Barilla Pasta President: Gays Can Eat...

Barilla Pasta President: Gays Can Eat Another Brand

There are 163 comments on the EDGE story from Sep 26, 2013, titled Barilla Pasta President: Gays Can Eat Another Brand. In it, EDGE reports that:

Is the Barilla pasta company about to get Chick-fil-A'd? The Italian food company's president, Guido Barilla, has come under fire after making controversial comments about the LGBT community when he appeared on Italy's La Zanzara radio show Wednesday night, the British newspaper the Independent reports.

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“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#1 Sep 26, 2013
No problem. There are at least 25 different brands of pasta on the shelf in my local grocery store. I'll be more than happy to buy those instead.

I especially love it when bigots put themselves out there like this and make it really easy for me to spend my money somewhere else.

Thanks, Barilla!!

“A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES”

Since: Aug 08

MUST BEGIN WITH A SINGLE STEP!

#2 Sep 26, 2013
To me, pasta is pasta and I don't need to buy Barilla anything, so I won't!!!
Brian

Attleboro, MA

#3 Sep 26, 2013
Barilla pasta is just okay. Their sauce is awful.
I don't buy it anyway. Let the Christians support and eat it.

“RAINBOW POWER!”

Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#4 Sep 26, 2013
Barilla is now added to my boycott list.

“Equality for ALL”

Since: Jul 10

Massachusetts

#5 Sep 26, 2013
Strange business practice. I thought businesses want the largest market share for their products.

You don't want me buying your products? Okay, I'll stop and I will encourage family and friends to stop buying your products as well.
Gremlin

Hermitage, PA

#9 Sep 26, 2013
Barilla has made a phony apology for his anti gay comments. He doesn't like gays, but doesn't mind it one bit when gay people buy his products. More money in his pocket.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#10 Sep 26, 2013
Getting "Chick-fil-A'd" means getting a sharp uptick in business as people rush to support a company whose leader has the balls to stand up to the gay mafia. Never cared before what brand pasta I buy. Now I and millions like me CARE. Barilla it will be from now on.
Gremlin

Hermitage, PA

#11 Sep 26, 2013
Chance wrote:
Getting "Chick-fil-A'd" means getting a sharp uptick in business as people rush to support a company whose leader has the balls to stand up to the gay mafia. Never cared before what brand pasta I buy. Now I and millions like me CARE. Barilla it will be from now on.
"The Gay Mafia?" LOL! Gay people don't go aroung assaulting and killing people because of thier sexual orientation....you straight pigs do. YOU are the problem.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#12 Sep 26, 2013
I always bought Prince because they were located in a city I grew up in but I'm switching to Barilla. I think gay ads are offensive. I never ate at a Chick-fil-A until I heard of the gay boycott. I started visiting them. I don't drink but I went and bought a bottle of Russian Standard Platinum just to have on hand. We did stop shopping at JC Penney though, I think everyone else did too.

Barilla said he preferred the "traditional family" in his ads. Why are gays offended? They must know they aren't traditional.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#13 Sep 26, 2013
Who cares what some billionaire pasta makers does or says. He just cost his company a ton of sales. Meanwhile he'll continue screwing his hired prostitute of a mistress. That's his kind of family value.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#15 Sep 26, 2013
Wondering wrote:
I always bought Prince because they were located in a city I grew up in but I'm switching to Barilla. I think gay ads are offensive. I never ate at a Chick-fil-A until I heard of the gay boycott. I started visiting them. I don't drink but I went and bought a bottle of Russian Standard Platinum just to have on hand. We did stop shopping at JC Penney though, I think everyone else did too.
Barilla said he preferred the "traditional family" in his ads. Why are gays offended? They must know they aren't traditional.
I stopped shopping at Penney's when the gay crap started. Only went back when I got my $10 coupon on any amount. Bought something for $10.41 cents. Sixty cents of that amount was tax. I'll go back when I get another $10 coupon and do the same thing.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#16 Sep 26, 2013
Gremlin wrote:
<quoted text>"The Gay Mafia?" LOL! Gay people don't go aroung assaulting and killing people because of thier sexual orientation....you straight pigs do. YOU are the problem.
No, they just kill businesses with all their lawsuits, which takes away people's livelihoods.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#17 Sep 26, 2013
Culo Stupido!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#20 Sep 26, 2013
They make some better than average pasta sauces ... that I can do without.

Like I don't know how to make pasta and sauces from scratch.

Sheesh!

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#21 Sep 26, 2013
We have some barilla linguine, but when it's gone, we will NOT buy it anymore. Besides, we got a pasta maker for a wedding gift 5 years ago, and we've never used it, so....

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#22 Sep 26, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
We have some barilla linguine, but when it's gone, we will NOT buy it anymore. Besides, we got a pasta maker for a wedding gift 5 years ago, and we've never used it, so....
Making pasta from scratch is fun, and there's almost limitless things to do with a good pasta maker. You've got to give dark and white chocolate angel hair a try as a topping or side garnish for some stellar deserts.
david traversa

Argentina

#23 Sep 27, 2013
Pasta is just so much junk .. I like it myself but knowing full well it does nothing for my health .. Eat potatoes instead ; they are loaded with potassium ( great for your heart) and seven other vitamins and minerals .. If you must eat pasta let it be the whole-wheat , dark kind ; it's slightly ( but only slightly ) less junky . Stay away from the Barilla garbage and from fried foods ; just look what it's done to the bigots ' brains !!
Pagasa is better anyway

Los Angeles, CA

#24 Sep 27, 2013
What a crappy pasta brand anyway, tastes like puke even with good sauce. I recommend Pagasa, way cheaper (less than a dollar per bag) and far higher quality. For sauce I recommend Ragu traditional, Classico organic, or Kroger traditional, all are 10x better than Bad-rilla.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#25 Sep 27, 2013
Wondering wrote:
I always bought Prince because they were located in a city I grew up in but I'm switching to Barilla. I think gay ads are offensive. I never ate at a Chick-fil-A until I heard of the gay boycott. I started visiting them. I don't drink but I went and bought a bottle of Russian Standard Platinum just to have on hand. We did stop shopping at JC Penney though, I think everyone else did too.
Barilla said he preferred the "traditional family" in his ads. Why are gays offended? They must know they aren't traditional.
They also mansplained that they didn't like ads with male couples because women belong in the kitchen. Do you share that belief as well?

Frankly, I think women still do the majority of grocery shopping in the US. And I'd be more concerned about offending that demographic than the gays. On the other hand, I think a lot of commercial kitchens are going to be highly offended by both comments.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#26 Sep 27, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
Who cares what some billionaire pasta makers does or says. He just cost his company a ton of sales. Meanwhile he'll continue screwing his hired prostitute of a mistress. That's his kind of family value.
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Really? How long do you think it will be until Huckabee et al declare "Barilla Appreciation Day?"

I can see it now: Shopping carts overflowing with Barilla pasta products emerging from grocery stores, pushed by dandies wearing tri-corner hats adorned by plumes of macaroni. The image is so amusing, it's almost worth having our heads handed to us again....

BTW: I don't think the homophobes won the Chick-Fil-A debacle. The chain may be doing quite well with their dedicated supporters, and they may not be harmed by the lack of visits by a demographic that had better taste to begin with. But the spectacle brought issues to the consciousness of a larger public that otherwise would have paid no attention. It's always good for our side when our issues are widely discussed.

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