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Now we’re not supposed to eat a certain brand of pasta because it’s anti-gay or something

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Chick-fil-A 2: Anelli Boogaloo.

Caroline May reports:

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.

Twitchy has more of the ridiculous reaction. It must be exhausting, living in a world where even a plate of freaking pasta is a political statement.

At least George Takei’s retort is kind of funny:

And Barilla’s kowtowing isn’t going to work, because it never does when zealots of any stripe set their minds to destroying someone:

I quit eating wheat a couple of years back, but suddenly I have a hankerin’ for some homophobaghetti. How about you?

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.