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Barilla Pasta Brand Says: 'Gays Can Go Eat Someone Else's Pasta'

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Flat-out, Barilla must not actually want to make as much money as possible, and they must not care about the lives of what was probably a good chunk of their customers!!

The chairman of Barilla's privately owned company, Guido Barilla, straight-up said in an interview that they would never show same-sex couples in one of their ads because they believe in traditional families, and if the gays have a problem with that they can just go eat somebody else's moderately adequate pastas.

As a world-wide company, we're pretty sure this is a mistake he'll regret business-wise!

Here are the gross things he said:

"We have a slightly different culture. For us, the 'sacral family' remains one of the company’s core values. Our family is a traditional family. If gays like our pasta and our advertisings, they will eat our pasta; if they don’t like that, they will eat someone else’s pasta. You can’t always please everyone not to displease anyone. I would not do a commercial with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect toward homosexuals – who have the right to do whatever they want without disturbing others – but because I don’t agree with them, and I think we want to talk to traditional families. The women are crucial in this.

"I respect same-sex marriage because that concerns people who want to contract marriage, but I absolutely don’t respect adoptions in gay families, because that concerns a person who is not the people who decide."

……….. WHAT???

We don't even know where to start as to how offensive that is! We mean, we would hope we shouldn't even have to point anything out to people reading it!

Luckily, he's feeling the heat already! He's already issued a wet-blanket apology:

"I apologize very much for having offended the sensibilities of many. I have the deepest respect for all the people without distinction."

In other words, his 'deep respect for everyone' is that he doesn't want a portion of everyone to live happy and full lives! Give us a break with the apology — you're seeing your business and image suffer, there is NOTHING genuine about how you've said you're sorry!

While he has the right to say whatever he wants about who his pasta is for, the world has a right to reject it!

He FURTHER tried to explain and apologize:

'Regarding my comments at the radio program La Zanzara, I [apologize] if my words generated misunderstandings or controversy or if they hurt some people's feelings. In the interview I just wanted to underline the centrality of the woman's role in the family. To be clear, I just want to specify that I do have great respect of every person, without any kind of distinction. I do respect gay people and everybody's freedom of expression. I also said I do respect gay marriage. Barilla in its advertising has always chosen to represent the family because this is the symbol of hospitality and affection for everyone.'

It's like he's hoping we'll blindly forget what he said about adoption and how gays can just f*** right off and eat something else if they don't like the complete focus on the 'traditional' family.

Why can't everybody become part of 'tradition'? Traditions are created and forgotten EVERY DAY! The tradition should be 'love,' not what two sexes are doing the loving!

This is awful!!

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77 comments to “Barilla Pasta Brand Says: 'Gays Can Go Eat Someone Else's Pasta'”

  1. john says – reply to this


    can't people have opinions without gays getting angry about it?

  2. annainparis says – reply to this


    Italian women are the horniest with the greatest sex appeal (of all!)…he knew exactly what he was talking about and couldn't care less for an apology…his sales are actually going to triple

  3. 3

    Another one who claims to have the 'deepest respect' for gays, but at the same times wants to deny them equal rights.

  4. 4

    He's sounding really stupid right about now trying to back pedal!!! I think he's bitter because his parents named him Guido!!

  5. Mellie says – reply to this


    Who cares? He doesn't agree with gay's. Is he not entitled to his own opinion? This is what bugs me about all of this. You wanna be gay fine be gay.. but why do you have to shove it down the rest of the world's throat! I don't post or comment on who's in and out of my bedroom.. Why do gays feel the need to do this? The bedroom door needs to stay closed for all couples!! Who cares whom you chose to bang??!!

  6. karen says – reply to this


    I prefer his honesty to those companies that say they love gays but never make an ad using gays. How many ads do you see on TV w/ gay couples buying a car or shopping together?

  7. EOS says – reply to this


    He never said "gays can go eat someone else's pasta". He said if they don't like their advertising they WILL eat someone else's pasta. You may not agree with his views, probably because your biased, but he is entitled to his opinion. If people don't like the way he runs his business than they can stop buying his products. Stop making mountains out of molehills Perez, its one of the reasons why I'm seriously considering not checking your site anymore.

