Thursday, May 29, 2008

Time to make the donuts....

Does Dunkin’ Donuts really think its customers could mistake Rachael Ray for a terrorist sympathizer? The Canton-based company has abruptly canceled an ad in which the domestic diva wears a scarf that looks like a keffiyeh, a traditional headdress worn by Arab men. Some observers, including ultra-conservative Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin, were so incensed by the ad that there was even talk of a Dunkin’ Donuts boycott. “The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad,” Malkin yowls in her syndicated column. “Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant and not-so-ignorant fashion designers, celebrities, and left-wing icons.”

The Boston Globe

It's a scarf. It's an ugly scarf, but just a scarf nontheless. I imagine people that are causing this commotion are the media right? There is no way that a terrorist saw this and thought "Oh that Rachel Ray, she gets me. She really gets what I'm all about." No, I think that they would be much more interested in the idea of iced coffee and the wonderful creation that is the doughnut.
On another note, Krispy Kreme would never stoop to that level. Having Rachel Ray as a spokesperson I mean. I think thay have to be involved in something terrorist/like because those glazed doughnuts are PURE EVIL!

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