Barilla's CEO said "Gays don't fit in with the image of a classic family" and "We would never use homosexuals in our advertisements and if they don't like that, they can buy a different pasta."
A Wisconsin animal rights organization has a few words for them. On their Facebook page, the Global Conservation Group posted "Shout out to Barilla US: Because we love and value our gay friends, members, volunteers and staff we will no longer be purchasing your products."
The organization says they advocate for the rights of everyone; human or animal. They said the blatantly homophobic comments made by the pasta company are cause for a boycott. "As human beings, we cannot just stand by and allow companies to think they can say these things without severe consequences."
Instead of Barilla, below is a list of LGBT-friendly pastas:
1. Market Pantry from Target Corp, 100 CEI score
2. Chef Boyardee from ConAgra Foods, 95 CEI score
3. DeBoles and Rosetta pastas from Hain Celestial Group, 90 CEI score
4. Macaroni Grill from General Mills, 100 CEI score