Skip to comments.Barilla President Apologizes for Comments About Gays
Posted on 09/26/2013 3:13:33 PM PDT by barmag25
The president of Barilla is apologizing for saying that he would never use a gay family in the pasta maker's ads.
Guido Barilla said in an Italian radio interview that his pasta is for the traditional family and said gay people could eat another pasta if they did not like his message.
"We accept his invitation to not eat his pasta," said Aurelio Mancuso, president of gay-rights group Equality Italia, in a statement in Italian.
Boycotting Twitter users shared the hashtag #boicottabarilla, or "boycott Barilla."
But Barilla quickly walked back his comments.
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Gay Nazis strike again.
Do not bend to the gays.
Both meanings intended.
The pendulum will swing.
As far as I can see here he did not 'walk that back'.
BTW its funny to me how the MSM wastes no time correcting any unauthorized thoughts publicly expressed.
NEVER apologize for being right. Homosexuality is a perversion, an affront to God and Nature.....
Now that he has demonstrated his cowardice, I would urge heterosexuals to boycott his pasta. Sell it to the fags, chickensh_t. You’re so scared of them ...
Hardly a walk back. Seems like a ‘snide’ apology. haha
Gay Nazis? More like Gay Mafia.
I have never seen a whinier bunch than poofters. Maybe it come from taking it up the rear so often.
They need to constantly redirect their self hatred.
He didn’t walk anything back, he was being polite and held fast to his view. At least from what I see here.. The media is just trying to turn his supporters against him like they did with chickfila
Two percent of the population are ruling the world.
What is this? The new way of PR?
A perfect example where it is not enough to tolerate homosexuality, as Mr. Barilla said in the iterview, but you must ACCEPT homosexuality as well.
I have a pantry-full of Barilla products in our pantry.
Out they go!
The calculus is simple. Which is the biggest market? The perverts? Or normal traditional families most of which are disgusted with aggressively militant deviants?
Doesn’t sound like a backdown to me. Sounds like he said “Sorry if you’re too sensitive to the truth. Mothers and fathers are best.”
I just don’t understand why people are so intimidated by a bunch of sexual deviants. Why apologize or even qualify the original statement? He wouldn’t have made it if he didn’t believe it....good grief, OWN IT, and to hell with what the queers think.
you’re overreacting. he didn’t back down. read it again, publius.
Hey Jack, my FRiend, I felt the same way when I read the headline, but in reading the quote he hardly said he would change his position.. Read it again Jack.. Good to see ya.. :)
A perfectly workable and acceptable arrangement---- but only if it works both ways.
This is the same "news organization" that has as one its top stories tonight on their nightly new, "How to save money when you go shopping".
That’s actually pretty clever, to highlight the blessing that women are. That is a big gotcha to the “liberals” (who stole that word from classical liberals anyhow?) who claim they are boosting for women, when really they are calling for the cheapening of women.
I don’t understand why people say things and then apologize
whats the point? All it does is give ammunition to the party or parties you disagree with. I think you should just keep your opinions to yourself unless you plan to stand by them when confronted.
Once, just once, I’d love to hear someone speak the truth and not apologize for it later.
As far as I can see in my places, Gays are hardly a major market for Barilla or any other brand of pasta.. Gays don’t usually eat a lot of pasta.. It’s the CARB thingy.. :)
There was no later apology. It all came from the same interview. It’s all in how a particular media decided to spin it. Take out a bit of this. Add an emphasis to that. Spin, spin, spin.
Yes, they like gastropubs these days...
Well, one thing is that we need to come to a godly perception of the homosexuality problem. That’s often treated as some kind of sui generis issue, getting people to make all manner of overreactions that have to then get walked back for the sake of, yes, truth — but the gospel forbids that kind of treatment. The same salvation that can give power to stand against the kind of bodily abuse represented by smoking, can give power to stand against the kind of bodily abuse represented by buggery. When did we ever get the arrogance to say that any sin, except for refusing salvation altogether, is bigger than God’s salvation? That sure spits in God’s face.
“I just dont understand why people are so intimidated by a bunch of sexual deviants. Why apologize or even qualify the original statement? “
It’s called money and gays in general have a lot of it.
I don’t think he walked back his beliefs or postition on the matter, he just apologized for possibly being too crass and offending sensibilities.
And even if they were twice as wealthy as “average America” they still would represent less than 5%... and also it is hard to escape Barilla, it is used in restaurants worldwide, and an attempted boycott would flop ridiculously.
Less Than Authentic Pink Vodka Sauce
1 pound dry BARILLA ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.
2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.. :)
Oh man. I just read that he stood for traditional families! That had to be the fastest about-face yet! The lavender mafia got to him quickly - must have some pictures on file.
The article quotes him as saying:
"With reference to remarks made yesterday to an Italian radio program, I apologize if my words have generated controversy or misunderstanding, or if they hurt someone's sensitivity," Guido Barilla said in a statement.
Then he adds:
"I would like to reiterate -- that I respect gay marriages."
This man "respects" two men who stick their privates in each others arses and call it marriage?
When did we ever get the arrogance to say that opposing homosexual behavior makes us less worthy of being called Christians?
When did we ever get the arrogance to claim a Christian opposed to the homosexual agenda is somehow claiming that that behavior can not be forgiven thru Gods salvation?
That sure spits in many good Christian’s faces.
I must try this (using Barilla, of course.)
The provolone is a nice touch!
Some gays probably threatened to bomb their businesses and kill their families. I’m serious. It probably happened.
I LOVE BARILLA>>>>EVEN MORE NOW!!!!
Does he really need that 1% of customers.
The funny thing about what the faggots have done is that had they been less obnoxious they might have made more....errr....headway.
20 years ago my libertarian instincts basically governed my thinking on them. “Hey, let them do what they want so long as they leave me alone.”
I still basically feel that way, but their insistence on silencing all opposition and on demonizing those with normal healthy aversion to their illnesses has turned me around. I despise them.
But trying their hardest to be the former - with a solid if censored historical precedent.
"It has been several years since we published the fourth edition of this book. In that time we have accumulated a substantial amount of new documentation supporting our thesis that the Nazi Party was conceived, organized and controlled throughout its short history by masculine-oriented male homosexuals who hid their sexual proclivities from the public, in part by publicly persecuting one group of their political enemies: out-of-the-closet effeminate-oriented homosexuals aligned with the German Communist Party."
I’ve learned of a huge over imbalance of homosexuals in large circulation news media such as the New York Times, as much as 75% of the editorial staff.
I would like to call the owner of this pasta company and confirm he did indeed apologize. Because I have my doubts.
Queers make up less than 2 % of the population and do not gravitate to his brand anyway.
Its time for people to stop being intimidated and mau maued by the Rainbow Shirts of the Gaystapo and extorted by the enforcers of the Lavender Mafia and to stand up these. Thugs and neo fascists while we still can and before its too late
As a businessman, I would rather risk offending “Gay families” than risk offending straight families. The numbers just do not support any other course.
He created most of humanity to be defective and worthless lunatics with no hope of repair.