Barilla Pasta Announces Major 'Diversity and Inclusion' Initiative in Response to Anti-Gay Controversy

Barilla Pasta Announces Major ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Initiative in Response to Anti-Gay Controversy – Barilla, the international pasta maker who came under fire in September after its chairman Guido Barilla told a radio host that gay people could find another brand if they didn’t like the fact that the company would never make an advertisement with gay people in it, today announced a new Diversity & Inclusion Board, a Global Diversity Officer, and participation in the HRC Corporate Equality Index.

'Gay Lobby' Makes Barilla Eat Humble Pasta

Guido Barilla has made a humble apology on the Barilla website following his comments about only featuring traditional families in his advertising. His comments went viral and there followed calls internationally for a boycott of Barilla pasta, sauces and other culinary products. Mister Barilla then exacerbated the situation by saying that if they didn’t like […]