Penne for your thoughts? Not if you’re gay, says Guido Barilla.
Barilla’s name graces the cardboard boxes of the popular line of dry pasta, and Guido seems pretty definitive that he cringes at the idea homos would derive any pleasure sucking on his ziti.
As Buzzfeed reported (with accompanying GIF commentaries), Guido — when asked if his company would include same-sex couples in any advertising — rejected the idea. But he went a lot further: “If gays don’t like it, they can always eat another brand of pasta.”
He’s got us there, I must confess. Flour, egg and water is all that’s in pasta, so it’s not like quality ingredients are rare. And I’m sure there are many pasta brands where, even if they don’t put gays in the TV commercials, certainly hope we buy their brand.
So let’s do that: Let’s boycott Barilla. There are plenty of fusilli in the sea. Or better yet, skip it entirely. Gays don’t need starchy carbs anyway.