Barilla President Guido Barilla is being criticized for saying
that gay people “can go eat someone else's pasta”
“We won't include gays in our ads, because we like the
traditional family,” Barilla said during a radio interview. “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
He later added: “I have no respect for adoption by gay families
because this concerns a person who is not able to choose.”
Barilla's comments have provoked calls for a boycott of the
family-owned Barilla pasta company, which has almost half the Italian
pasta market, the UK's Independent
The Parma-based company backtracked a bit in a statement released
“I'm sorry if my comments on La Zanzara have created
misunderstanding or polemic, or if I've offended anyone. In the
interview I only wanted to underline the central role of the woman in
the family,” Barilla said.