Pasta Wars :: Bertolli Responds to Rival Barilla With Gay-Friendly Ad

Sep 30, 2013 Full story: EDGE 39

It's been nearly a week since Barilla's president, Guido Barilla, made international headlines for saying he wouldn't use same-sex families in advertising and for condemning same-sex adoption.

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“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#1 Sep 30, 2013
I LOVE this ad!

“RAINBOW POWER!”

Since: Oct 08

I Am What I Am.

#2 Sep 30, 2013
LOL! Go Bertolli!
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Sep 30, 2013
Cute.

“ TRUTH : NOT EXPEDIENCE”

Since: Nov 07

town near Jax, Fl

#5 Sep 30, 2013
Mueller's would have a greater impact since they have a larger share of the market

Since: May 12

Livonia, MI

#9 Sep 30, 2013
Wilfred wrote:
From now on the ONLY pasta I buy is Barilla!
I only support companies that support morality, decency and family!
I didn't know you had to buy your own groceries in prison. Well, I guess they're cutting costs everywhere. Just don't drop the soap ... unless it's on purpose!!

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#10 Sep 30, 2013
Wilfred wrote:
From now on the ONLY pasta I buy is Barilla!
I only support companies that support morality, decency and family!
Will you be chucking your computer soon? PLEASE!

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#11 Sep 30, 2013
LOVE it! What a GREAT ad!

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#13 Oct 1, 2013
Loaded my cart up with Barilla this morning. Don't fear the gay bullies.

And Beetolli? Never heard of them.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#14 Oct 1, 2013
Wilfred wrote:
From now on the ONLY pasta I buy is Barilla!
I only support companies that support morality, decency and family!
What brand of computer do you have? Almost all the computer companies are INCREDIBLY gay supportive, providing health benefits for gay spouses, supporting pride events, and so on. What kind of computer do you have, and for ONCE, tell the truth.

Odd, when you have huge choices for what kind of pasta you shove down, you are Billy Boycott, but when it is something you need, that is also gay friendly, you ignore that completely. As if you are not loathsome enough, you can add HYPOCRISY to your crimes. Typical. A liar, a coward and a hypocrite. Doesn't get much lower than THAT!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#15 Oct 1, 2013
Advents wrote:
I can see it now. The add will say, "Buy Poofters Pride Pasta" LOL
MORNING little hypocrite! Did you use Google to get to Topix today? You are supporting a GAY ORGANIZATION.

If your computer is DELL, APPLE, HP, SONY, or any other major brand, they are HIGHLY gay friendly to gay employees and gay causes. Thank you for SUPPORTING GAY RIGHTS, and how are your fingers enjoying caressing a gay friendly keyboard? You are PRACTICALLY fondling a gay man when you touch your keys!

I'm so glad you are finally ending your intolerance. Will you be supporting Hillary in 2016?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#16 Oct 1, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
Loaded my cart up with Barilla this morning. Don't fear the gay bullies.
And Beetolli? Never heard of them.
GUIDO Barilla is back tracking and trying to make amends. I read he might start to offer gay friendly ads to make up for his ill thought out remarks. If he does, what will YOU do, eat the newly gay friendly pasta then? You mean you put gay friendly products in your MOUTH? Wow.

BTW, what brand of computer do YOU use?

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#17 Oct 1, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>GUIDO Barilla is back tracking and trying to make amends. I read he might start to offer gay friendly ads to make up for his ill thought out remarks. If he does, what will YOU do, eat the newly gay friendly pasta then? You mean you put gay friendly products in your MOUTH? Wow.
BTW, what brand of computer do YOU use?
You and your presumptuous ilk always seem to make the same judgmental errors by painting everybody who doesn't agree with your position with a broad brush. Where did I ever say I was anti gay?? I just believe in traditional marriage is all.

And what's with you always bringing up computers in every post? There you go again, trying to lump me in with some other poster who made some other comments unrelated to mine.

