Mother Launches Petition Demanding Chain Grocery Store Stop Selling Barilla
That didn't take long. Linda Ferraro, proud mother of a gay son, has launched a Change.org petition demanding that the Stop & Shop grocery chain stop selling the Barilla brand based on the anti-gay comments made Thursday morning by Guida Barilla, head of the company.
Reads the letter to Stop & Shop owners that Linda hopes you'll sign:
Judi Palmer, Stop & Shop Supermarket Company
Lindsay Hawley, Stop & Shop Supermarket CompanyYou may have heard that Guido Barilla, head of Barilla pasta, said some really terrible things about gay people. Barilla said, “I would never do an advert with a homosexual family…if the gays don’t like it, they can go and eat another brand. For us, the concept of the sacred family remains one of the fundamental values of the company.”
These comments are unacceptable and you should be concerned that this man's brand lives on your shelves. I strongly urge you to stop carrying Barilla products in your stores.
Linda wraps up her decision to start a Drop Barilla campaign succinctly. "No one messes with my boys."