Dunkin’ Donuts Pulls Rachel Ray Ad Due To Terrorism Concerns

May 29, 2008

Dunkin' Donuts has decided to pull the plug on a new commercial featuring Rachel Ray due to complaints that the garment she is wearing promotes terrorism...Washington (ChattahBox) – Dunkin’ Donuts has decided to pull the plug on a new commercial featuring Rachel Ray due to complaints that the garment she is wearing promotes terrorism.

Rachel Ray is seen in the ad wearing what she calls a scarf. It appears though to be a headdress usually worn by Arab men. Conservatives have stated it promotes terrorism.

Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin put out comments which have forced the company to pull the ad.

Malkin wrote “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.”

Dunkin Donuts announced they have changed the ad and released a statement in response “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.”

Rachel Ray may think twice before making another fashion statement.


Comments

3 Responses to “Dunkin’ Donuts Pulls Rachel Ray Ad Due To Terrorism Concerns”

  1. Steve Jones on May 29th, 2008 7:55 pm

    It’s official: we’ve all gone nuts.

  2. naceguy122 on May 30th, 2008 12:01 am

    It’s a good thing I have people like Michelle Malkin to remind me of things like this. Now I’ll remember to remove my pants and shirt before going out in public since terrorists usually wear clothing.

  3. Gloria Pope on May 30th, 2008 11:37 am

    What an idiot of the first order you are with this comment on a scarf! This is exactly how silly and clueless Americans like you are. Go read Howard Zinn’s ” A People’s History of the United States” to really learn and understand this country that you live in. This is why the entire world thinks Americans are so incredibly stupid (and so many of you are just like this). When thousands of people are being senselessly murdered, their lives, homes, communities and country are being destroyed and overtaken by American war machines and warmongers, you are raging about a scarf, not the inhumanities of torture, illegal detention and illegal kidnapping of innocent men, women and children by your country or the endless lies, deceit and corruption of your President and his associates or how your country is broke and into a deepening depression (which Bush & Co. are steadliy denying), but we, the people know all too well. While people in your own country thanks to your leadership have no jobs, aren’t making livable wages and now cannot afford gas, oil or energy prices strangling the general population — yet your statement of the day is about a scarf. Do you really think people who are losing their homes, are jobless, can’t feed themselves or their families, can’t afford to heat or cool their homes care about a silly scarf in a commercial. Get a life and put some knowledge into that empty head of yours and stop wasting paper, energy and time with such complete nonsense.

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