An Italian-American mother living in Connecticut is calling on grocery chain Stop & Shop to dump Barilla pasta over its president's anti-gay remarks.

Linda Ferraro launched a petition on Thursday after learning that Barilla President Guido Barilla had said in an interview 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 anyone else.”

He later added: “I have no respect for adoption by gay families because this concerns a person who is not able to choose.”

Barilla later backtracked in a statement, saying that he “only wanted to underline the central role of the woman in the family.”

“My grandparents moved to Brooklyn, NY from Italy and taught me that family is more important than anything,” Ferraro, the mother of GLAAD vice president Rich Ferraro, wrote in her petition. “I remembered that tradition when my son Rich was a teenager and cried at our dinner table as he told me he was gay.”

“I have a newsflash for Guido Barilla: I am proud of my gay son and we are a traditional family.”

“I shop at Stop & Shop, and now that I dumped Barilla, I think they should, too. Please join me and urge Stop & Shop to take Barilla off their shelves,” she added.

As of Thursday night, Ferraro's petition had gathered more than 1,100 signatures.