Gluten Intolerance: 48 People Who Definitely Won’t Be Buying Barilla Pasta

Don't get it twisted.
Don’t get it twisted. Photo: Courtesy of @peacevehicle/Twitter

The fallout following pasta titan Guido Barilla’s comments on Italian radio in which he said the company would never feature a gay family in its advertisements keeps on spreading. “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,” Barilla said, adding that gays should find another brand of pasta to support if they didn’t agree. The Italian company and its U.S. division have since apologized for Mr. Barilla’s comments, and while a few carbo-loading Barilla supporters are cleaning out store shelves at this very moment, several people have been left feeling angered not only by the pasta executive’s remarks, but also by Barilla’s initial apology, in which the company emphasized that its executive meant only to say that “the woman plays a central role in a family.” Some al dente sentiment, gay pasta porn, and even an admonishment from Sally Jesse Raphael, straight ahead.

Funny/weird, considering Barilla once hired me for a national PR gig–while Queer Eye was on the air….— Ted Allen (@ChopTedAllen) September 26, 2013

I hear Barilla pasta is making a new product–bigotoni.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 27, 2013

Barilla has a right to believe whatever they want. And I have the right to boycott them or fully fund a gay porn made in a tub of linguine— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 26, 2013

Barilla? Go fusilli yourselves.— Adam Roberts (@amateurgourmet) September 26, 2013

Fixed Barilla’s packaging for them.— johanna macdonald (@happeningfish) September 27, 2013

Never liked Barilla pasta anyway, but now I won’t buy it AND will give it Sicilian evil eye in the aisles— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) September 26, 2013

Pasta Garofalo contesta a Barilla:”A nosotros no nos importa con quién hagas el amor,lo importante es q lo hagas bien— Rubén López (@rubenlodi) September 27, 2013

Translation: “To us, it doesn’t matter with whom you do it, it only matters that you do it al dente”

If Barilla don’t want gaybos eating their pasta, they should think about amending their range…— Adam Richard (@adamrichard) September 26, 2013

No more Barilla pasta for me! Go sell it to Putin you bunch of jerks. Read this article…— Sally Jessy Raphael (@SJRaphael) September 26, 2013

Los de Barilla deberian revisar sus anuncios para pasta.— Antonio Infantes (@antonioinfantes) September 27, 2013

Some of my best friends used to buy your pasta Mr Barilla— Neelie Kroes (@NeelieKroesEU) September 26, 2013

Thinking of lasagne? Skip over Barilla pasta.— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) September 26, 2013

The funny thing about boycotting Barilla because they’re run by homophobes is that I already boycotted their pasta for sucking anyway.— Francis Lam (@Francis_Lam) September 27, 2013

Has Mike Huckabee tweeted a picture of himself naked in a bathtub of Barilla pasta yet?— Wendi Aarons (@WendiAarons) September 27, 2013

One mom is taking action and urging her favorite grocery store to drop Barilla. Join her:— GLAAD (@glaad) September 26, 2013

Love the idea, take pictures of you throwing out any and all Barilla pasta. :) Would love something like this to…— Jeff McDonnell (@fitnessjeffm) September 27, 2013

Tossing out your Barilla? Donate it instead. It’s still edible, and food banks aren’t making a political statement by accepting it. #LGBT— Matthew Breen (@matbreen) September 26, 2013

“Gays can eat someone else’s pasta” -Thank you Signor Barilla. I will do just that. via @AMERICAblogGay #LGBT— Jason Paris (@JasonParis) September 26, 2013

Homophobic pasta man doesn’t want his noodle to touch anyone else’s. | Barilla pasta faces boycott #BoycottBarilla— Sean Minogue (@seanminogue) September 26, 2013

No point boycotting Barilla, super gays havent done carbs since the 80s, the rest of us make our own pasta via @smh— andrew hornery (@hornery) September 27, 2013

#boycottbarilla barilla 206 types of pasta…yet never heard of diversity— tirebouchon (@tirebouchon) September 26, 2013

Dear Barilla, Chick-Fil-A, parents who count swears in YA books: imagine what you could do if you used your powers for GOOD! #BibbidiBobbidi— Sarah Ockler (@sarahockler) September 26, 2013

