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Awesome, I loved Barilla pasta even before this, but this is all I will ever buy again, due to the fact that they are for traditional family!

Famed Italian pasta maker Barilla: Gays can eat someone else’s pasta

Barilla is a famous name in Italian pasta.  And it seems they don’t have a taste for gays.
If you check your local supermarket here in the states, or in Europe, you’re bound to see Barilla’s products with the familiar red label.  They’re a big, worldwide brand.
Well, the Chairman of the privately-owned company, Guido Barilla, got himself into some hot water yesterday when he told an Italian radio show that Barilla is a company that “likes the traditional family.”  And therefore, you’re not going to see any gays in Barilla’s advertising.  And if gays don’t like it, “they can always go eat someone else’s pasta.”
Already are, stronzo.
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UPDATE: I’ve got the audio. Honestly, he sounds like a bigger jerk in the audio than he does in the written quotes.  It’s all in Italian, obviously.
Here are some of Barilla’s comments (my translation – at the time of publication, the English-language press had yet to pick up this story):
“Non faremo pubblicità con omosessuali, perché a noi piace la famiglia tradizionale. Se i gay non sono d’accordo, possono sempre mangiare la pasta di un’altra marca. Tutti sono liberi di fare ciò che vogliono purché non infastidiscano gli altri”.
“We won’t include gays in our ads, because we like the traditional family. If gays don’t like it, they can always eat another brand of pasta. Everyone is free to do what they want, provided it doesn’t bother anyone else.”
Consider me bothered, Guido.
After his comments caused a bit of outrage, Barilla is now trying to backtrack – kinda (agin my translation):
“With reference to statements made yesterday, I apologize if my words have generated controversy or misunderstanding, or if they have hurt the sensibilities of some people. In the interview I simply wanted to highlight the central role of the woman in the family.”

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