Dunkin’ Donuts Pulls Ad with Rachael Ray Over a Damn Scarf

Dunkin’ Donuts pulled an ad with Rachael Ray because people, such as Michelle Malkin, can’t tell the difference between the scarf in the first picture below and a keffiyeh. Even though the keffiyeh is usually identified as a symbol of Palestinian identity and solidarty, it is actually a headdress used by many Arab men as a means of protection from the sun and from the arid conditions that exists throughout the Middle East. When it was initially clarified by Dunkin’ Donuts (and other people with common sense) that it wasn’t a keffiyeh, Malkin, and the like, continued to push the non-existent issue and demanded the ad to be removed anyway.

(Here’s Rachael with the scarf on, Via Feministe)
Via Feministe

Here’s the typical pattern seen in Palestine

After declaring some sort of victory, Malkin stated

“It’s refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists.”

Correction Malkin, it’s disappointing to see an American company bow down to a bunch of dense bigots such as yourself who, after being told that it wasn’t a keffiyeh (and it’s quite obvious that it isn’t), continued to fuel and encourage such blatant ignorance.

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~ by Luci-Kali on May 29, 2008.

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