  8. 8

    he has every right to say or believe whatever he wants…

  9. 9

    I dont think what he said was so horrible. Perez just because he doesnt share the same opinion as you we need to demonize him…you want the gay drama of a Paula Deen?
    I appreciate his honesty vs. big corporate that exploit the gay dollar or "artist" like Brit, who only work for the gay dollar and does nothing for the cause.

  10. 10

    your twisting his words around Perez.

  11. 11

    I have purchased Barilla pasta before, but there are so many other choices, it will not be a hardship to buy another brand.
    So, no more Barilla in our house.

  12. will says – reply to this


    Re: john – u r stupid

  13. will says – reply to this


    Re: Mellie – not all "the gays" are the same. u do know that right- you don't have to agree with "the gays" this has nothing to do with the bedroom . it's called, just being rude and judgemental you bitch

  14. kristin231 says – reply to this


    at least he doesn't hate single moms, too… right?

  15. MB says – reply to this


    It's actually pretty good pasta.

    I find gays annoying much of the time. They're just annoying. It doesn`t make me a homophobe. Im tired of your stupid parades, and your pissing and moaning about everything, and that annoying dude on the infomercial who invented that WEN shampoo that might as well be called CUM, because thats what it looks like and seems to imply especially when you hear him talk about it and say it….

    I also think that in 10 years, I`ll look like the Barilla CEO. This guy could be my dad. He doesn't look like my dad, but if I said `that`s my dad` You would believe it.

  16. coryfromcan says – reply to this


    Ha, "In the interview I just wanted to underline the centrality of the woman's role in the family "- Digging yourself a deeper hole. I hope grocery chains stop even carrying their products what a narrow minded nim rod. Should have just kept his mouth shut !!!

  17. TruthSpeaker says – reply to this


    Doesn't matter; NO ONE from the gay community fills their stomachs with any of Barilla's high-fructose corn syrup filled MEDIOCRE pasta full of unhealthy carbs. We either make our own or buy organicly prepared pasta that isn't full of unnatural by products or chemicals. BTW, a traditional family consists of loving parents whom do their best to raise their children and ALL OF BARILLA CAN GO BOIL THEIRSELVES IN A GIANT TUB OF SCOLDING HOT WATER UNTIL THEY HIT ALDENTE-lEvel of tolerance. fucking Homophobic ass company!!!

  18. TruthSpeaker says – reply to this


    I bet they manufacture their high-fructose corn syrup filled carbpasta in Russia since their ideals & mentalities are obviously on par with the nazi-era suppresion tactics currently taking hold over there. FUCK THEM

  19. 19

    Note to self: Buy some Barilla. Support company who stands by its values OVER the loss of money.

  20. cepacl says – reply to this


    Seriously? He didn´t say anything rude aboutgay people. In fact, gay people need to quit acting like they are from a special planet if they want to be taken like equals. Heterosexuals don´t go around wanting special rights, and neither should gays. If we stopped all this "I am gay", "I am straight" non-sense we would all be taken for what we really are: human beings. No different treatment based only on who you decide to love.
    There! Listen and learn Perez!

  21. Danielle says – reply to this


    God!! Gay people is the first to ask for tolerance but they don't want to tolerate anyone who don't agree with them. Relax!! He is free to think and say what he wants and it is not disrespectful. stop making a big deal of it!

  22. 22

    Would the head of Barilla Pasta's gadar go off on some retro ads?
    As everyone was buzzing about the Mad Men moment when Bob Benson brushed his knee against Petes, setting tongues wagging about Bob's possible homosexuality, the real Mad Men of mid-century Madison Avenue produced some real ads with homoerotic subtext of their own. For a look at some unintentionally gay vintage ads take a peek

  23. 23

    Re: Mellie – Because it's not just your opinion when you vote against the rights of other people.

  24. Be-Atch says – reply to this



  25. 25

    I always find it kind of funny when everyone is so quick to talk about peoples' "rights" to say what they believe, yet they don't say anything about the very fundamental rights gay people are fighting for.

  26. Be-Atch says – reply to this


    His opinion makes PERFECT SENSE…for 1953 ! Dumb Wop !