“Barilla” means “homophobic asshole” in Italian.— Frank Lowe (@GayAtHomeDad) September 27, 2013

I put Ciao in Barilla. #BoycottBarilla— Enno von Friedland (@vonFriedland) September 27, 2013

An Open Letter To Guido Barilla: via @lifewithroozie— Tracy Morrison (@sellabitmum) September 27, 2013

@JoeMyGod Too late, the brand’s flushed down the toilet with a tank of Stoli.— Brian Chin (@bamjaya) September 27, 2013

“Gays can eat someone else’s pasta.” Oh, don’t worry, Barilla, we will. #LGBTQ #discrimination— Ann Marie (@annmariebrok) September 26, 2013

What the fuck Barilla? You’re noodles, bitch. People pay with cash to eat them. Their sexual orientation doesn’t impact you. Have a seat.— Trudy (@thetrudz) September 27, 2013

aaaaand I’m thankful for this article so I know NOT to buy barilla pasta ever! via @AMERICAblogGay— Sierra Boggess (@sierraboggess) September 26, 2013

Barilla pasta CEO makes anti-gay comments while still selling pastas named angel hair, bow tie, and penne.— Betty F*ckin’ White (@BettyFckinWhite) September 26, 2013

Barilla suggests gays can ‘eat another’ pasta. I have a better idea. Let’s ALL eat another pasta.— Marion Groves (@MarionGroves) September 27, 2013

Guess it’s not my daughter’s favorite school lunch pasta option any more….No more Bigotoni in our home.— fastgirlfilms (@fastgirlfilms) September 26, 2013

Barilla-Nudeln sind eh zu teuer.— Yasmina Banaszczuk (@miinaaa) September 26, 2013

Translation: Barilla Pasta is already too expensive.

#BoycottBarilla Do you like our Barilla pic? hahaha— (@gaysdotcom) September 27, 2013

Challenge to the Internet: make “Bigotoni” stickers that look like the Barilla logo, sticker bomb grocery stores world wide #barilla— Greg Dewar (@njudah) September 27, 2013

Barilla serves up a heaping pile of Bigotoni w/a side of sexism. Gays/Women can “eat Pasta from another Manufacturer”— peacevehicle (@peacevehicle) September 26, 2013

Breaking News: Chick-fil-a to start selling Barilla pasta dishes as part of its homophobic family value meal deals.— Eric (@diggaduh) September 27, 2013

Ciao Barilla! #fighthomophobia #nomore antigaycarbs— Mike Ruiz (@mikeruiz1) September 27, 2013

OH NO, how am I going to replace your cheap dry pasta that tastes like EVERY OTHER PASTA, Barilla?— Carrie Poppy (@CarriePoppyYES) September 27, 2013

#boicottbarilla #boycottbarilla This is where Barilla pasta belongs! I won’t feed this slop to my kids!— S.D. Salser-Smith (@sdsalsersmith) September 26, 2013

Er wordt inventief getwitterd in #Italië over de homofobe pastamaker Barilla #boicottabarilla #loveislove— Andrea Vreede (@andreavreede) September 26, 2013

The doofus in charge of Barilla doesn’t like money anymore. Don’t worry, pal. We’ll all eat another brand.— Tina Rowley (@tinarowley) September 26, 2013

Yo soy baññing los pasta de Barilla. Que wet noodlero. Mucho bigotoni!— Miguel Bloombito (@ElBloombito) September 27, 2013

How bizarre that the CEO of Barilla pasta thinks anyone gives a fuck what he thinks about gay people.— didier dogbro (@buttplanet) September 26, 2013

BREAKING: Gay Response To Food Giant Barilla’s Open Condemnation Is Swift And Furious: “Ew, Who Eats Pasta???”— Scott Linnen (@ScottLinnen) September 26, 2013

Caro signor Barilla, ognuno ha la pasta che si merita. #boicottabarilla— AngiolettoFree (@Angioletto9) September 26, 2013

Earlier: Barilla Chairman Says Gays ‘Can Eat Pasta From Another Manufacturer’

Gluten Intolerance: 48 People Who Definitely Won’t Be Buying Barilla Pasta