Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rachael Ray Strikes Again

Dunkin' Donuts has pulled the latest commercial featuring Rachael Ray. Apparently some right-wing nutjobs (begging your pardon if that includes any of my loyal readers) thought her scarf looked too much like a keffiyeh, a traditional headdress worn by Arab men and famously by Yasser Arafat.

The statement issued by Dunkin' Donuts:

"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."

I can't imagine why anyone would think ill of Ms. Ray.