“Our family is a traditional family. If gays like our pasta and our advertisings, they will eat our pasta; if they don’t like that, they will eat someone else’s pasta. You can’t always please everyone not to displease anyone. I would not do a commercial with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect toward homosexuals – who have the right to do whatever they want without disturbing others – but because I don’t agree with them, and I think we want to talk to traditional families. The women are crucial in this."
– Guido Barilla, chairman of Barilla Group, producers of Barilla pasts, during a Sept. 25 interview on Italian Radio24, as translated by Huffington Post. Barilla later attempted to apologize for offending anyone. (Huffington Post)