Dunkin' Donuts Caves In
Over the weekend I posted some dumb ass story about a couple of ultra-conservative political bloggers freaking out over a Dunkin' Donuts ad starring Rachael Ray. They were upset over the scarf Rachael wore in the ad. They believed it to be a keffiyeh.
Fox News commentator and blogger, Michelle Malkin, wrote on her blog, "The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad."
At first, DD shrugged off the accusations and said it was just a scarf. However, I guess they got more complaints, because the ad was pulled. They issued this statement to The Boston Globe, ''In a recent online ad, Rachael Ray is wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design. It was selected by her stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of misperception, we are no longer using the commercial.''
Michelle Malkin is happy about DD's decision. She wrote, "It's refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists. Too many of them bend over backward in the direction of anti-American political correctness.... Fashion statements may seem insignificant, but when they lead to the mainstreaming of violence -- unintentionally or not -- they matter. Ignorance is no longer an excuse. In post-9/11 America, vigilance must never go out of style."
Can Malkin also go after all the hipsters wearing these scarves at the bars I go to? Ban their asses, so I can finally have somewhere to sit. Seriously, they take all the good bar stools.
I'm sure DD won't make this mistake again! For their next commercial, they'll make Rachael will wear an American flag bikini. Fuck. I just gave them an idea.