The chairman of pasta company Barilla went on a Radio24 program to explain the company’s apparent position against depicting gay couples or families in its advertisements. “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,”
That’s the opener from an article at something called grubstreet.com. Looks like some New York City food snob supplement.
Anyway as you can imagine the gay mafia came out(no pun intended) in the comments section. Here’s a sampling;
How unfortunate that Barilla is so out of touch that they still believe a traditional family is one that the woman’s fundamental role is in the kitchen.
Although I am not gay, I will now be enjoying another manufacturer’s pasta.
Funny thing is that even the POPE is more tolerant that this Italian Pasta Clown!!!!
Barilla’s clock is set in the Middle Ages!!!
@maher101 – Most people don’t ask for ‘acceptance’ anymore. No one is asking Barilla’s chairman to embrace families with same sex parents. The issue here is tolerance.
“… where the woman plays a fundamental role.” – read: subservient / second-class. So he manages to offend gays, women, and anyone of any stripe not in a “traditional” family (which really isn’t all that traditional any time before WWII anyway).
Great ads, but this traditional family won’t be buying Barilla pasta again.
And again our victolympians fail to notice the point go right over their heads.
When did the Barilla boss say he wanted chained to the stove with barefeet and continually pregnant? For that matter when did Mitt Romney say it? Or Ted Cruz? And so on and son on.
The answer is never. Not only never, but never even insinuated anything at all close. In their haste to cry BIGOT! they failed to think, or is it in their failure to think they simply cry BIGOT!
Nobody is opposed to women working or doing anything they want, but there are some people, as the Barilla man shows us, who thinks that women have a particular role to play in a marriage, that being the role of Mother. If you don’t know what or who Mother is, you’re an idiot. She can work, she can stay at home, the particulars are irrelevant, what is important is the way she conducts her parently duty.
We all know that two parents are better than one and those two parents can configure the household responsibilities however they see fit. If Dad is the chef and Mom the landscaper that’s up to them to figure out.
However we also know there is something to be said for specialization. In other words there is a reason the police department and the water department are separate entities, because you don’t want to be talking to a water treatment engineer about the vandalism on your storefront.
The victims rage being blind they fail to even think about what was said, they simply let loose the dogs or bore. The woman has a fundamental role. That role being Mother. Mother and Father. Ying and Yang. Figure it out.