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.


Chris said...

I saw this story on the "news" this morning . . . absolutely freaking ridiculous.

Also, I'm glad we don't even have Dunkin Donuts here in Dallas, because then I would possibly have to not buy coffee there since Rachel Ray is shilling for them.

I really don't like her at all.

David Dust said...

Terrorism is YUMMO!!!!

John said...

There are enough things to irritate us about Rachael Ray. This is just silly. But seriously, I never thought people on the right-wing would come off as "PC" - which is exactly what the wingnuts are doing here.

Anonymous said...

You choose to shill with terrorist chic, you take your chances. It could have been worse, she could have worn a Che shirt. Viva la Mass Murderer!

Anonymous said...

Any terrorist worth his weight in plastique would be highly insulted at RR wearing a keffiyeh as a stylish fashion accessory. Some's so messy with all that stringy fringe. It's so obviously a political statement, "See, I'm open-minded enough to wear a keffiyeh as a fashion accessory. Aren't I smart?"