Barilla Pasta Chairman Says He Hates Gays, Then Takes it Back

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September 27, 2013 by gabnormal

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Wednesday, chairman Guido Barilla of Barilla pasta took to the Italian radio to tell everyone that he will never use homosexual couples in Barilla adverts, nor does he approve of adoption into gay families.

Barilla also said, “I would never do an advert with a homosexual family…. If the gays don’t’ like it they can go and eat another brand.”

Keeping up with his spew of anti-gay sentiments, the chairman went on to say “For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the fundamental values of the company…I have no respect for adoption by gay families because this concerns a person who is not able to choose.”

The company later issued an apology, where Barilla said, “I have the utmost respect for homosexuals and for freedom of expression to anyone. I also said and repeat that I respect marriages between persons of the same sex. Barilla in its advertising has always chosen to represent the family because this is a symbol of welcome…for all.”

All of this is in light of the company’s mission to bring back the family dinner. Their Share the Table project provides stats on how important it is for families to make time to eat together and the benefits from nightly family meals.

Unless they’re gay. In which case Barilla the chairman would rather the family didn’t even eat his pasta in the first place.

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