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Gay rights activists in Italy have launched a boycott of the world's leading pasta maker after its chairman said he would only portray the "classic family" in his advertisements and, if people objected to that, they should feel free to eat a different kind of pasta.

Guido Barilla, who controls the fourth-generation Barilla Group family business with his two brothers, sparked outrage among activists, consumers and some politicians when he said he would not consider using a gay family to advertise Barilla pasta.

"For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the basic values of the company," he told Italian radio on Wednesday evening. "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 don't see things like they do and I think the family that we speak to is a classic family."

Asked what effect he thought his attitude would have on gay consumers of pasta, Barilla said: "Well, if they like our pasta and our message they will eat it; if they don't like it and they don't like what we say they will eat another."
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2 weeks, he caves

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-The-Artist- wrote:
2 weeks, he caves
An old man in Italy? Nah...they'll muzzle him and trot out a 30 yer old nephew to lick the gay's asses.

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Sep 26, 2013
 
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>An old man in Italy? Nah...they'll muzzle him and trot out a 30 yer old nephew to lick the gay's asses.
Ick, I may have to reconsider the forum left's "obsession" charge.
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If it is dried pasta Barilla, but the we make our own most.of the time. Recipe came from Italy though
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Sep 26, 2013
 
"If gays like our pasta and our advertising, they'll eat our pasta, if they don't like it then they will not eat it and they will eat another brand," he said.

Aurelio Mancuso, head of gay rights group Equality Italia, said Barilla's comments were an "offensive provocation" and called for a boycott of the company's pasta, sauces and snacks.

"We accept the invitation from the Barilla owner to not eat his pasta," Mancuso said. Many Italians used social media to voice support for a boycott.

Alessandro Zan, a gay member of parliament, said on Twitter: "You can't mess around with consumers, including gay ones."

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All 2% of them may stop buying your product.
Oh, the horror.
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Sep 26, 2013
 
Clearly a contrived boycott to encourage robots like Nate to buy cases of the stuff even though Ronzoni is better pasta.

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Big Johnson wrote:
Clearly a contrived boycott to encourage robots like Nate to buy cases of the stuff even though Ronzoni is better pasta.
Not even close to Prince:

https://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Sep 26, 2013
 
Mrs. rowdy buys Barilla exclusively. The best off the shelf sauces are by far Five Brothers, tomato basil being my favorite.

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Make your own pasta, really not that hard. Have to admit, store bought easier, less time consuming.

Pasta sauce, make my own. Sauce down a few tomatoes, toss in whatever I have on hand, a little olive oil, garlic, basil, oregano... yum.

If you don't like the product or the company and its policies, don't buy. Simple as that.
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rowdy01 wrote:
Mrs. rowdy buys Barilla exclusively. The best off the shelf sauces are by far Five Brothers, tomato basil being my favorite.
Pasta sause off the shelf? That is fine to feed prisoners but not close friends or loved ones.

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They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Pasta sause off the shelf? That is fine to feed prisoners but not close friends or loved ones.
Spookers, you are welcome to come over and make pasta sauce for us. Bring your retarded skunk. He can visit with mine.
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I really miss the days where you could choose how to spend your money in peace.

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-The-Artist- wrote:
2 weeks, he caves
He's already apologised and backtracked. Apparently sometime about the value women in the household was the intent of the comments?
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Wait what wrote:
I really miss the days where you could choose how to spend your money in peace.
How about the days when corporate executives simply kept their mouths shut while they amassed their billions?

Those were good times too.

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Wait what wrote:
I really miss the days where you could choose how to spend your money in peace.
Sadly, those days ended about 30 years ago with the South African divestment movement. What a paradise that led to, huh?
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Sep 27, 2013
 
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>Sadly, those days ended about 30 years ago with the South African divestment movement. What a paradise that led to, huh?
Boy howdy it is a terrible thing that people have the ability to join together, and use the latent collective bargaining power inherent in their spending authority to advocate for social causes.

Terrible.

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Duke for Mayor wrote:
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How about the days when corporate executives simply kept their mouths shut while they amassed their billions?
Those were good times too.
woof
Why can't they do both, talk and make money?

What are you, the cheka?

You care about corporate profits only in how much related government taxes your kind can collect for your schemes.

Gay boys push their activist agenda, and are shocked when they get feedback.

I'lll believe in marriage equality after a queer gives birth to a human due to an act of sodomy.

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Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Boy howdy it is a terrible thing that people have the ability to join together, and use the latent collective bargaining power inherent in their spending authority to advocate for social causes.
Terrible.
woof
It certainly didn't help the people of South Africa, did it?
A country with a space program, heavy industry and nuclear weapons reduced to third world status in a matter of a decade.
That was a crime.

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