  27. 27

    I'm sure (well, I would hope) all of you people defending his right to free speech would have been absolutely outraged if he had said this about black people instead. Suddenly his right to his own opinion doesn't seem like a good enough cop out, does it?

  28. ellee says – reply to this


    this will only make "gays" go out and buy it. the guys not stupid

  29. MB says – reply to this


    Speaking of pasta, this article made me go make some fresh cheese tortellini, in a tomato meat sauce, with fresh grated parma. Quick dinner, and I probably would not have even eaten dinner because of lazieness. It wasn't Barilla, because I don't think they make fresh pasta, but it WAS excellent.

    It's a scary thought when the Perez Hilton website, influences my dinner…

  30. I'm better than you! says – reply to this


    Re: guyonacourt – Choke on your pasta you homo-perversion supporter.

  31. SnaleBaleRale says – reply to this


    Re: annainparis – "Italian women are the horniest with the greatest sex appeal (of all!)"……..bullshit. They are the assholes who raised one of the most oppressive regimes in human history: the catholic faith. The romans killed jesus for claiming to be the son of god.. and then went on to kill 100000s of people who didn't believe in jesus. Thats the whacky baby of the italian womb at work. The italian womb's history. I'll stick with thais when I need something exotic and horny. And i like thai cooking 1000x more than italian food.

  32. 32

    You said Chick-fil-a was going to feel the heat too. Remember the lines going out the door of all there restaurants when right-thinking people supported them? From now on, I'm buying Barilla!

  33. cheryl Senese says – reply to this


    It's so funny that gay's expect people to be tolerant of their gayness, yet they are so intolerant of anyone who has a difference of opinion. Go figure. Barilla guy can believe what he wants!!

  34. thruthspeakermyass says – reply to this


    Re: TruthSpeaker – Seriously? Gay people ONLY eat home made or organic pasta? You are fucked and need to shut up. You are full of shit and shouldn't make blanket statements you uneducated little git.

  35. 35

    Re: ellee – ….What?

  36. Adrian says – reply to this


    Perez can you just let people have their beliefs? Gays do not need to push their lifestyle on everyone just as I don't push mine. Who cares if you are gay. MARRIAGE is not in the bible so get over it. Quit using that word marriage. That would be under God if you believe in him. If you dont dont get married under God.

  37. Demi's Fat Ass says – reply to this


    Re: cheryl Senese – Agreed, except I will always be homophobic no matter what. Being gay is wrong.

  38. 38

    Why can't people have an opinion on this subject without the gay community getting angry? You can't win em all and you can't change someone's mind about their beliefs even if you don't think they are right. And this about wanting to deny them their rights? Is it their right to be in one of this guys pasta ads? No, it's not. His company, his pasta, his opinion. There are some people you just cannot convince no matter how hard you try. You cant convince a church (and I have seen you try before, Perez) and you cant convince Italians or others that are deep in their beliefs. Suck it up, cause it's such a turn off to read your blog when I see you bashing other people for their opinions. If someone bashed you for your opinion on gays and gay adoption and marriage, would you not be offended? Grow up Perez and stop thinking your some mighty fairy who will change the world.

  39. CourtneySucks says – reply to this


    Good. The world should be rid of them along with the AIDS/HIV they spread.

  40. hailiebaby says – reply to this


    Though I don't agree with his views he has a right to his opinion.

  41. 41

    Sure, he has a right to his opinion. My opinion is that it is very stupid of him to even share this. If you know a good percentage of your market are gays, why would you make such divisive comments? Not a good business move if you ask me. I doubt the business will suffer much, if anything it will see a soar in sales from right wing homophobes. In the long run though, I think these comments will bite him in the ass.

  42. 42

    Re: xXMaryJaneXx – Thanks I agree it is his company and he can do what he wants.

  43. 43

    Re: SnaleBaleRale – Wow, you need a history lesson really bad.

  44. 44

    If everyone is allowed an opinion (which I agree with), then let me just share mine: half of you are absolute, close-minded morons.

    When you talk about "beliefs" and "opinions" and "agreement," you are all overgeneralizing. First of all, not "believing" in homosexuality is ridiculous. So you don't believe in something that is clearly a reality? Doesn't it sound ludicrous if I say, "I don't believe in heterosexuality." Well that's idiotic, and that's how you sound to me.

