Apparently, Dunkin’ Donuts has decided to pull an ad featuring Rachael Ray – not because blueberry coffee sounds disgusting, but because some got their lapel pins in a twist over Rachael’s scarf.
According to Michelle Malkin , the black and white neckerchief Rachael sported in the commercial looked like “the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad”.
Oh, and she also called it “hate couture“. Clever.
The scarf Rachael was wearing was actually silk paisley. It wasn’t a keffiyeh (or shemagh, if you prefer). However, Michelle Malkin was concerned that it perhaps looked like something worn by violent jihadis like these . Malkin must have been fretting that perhaps Rachael had fallen under the spell of Kirsten Dunst, Mary-Kate Olson, David Beckham, Sting and those nutty kids over at Urban Outfitters (whose CEO, Richard Hayne, is a staunch conservative, by the way).
Maybe, just maybe, their jihadi ringleader is none other than John McCain’s daughter, Meghan?
This latest clothing brouhaha is more than mildly ridiculous. It’s also disturbing. But at least even celebrity gossip columnists recognize this paranoid reaction to be “absolutely insane“.
Hey Rachael – you know what would be outta this world? If, on your hit TV show, you gathered the gumption to sport an actual keffiyeh.
You might pick one up at Amazon.com…
Yes, I own several.