/home/talk-to-barilla/azienda/form/untitled.html

Ha! They must be getting a lot of responses. That link is slow as molasses!

This might be a quicker link: http://www.barillagroup.com/corporate/en/home/talk-to-barilla.html

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