Barilla Chairman Vows Never to Make Ads Featuring Gay People

Pasta maker draws fire, attempts to apologize

In recent years, LGBT imagery has been increasingly appearing in mainstream ads for major marketers. Italian pasta brand Barilla has apparently missed the memo. The company is drawing calls for boycotts from LGBT rights groups after Guido Barilla (above), its chairman, said in an Italian radio interview on Wednesday that Barilla "would never" create an ad featuring a same-sex family, reports Reuters.

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