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Rachel Ray Is A Terrorist, Sponsored By Osama Bin Doughnut…

Talk about your weapons of mass distortion!  As much as I detest Rachel Ray, her proclivity for abbreviating ingredient names, and her lack of actual mad chef skillz, this is absolutely retarded.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Dunkin’ Donuts, for whom Ray is a spokesperson, has pulled an advertisement featuring her EVOO-ness because some nut job — Michelle Malkin — suggested that the scarf she was wearing in the commercial looked like a "jihadi (chic) keffiyeh" worn as traditional garb by Palestinians:

Dunkin’ Donuts has canceled an online advertisement featuring celebrity chef Rachael Ray after complaints that a scarf she wore in the ad offers symbolic support for terrorism.

Dunkin’ Donuts said Wednesday it pulled the ad over the weekend because of what it calls a "misperception" about the scarf that detracted from its original intent to promote its iced coffee.

Critics, including conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, complained that the scarf appeared to be traditional garb worn by Arab men. The ad’s critics say such scarves have come to symbolize Muslim extremism and terrorism.


Malkin decided to describe Ray’s choice of accessory as "hate couture."  Unbelievable.

Well, I guess I’ll have to go back to drinking Starbucks since consuming DD iced coffees is obviously the equivalent of state-sponsored (or at least costumed) terrorism.

Land of the free, indeed…


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  1. May 31st, 2008 at 19:19 | #1

    Chris – while I don't agree with DD on this one, this isn't the govt we are talking about and they are paying for the ad. If they think it is not going to achieve its goals, they are within their rights to pull it, same way you are free to go to Starbucks. Thats America baby! Personally, I do like DD coffee better.

  2. May 31st, 2008 at 20:21 | #2

    I could give a crap about DD, honestly — despite their spinelessness…the idiocy is that absolute hateful bigot Malkin who sparked this crap.

  3. June 1st, 2008 at 04:24 | #3

    I think it's hilarious that we're offended by the scarf.
    Not by the shark-eyed, soulless celebrity who eats baby-toes to fuel the hypnotic zombie-smiles she uses to deflower our senses and stomp on our independent will with jackboots of teeth whitener.
    We shouldn't be as ashamed that we live in paranoia-culture that freaks out about a small piece of clothing subject to the personal interpretation of those so sensitized to fear, uncertainty and doubt that they squeal like stuck pigs every time their risk-o-meter goes off – as much as we should be ashamed of the glowing-box worship we do that dulls our intellect and leaves us as drooling, applebees eating-high fructose corn syrup-bloated carcasses. I refused to be shocked by the mindlessness that got us in this mess in the first place.
    If you couldn't tell, I'm not Rachel Ray's biggest fan…

  4. June 2nd, 2008 at 05:20 | #4

    I've seen the keffiyeh in action, that is not one of them.
    I would still hit Rachel Ray with a rock. =)

  5. June 2nd, 2008 at 05:25 | #5

    Well I for one won't be indulging in a Coolatta this summer. Nor will I be feeding my family her signature Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders and Salad with Tangy Maple Dressing. That would be just letting "them" win.
    I still don't let my kids watch Sesame Street after the bru-ha-ha with Bert either. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/15946
    Ah well, at least it gives us all a giggle.

  6. June 2nd, 2008 at 05:33 | #6

    You MoFo's are funny. All of you.

  7. Chris
    June 2nd, 2008 at 05:50 | #7

    Speaking of fashion accessories and Michelle Malkin, this YouTube clip of the "conservative commentator" in action may be of interest.

  8. June 2nd, 2008 at 06:57 | #8

    This is really funny, how can people be offended by a scarf. By the way, it's not only terrorists who wear it, it's some Palestinian custom and people in some neighbouring Arab countries such as Jordan, Iraq or even the Nomads in Egypt do wear the same scarf

  9. June 2nd, 2008 at 07:45 | #9

    @Tarek: I have one…it was given to me by a friend from Egypt. I think it's cool. If I can find it (still unpacking after the move) perhaps I'll wear it to Dunkin' Donuts and take a picture! đŸ˜‰

  10. Jim
    June 2nd, 2008 at 07:49 | #10

    …and Ted Bundy probably wore Hanes briefs, so anyone wearing Hanes is supporting serial killers…

  11. colin
    June 2nd, 2008 at 18:27 | #11

    Anyone who buys coffee from a chain needs their heads read in any case, but….
    The world has gone to pot. Political correctness and namby-pamby'ing has just run riot in the world today. Such a pity there is not a security appliance that could filter or quarantine such ridiculous behavior.

  12. June 3rd, 2008 at 07:00 | #12

    We had a big discussion over on Twitter when this first came out and I think the issue is that people don't realize the symbolism behind their choices, be it Hindu Peace Symbols[1], Che Guevara shirts[2] or in this case, a checkered scarf that terrorists identify with.[3]
    [1] http://www.bagsnob.com/2007/09/zara_swatsika_bag….
    [2] http://www.therealcuba.com/MurderedbyChe.htm
    [3] http://www.thestar.com/living/article/433754
    Also, see this story about "Palestinians" complaining against a Keffawhateveritis wearing store worker because she wasn't wearing it to show support for the "Palestinian struggle." http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2008/05/30/1211654

  13. June 14th, 2008 at 13:55 | #13

    Wierd – Michelle Malkin didn't even call for a boycott, she just complained about it, which is her right. I guess you don't want to let something as small as the truth interfere with your trashing of people you don't like or agree with.
    Sad – you seem a bit bigger than that.

  14. June 14th, 2008 at 16:18 | #14

    @TCD – Where did I say she called for a boycott!? I simply complained about her bigoted and uninformed comments.
    You want the truth? Here it is: It's a fucking scarf. Get over it.
    So to your point, if she can present her opinion, so can I. Explain how she has that right and I don't?

  15. June 15th, 2008 at 13:44 | #15

    Good point – you are right that I misread your post. You have every right to express your point, of course. But if you think that the scarf RR was wearing is not used by a lot of people to express their solidarity with Palestinians and Hamas and against Israel, you are wrong. Clothes often carry a lot of symbolism and it is obtuse to contend otherwise. Anyway, I am sure that both of us have talked about this issue a lot more than we really care about it.

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