    Secondly, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But when it starts affecting someone else's life, then that person has the right to be focal and challenge your opinion. You can believe what you want about homosexuality, but as long as there is no equality, expect tension and disagreement.

    I'm not sure why I spent the time typing that out because I am confident it will fall upon most of your deaf ears. By all means, continue to be backwards and archaic. Why do you spend so much energy denying rights to people? If YOU didn't make it a point of contention, it WOULDN'T be.

  45. 45

    Once again radical gay Perez can't take the slightest bit of another's opinion without turning it into a miscarriage of justice. There was nothing "gross" or even disrespectful about his original comments. You focused on one aspect where we said if people didn't like their advertising they can eat someone elses pasta. Wow, what a put down of gays! It is indeed people like you who make the straight world hate gays. For every bit of ground you gain, crap like this makes you lose a huge piece of it. You are you're own worst enemies. At the rate you're going, gay lifestyles will never be completely accepted by mainstream America.

  46. Perez is an idiot, tbh says – reply to this


    Nice title, douchebag. That's not even what this man said. Don't get me wrong, I'm the least homophobic person you'll ever meet, and I do not share the same opinions as this man. However, that being said, I do believe everyone has a right to an opinion (as long as it doesn't involve hatred and disrespect towards an individual/s). At the end of the day, this man did not even say anything offensive or disrespectful about homosexuals. He only stated his opinions. Perez needs to learn how to not take things out of context and manipulate the truth in his articles. Grow up, Perez. Everyone has a goddamn opinion.

  47. 47

    why even talk about it its fucking pasta for gods sake no i wont eat his pasta hes a asshole

  48. ADR says – reply to this


    Re: MB – you are awesome!

  49. ADR says – reply to this


    Re: thisIthink – You caught me in a bad mood or something but I just HAD to comment…

    Speaking of rights… sometimes you have to fight… fight long and hard before anything resembles equality. I find the homosexual community expects an instant gratification to their inequality. I am sorry but you all coming out and being loud and proud has only recently become understandable to society (not to say that it is unacceptable, no not at all! In fact, I strongly believe in equality, read on, you will see)
    My rant is this: I am a woman! It took a lot of women around the world to fight tooth and nail to get the RIGHT TO VOTE! Not to mention, being considered an individual not property! That wasn't that long ago… but still over 50 years and guess what? We are STILL fighting for equality. Same goes for Blacks… they are STILL fighting for their rights as human beings. Good things come to those who wait… or at least I am still hoping and praying!

    Stop thinking you are the only culture/community that is fighting for rights…

  50. 50

    and he has every right to think so. I mean stop trying to make everybody gayfriendly! If they think it's bad to be gay because of their belief or religion or whatever , let them be! it's their fucking right

  51. 51

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  52. Raptah says – reply to this


    This is unfortunately not a surprise that the president speaks well. There a few years, it seems that the main shareholder was a Swiss international arms dealer, ideas that are his. English is not my native language, sorry.

  53. gizzyfeliz says – reply to this


    Re: EOS – i totally agree w/ you. everyone is entitled to their own opinion and i dont see the WOW part in his first statement, he said he respects gays but is not who his brand is representing..PERIOD. at least he was honest!!!

  54. 54

    Re: john – No. Because they only believe in freedom of speech and expression if everyone agrees with them and supports deviant sexuality. Militant queers are pathetic, and ape-faced Perez is a perfect example of this.
    Re: rosebud99 – Queers don't need equal rights; what they do with their genitals does not make them a special interest group that needs or deserves special privileges. If it's okay to be FOR homos, then it's okay to be against them too. Someone needs to smack you hard in the face to see if it can snap your brain back into working order, because anyone who thinks sexual orientation should have anything to do with "equal rights" should be given intense shock therapy.
    I'm going to go out and buy a bunch of Barilla pasta today.
    Re: will – Awwwwwwww. Is the nasty queer offended? Keep what you do with your diseased cock to yourself, you judgmental homo. You militant gays are losers.

