Dunkin Donuts Pulls Ad…Late to the game on this…BUT..I do think Michelle Malkin is becoming The Arianna Huffington of The Right.

Dunkin Donuts has abruptly pulled an ad in which Rachael Ray wears a scarf which resembles, according to conservative commentator Michelle Malkin at least, a keffiyeh — a traditional scarf of Arab men.

Malkin goes on to say:

‘‘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 denied that the scarf was a keffiyeh. But after right-wing pressure, they yanked the ad, saying,

‘‘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.’’

What do you think? Should Dunkin Donuts have pulled the ad? And does the scarf resemble a keffiyeh? Or is this just paranoia and fearmongering?

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3 Responses to “Dunkin Donuts Pulls Ad…Late to the game on this…BUT..I do think Michelle Malkin is becoming The Arianna Huffington of The Right.”

  1. Java Says:

    It somewhat resembles a keffiyeh. But, resembling one doesn’t make it one.

    Keffiyehs aren’t worn by only militants or terrorists. And similar scarves to the one she’s wearing are popular in other countries as fashion accessories. They were popular here in the 80’s.

    I’ve heard the comments: “that scarf has terrorized millions of innocent people”…no, it hasn’t. The men who terrorized innocent people happened to be wearing a scarf. Probably not paisley.

    I think there comes a point when one has to stop and look at the big picture, rather than zeroing in on a scarf. Is everyone who wears a bandana a gang member?

    I think people are overly sensitive and look for things to be outraged about. It’s a scarf and Malkin is a windbag.

  2. tizona Says:

    Banana…Hell I ea…OH..B-a-n-D-a-n-a.

    You are correct, at least in my view, Java..Malkin is a windbag..

  3. Angus Dei Says:

    “Get your Hezbo-Java and Mohammed Holes at Dunkin’ Blow-Nuts today!”

    Actually, I agree with Java: Too much is made of these symbols, and in this case the scarf looks like a scarf to me, and not a keffiyeh… but I couldn’t resist.

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