Hateful Pasta

Serving up pasta with hatred since 2013

My friend over at The Larsens Live Here alerted me to some disturbing pasta-related news.  Apparently CEO Guido Barilla took a little break from churning out his namesake pasta to express his personal feelings of apathetic homophobia with a dash of misogyny to Italian radio.  Here are a few highlights:

I would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don’t agree with them. Ours is a classic family where the woman plays a fundamental role.

[If gays] like our pasta and our advertising, they’ll eat our pasta, if they don’t like it then they will not eat it and they will eat another brand.

Everyone has the right to do what they want without disturbing those around them.

I have no respect for adoption by gay families because this concerns a person who is not able to choose.

Thank you Mr. Barilla!  I never thought about it that way.  Children of heterosexual families, especially adopted ones, always get to choose who their parents are, and it’s simply unfair that my children didn’t have that opportunity!

Come to think of it, maybe Jewish parents shouldn’t be allowed to adopt.  After all, the potential adoptee might opt for a more mainstream Christian existence.  Single women shouldn’t adopt either; it’s not fair that the little tykes can’t choose a life of sexism.  And why stop there?  Black people should be prohibited from adopting non-black children because the child might decide to be a racist.

The world needs more forward-thinking altruists like Mr. Barilla.  Since my husband and I are pure evil for helping prohibit the democratic choice of infants to select their parents, for now we’ll have to bide our time by purchasing De Cecco or Ronzoni pasta at the supermarket.

Our new best friends


4 thoughts on “Hateful Pasta

  1. Pingback: The Larsens Live Here

  2. so… my partner and i just downloaded the HRC app that gives a “glbt-friendly” rating to companies. we’ll use that to choose services and goods now. as well, we’ll start paying more attention to which companies are led by people such as “mr. hateful pasta” and the league of anti-glbt leaders who would rather we not clutter their world with our “sick” difference.

    *insert sarcasm* i’ll whisper a “prayer” to the universe for “mr. hateful pasta.” it’s obvious to me that he’s handicapped… or disabled (which-ever word you prefer), operating solely in the right amygdala… and lacking frontal lobe “knitting” that should have occurred when he was in his 20s. such a sad story. someday… i hope there’s a cure for people who are forced to function with such debilitating handicaps. *immediately removes all barilla products from cabinets and pantry… casts “trash” in trash*

    • I love the HRC app…I think they mostly base their evaluations on the way they treat employees, but perhaps they include marketing practices as well!

  3. Pingback: Scouting for Equality | Confessions of a Pseudo-Gaysian Suburban Dad

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s