  55. China says – reply to this


    I agree with John. Gay people want tolerance and the freedom to do as they wish and believe what they believe-by that same token they must extend tolerance and the same understanding towards people who do NOT agree with their lifestyle choices. Gay people can not force people to accept Homosexuality - there are people ( like myself) who (because of their religious beliefs) will NEVER accept that Homosexuality is "normal" or in keeping with God's teachings. I have Gay friends that I love, but I am NOT in agreement with their way of life. And I expect respect and tolerance for MY right to feel as I feel!

  56. Demi's Fat Ass says – reply to this


    If your parents were gay you wouldn't exist, and they'd have HIV and AIDS. It's disgusting and should be illegal. Go die instead of parading unnatural/abnormal behaviour and rid the world of your annoyance.

  57. sibbyjaydee says – reply to this


    Everybody is ok, as long as they agree with Perez.

  58. 58

    what Lois said I am taken by surprise that a student able to profit $9436 in one month on the internet. more helpful hints>>>>>>>>

  59. 59

    Re: Be-Atch
    Wow, by calling him a Dumb Wop, you are worse than you think he is. You are using racial slurs to attack an individual. I bet your Momma is proud!

  60. 60

    I think he is entitled to his own opinion.

  61. caro says – reply to this


    shut the fuck up perez!!!!! You twist everything he said ur fucking annoying ur making me starting to hate gays just because ur so fucking stupid he said if gays like my pasta then will eat it and if they don't they wont… he never said fuck off to gays u retard loser! that goes for everyone not only gays! Ur outraged by everyone who is not 100% for gays well guess what piece of shit only in america are people so open with gays that's unfortunate but THAT'S HOW IT IS so calm the fuck down before I fucking strangle u when i see you in the street just like that guy from black eyed peas HUGE PROPS TO HIM FUCKING BITCH

  62. MR. M says – reply to this


    Wish Mr. Barilla would have had more of a back bone and not apologized…..it's not illegal to have a different opinion… Truth is the new "Hate Speech" don't let the tiny minority bully you Barilla!! But in support I will only be buying Barilla pasta fro now on! Stand up for your opinions people, don't be afraid to differ from this falling Nation!

  63. Mary says – reply to this


    Re: john – Exactly what I thought… So Guido Barilla is homophobic… Boo freaking hoo!

  64. Alex says – reply to this


    Mr. Spaghetti is the one "shoving opinions down people's throats". Anyway, I agree with his right to oppose marriage without being called homophobic. Marriage isn't for me, and should n't be seen as the ultimate relationship, just another choice. But I probably won't buy his pasta because he used his bully pulpit to be an asshole about it.

  65. Be-Atch says – reply to this


    ……………..dumb wop ………………

  66. Archer says – reply to this


    OMG!!! Someone has a different opinion. Let's start a Holocaust.

  67. chillax62 says – reply to this


    Re: john – You took the words right out of my mouth! Bravo! Perez stop screaming Wolf when there is none.

  68. dontcare says – reply to this


    so if someone has beliefs against gay relationships, everyone has to tell them their beliefs are wrong? but if you have beliefs for gay relationships, no one is allowed to challenge it? so either, in this society, you are pro-gay or people will boycott and shun you. how is that not the same thing as being denied things because someone is gay? it's the same thing, but now everyone pro-gay wants to turn it on pro-straight-couple relationship! this is all so fucking stupid! the LGBT community is so hypocritical because they do this all the time! "IF YOU DON'T LIKE THAT I AM GAY YOU ARE HOMOPHOBIC AND SHOULD BE KILLED"

  69. dontcare says – reply to this


    Re: karen – who cares?!

  70. dontcare says – reply to this


    this is the truest thing on this page!

  71. dontcare says – reply to this


    Re: EOS – YES!

  72. dontcare says – reply to this

  73. dontcare says – reply to this


    Re: MB – yes, can we organize a straight parade?! OMGGGGGG STRAIGHT PARADE FABULOUS OMG GLITTER

  74. dontcare says – reply to this


    Re: TruthSpeaker – (someone who has obviously never read the ingredients trying to act tough)

  75. CourtneySucks says – reply to this


    Re: dontcare – I agree! STRAIGHT/HETEROSEXUAL PRIDE <3

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