Chick-fil-A 2: Anelli Boogaloo.
Gay rights activists are up in arms after the head of Barilla Pasta said he would not use a gay family to advertise the company’s products.
“For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the basic values of the company,” Guido Barilla said on La Zanzara, an Italian radio show, Wednesday according to The Guardian.
“I would not do it but not out of a lack of respect for homosexuals who have the right to do what they want without bothering others … [but] I don’t see things like they do and I think the family that we speak to is a classic family,” he added…
Thursday Barilla apologized for his comments.
“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,” he said, according to The Independent.
Central role of the woman in the family? That’s sexist! And/or homophobic! For some reason!
This very important issue has now moved, as these things always do, to Twitter.
chick-fil-a bigotry was difficult to handle because they make one heck of a chicken sandwich but barilla your pasta is replaceable goodbye
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 26, 2013
Barilla seeking to strengthen its brand as the pasta for people who don't care what they eat http://t.co/NqViaIBhk2
— davidfrum (@davidfrum) September 27, 2013
— Sara C. (@hisara) September 27, 2013
I respectfully invite the chairman of Barilla pasta to eat a bag of Riccardos.
— Kennedy (@KennedyNation) September 27, 2013
Guido Barilla doesn't like gay people. Does that really mean you should stop eating Barilla pasta? http://t.co/w9hui0ngHX
— Slate (@Slate) September 26, 2013
At least George Takei’s retort is kind of funny:
I hear Barilla pasta is making a new product–bigotoni.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 27, 2013
And Barilla’s kowtowing isn’t going to work, because it never does when zealots of any stripe set their minds to destroying someone:
While we cannot undo words that have been said, we can apologize. To all of those that we have hurt or offended, we are deeply sorry.
— Barilla US (@BarillaUS) September 26, 2013
I quit eating wheat a couple of years back, but suddenly I have a hankerin’ for some homophobaghetti. How about you?
This #Barilla boycott is going to work about as well as the Chick-Fil-A one.
— EdAppiah (@EdAppiah) September 26, 2013
Update: Ace nails ‘em. (NTTAWWT!)
Yes, not clapping hard enough for the sexual choices of gays constitutes “homophobia” now. “Intolerance” now means “an uncivilized lack of moist enthusiasm.”
I’ve always dreamed in living in a world where I was Free to Celebrate precisely those cult objects that the left demanded I Celebrate. I always dreamed of a world in which I was Free to be rentlessly henpecked, anklebitten, bullied & boycotted by well-funded leftist groups paid to harass citizens every waking moment of every single day.
Update: The wife of the probable next mayor of NYC weighs in.
— Chirlane McCray (@Chirlane) September 27, 2013