Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Bit Much or Appropriate? You Make The Call

Dunkin Donuts has pulled the above ad featuring (BLEH!) Rachael Ray wearing a black and white silk paisley scarf after a number of bloggers complained that it looked like a keffiyeh (a traditional headress worn by Arab men) and questioned whether people should boycott DD because of it. Seriously, did the bloggers really think that Rachael Ray or any of the others who simply wear keffiyeh-esque scarves as a fashion statement are Islamic jihad sympathizers? Dunkin Donuts issued a statement saying, "Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of misperception, we are no longer using the commercial."

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