If you people weren't do blinded by your seething hatred of anyone who doesn't agree with everything you agree with, you might see things a little more clearly.
State by State

Scotts Valley, CA

#18 Oct 1, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>You and your presumptuous ilk always seem to make the same judgmental errors by painting everybody who doesn't agree with your position with a broad brush. Where did I ever say I was anti gay?? I just believe in traditional marriage is all.
And what's with you always bringing up computers in every post? There you go again, trying to lump me in with some other poster who made some other comments unrelated to mine.
If you people weren't do blinded by your seething hatred of anyone who doesn't agree with everything you agree with, you might see things a little more clearly.
Seething hatred..... is this supposed to impress people? ROTFLMAO

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#19 Oct 1, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>....Where did I ever say I was anti gay?? I just believe in traditional marriage is all.....
"Traditional marriage" is a well-known code term for "no gays allowed". How do you get that that's not anti-gay?

That's like saying, "I'm not against women in the workplace, I just think they should all be home in their 'traditional' role in the kitchen and doing my laundry. That's not anti-woman."

Put it however you want. You can't hide from your anti-gay feelings, despite you clearly wanting to.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#20 Oct 1, 2013
eJohn wrote:
<quoted text>
"Traditional marriage" is a well-known code term for "no gays allowed". How do you get that that's not anti-gay?
Thank you for proving my point on how your hatred has made you blind. Maybe traditional marriage is some "code term" in your your small circle of bigots, but for the rest of us, it just means traditional marriage. Being gay is one thing. Exploiting it to include marriage is something else.

I really don't care what your sexual preferences are. If you want to sleep with other dudes, knock yourself out, but demanding that anyone who opposes gay "marriage" must be homophobic is just silly. Hell, I know of gays who themselves are against gay "marriage". Guess that means they're against themselves, eh?

See, that's the difference between people like you and the the rest of us. The majority of rational people have no problem buying a product from
two gay guys want to form a business and sell a product that's a cut above the rest. You on the other hand spew hatred and demand boycotts if any business dares take a stand on traditional marriage.

I find it very telling that your side demands tolerance in accepting your opinions and lifestyles, yet you are completely intolerant of ours. Very telling indeed.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#21 Oct 1, 2013
And they make GREAT olive oil too !

Remember, it's NOT just for food !

:)
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#22 Oct 1, 2013
Catholic created gay wrote:
Mueller's would have a greater impact since they have a larger share of the market
Straights would have a greater impact since they have a larger share of the market. I bought some Barilla Saturday.
Neil An Blowme

Hoboken, NJ

#23 Oct 1, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for proving my point on how your hatred has made you blind. Maybe traditional marriage is some "code term" in your your small circle of bigots, but for the rest of us, it just means traditional marriage. Being gay is one thing. Exploiting it to include marriage is something else.
I really don't care what your sexual preferences are. If you want to sleep with other dudes, knock yourself out, but demanding that anyone who opposes gay "marriage" must be homophobic is just silly. Hell, I know of gays who themselves are against gay "marriage". Guess that means they're against themselves, eh?
See, that's the difference between people like you and the the rest of us. The majority of rational people have no problem buying a product from
two gay guys want to form a business and sell a product that's a cut above the rest. You on the other hand spew hatred and demand boycotts if any business dares take a stand on traditional marriage.
I find it very telling that your side demands tolerance in accepting your opinions and lifestyles, yet you are completely intolerant of ours. Very telling indeed.
Play those semantics games and keep pretending nobody has caught on.
Neil An Blowme

Hoboken, NJ

#24 Oct 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Straights would have a greater impact since they have a larger share of the market. I bought some Barilla Saturday.
ooooooooooo

How many laws changed because you bought pasta?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#25 Oct 1, 2013
Neil An Blowme wrote:
<quoted text>
ooooooooooo
How many laws changed because you bought pasta?
How many laws change because you want to marry your boyfriend?
Your numbers are insignificant, boycott anyone you want to, we'll make up the difference and then some.

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