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Like chief’s anti-gay comments,
Barilla eatery leaves bad taste

New York Post, by Steve Cuozzo

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Posted By:mitzi, 7/18/2014 11:59:48 AM

Pasta maker Barilla apologized four times for its chairman’s goofy, gay-dissing remarks last fall. But the company’s culinary orientation is beyond forgiving, judging by its recently opened, quick-serve Manhattan cafe. Since Academia Barilla launched a few months ago, reviewers have ignored it, even though the press couldn’t get enough of Barilla during last year’s uproar. Maybe it’s a boycott as demanded by gay-rights organizations after Barilla chairman Guido Barilla said he’d never use gays in commercials because he prefers “traditional” families.

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Can´t give an opinion about the restaurant since I´ve never been there. If they opened a place around here - I´d definitely try it.

But - Barilla is the only pasta I buy. I also prefer "traditional" families.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/18/2014 12:08:36 PM     (No. 9930286)

It´s the best basic pasta, that´s why I always buy it. It´s kind of annoying how a bunch of people are craving loss and disaster for this company just because the chairman has an opinion with which they disagree.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/18/2014 12:09:43 PM     (No. 9930288)

Barilla makes a good product, but judging from the photo of the restaurant, the place doesn´t look that enticing. Sort of like a McDonald´s for spaghetti.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/18/2014 12:09:50 PM     (No. 9930289)

I use their dry pastas.

Have no interest in this kind of warfare, boycotts, etc. It achieves nothing. Barilla´s business is its business.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/18/2014 12:13:44 PM     (No. 9930293)

As the CEO of a business I´d worry more about how I´m perceived by 98% of the population rather than the noisy 2%.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ocjim, 7/18/2014 12:17:39 PM     (No. 9930297)

We´ve gone beyond ´´politically correct´´...
We´re now in the era of fascist CorrectSpeak with ever dire repercussions for those violating CorrectSpeak.
A ridiculous, liberty-sucking situation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: The Advocate, 7/18/2014 12:18:38 PM     (No. 9930300)

The Gay mafia strikes again.
It is a place for chefs in training and inexpensive food in NYC- food for the average American who might buy their product.
I always buy Barilla- love their whole wheat pastas- good variety.
Tired of speech police- what is wrong with Traditional Families?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: columba, 7/18/2014 12:19:06 PM     (No. 9930301)

1.6% of the population is addicted to homosexual behavior. This is statistically insignificant.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: biggun, 7/18/2014 12:40:27 PM     (No. 9930314)

Poor Stevie Cuozzo has his panties in a bind. Barilla is the largest selling brand of pasta in the world because it is delicious and is consistently excellent. It is the only brand I buy. Does this make me homophobic?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: klutkz, 7/18/2014 2:30:13 PM     (No. 9930437)

Instead of saying "homophobic" I like the terms "Bugger Buster" or Bugger Resistant"

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 7/18/2014 4:47:02 PM     (No. 9930618)

A phobia is a FEAR. I do not fear homosexuals, but they are disgusting to me.
I absolutely reject the term ´homophobia´ as a term which, by it´s very nature, gives an advantage in the argument to the homo-fascists.
I prefer homotaedium, meaning disgust, weariness or boredom of homosexuals. Definitely not homophobic, but very homiotaedius.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/18/2014 4:52:21 PM     (No. 9930627)

Why don´t they learn and put extra ingredients in their food and shut up about it all.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mossley, 7/18/2014 5:35:25 PM     (No. 9930676)

Reminds me I need to stock up on Barilla next time I´m in the store...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/18/2014 11:03:35 PM     (No. 9930966)

Good time to stock up on pasta and email the company in support.

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