There are three things that everyone in the world needs: oxygen, water, and carbs. With that universality in mind, the recent anti-gay comments made by the chairman of the world’s biggest pasta company, Barilla, are just plain ridiculous. Chariman Guido Barilla sparked controversy late last week when he said his company “would never do [a commercial] with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don’t agree with them.”
Mr. Barilla is unconcerned with whether gay consumers would stop buying pasta from the company because gays can “eat another brand.” Since then, a petition to boycott the brand has reached over 123,000 signatures. But if you’re boycotting Barilla and still want an Italian dinner this week, what are the gay-friendly alternatives?