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Dunkin Donuts Pulls Ad Featuring Rachael Ray In A Scarf That Looks Too Arab

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posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:32 PM
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Dunkin Donuts Pulls Ad Featuring Rachael Ray In A Scarf That Looks Too Arab


www.huffingtonpost.com

Dunkin Donuts has pulled a commercial featuring pitchwoman Rachael Ray wearing a scarf because Michelle Malkin and other conservative observers thought the scarf looked too much like a keffiyeh, what Malkin describes as "the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad."

The company at first pooh-poohed the complaints, claiming the black-and-white wrap was not a keffiyeh. But the right-wing drumbeat on the blogosphere continued and by yesterday, Dunkin' Donuts decided it'd be easier just to yank the ad.
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posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:32 PM
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OH for Christs sake give me a bloody break.

www.huffingtonpost.com
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posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:36 PM
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Where do I begin?

This is one of the MOST STUPID things I have read in quite awhile... Don't these idiots have anything better to do?

I have one of those scarves and have had it for over 20 years and it is great... wrap it around your neck and tie it and it is great for keeping out the cold....

to paraphrase Freud... sometimes a scarf is just a scarf.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:37 PM
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It could be she's a radical muslim sympathizer. I saw her cook a Falafel and Couscous once...



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:38 PM
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It's ridiculous of course. The only thing that would make it any moreso is if she was running for office. Then it would make sense.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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I like Falafel and Couscous... and hummus.

I am sure (I hope) being scarcastic.... but sometimes I feel like pounding my head against the wall based on some of the things I have read here.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by grover


OH for Christs sake give me a bloody break.



It's ironic that you have no problem invoking the name of Christ in a disrespectful way to voice your displeasure about potential offense to Muslims re the Dunkin Donut decision.

I would suggest you show at least some minimal respect for Christians during your outrage over perceived slights to Muslims lest you be looked at as being a hypocrite.


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posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:41 PM
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I rest my case.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:45 PM
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Let me first say - I LOVE DUNK'N DONUTS!!

Krispy Kreme sucks and Starbucks also stinks as well as costs too much.

YES it was silly - BUT they were being sensitive to possibly upsetting Muslims and/or non-muslims. It was easier just to pull the ad then to have to worry about upsetting people.

They did the right thing. Cut the problem right at the start instead of letting it get out of hand. Silly? YES. But it was a smart corporate move to cut the ad.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:52 PM
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Why would wearing one of those scarves be a slight to Muslims?

It was the right wing

Michelle Malkin and other conservative observers


Who are the ones who seem to have the problem with it.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 05:08 PM
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Michelle Malkin can fall off a cliff for all I care.

What a bunch of garbage this is. All the way around. Everyone involved should be ashamed.

From corporate kiss-asses like Michelle Malkin to Muslims that are offended to Dunkin Donuts for not having the intelligence and foresight to predict the nonsensical blabbering outcries of offense that are to be expected at every turn in today's society.

The lies, the propaganda, the spin, the political correctness and the complaining about every little thing just gets old. Enough.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 05:23 PM
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They're very popular with bikers over here in the UK. Are they gonna suggest next that bikers are potential Jihadists?

I have never seen so much crap in my life as we are presented with day upon day. It's getting worse too.


Just when you think you have seen it all, along comes a story like this to prove how very wrong you were in that assumption.

Seriously, some people need to get a life and get out more.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 05:23 PM
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Originally posted by grover
Why would wearing one of those scarves be a slight to Muslims?
It was the right wing ...


I know it was the right wing that said something. But once it got said I could see muslims getting upset that someone thought it was about them when it wasn't. They hadn't gotten upset. Yet. They could. They'd be right to be upset that the right wing was upset.

It's just best to kill the ad. It isn't fair. But it's best.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 05:33 PM
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Why would anyone get their pants in an uproar about this scarf?



My grandmother wore those. What's the problem? Other people wear them. What's the problem?


Originally posted by FlyersFanI know it was the right wing that said something. But once it got said I could see muslims getting upset that someone thought it was about them when it wasn't. They hadn't gotten upset. Yet. They could. They'd be right to be upset that the right wing was upset.


Sorry, not getting that. Could you expand please?



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 05:39 PM
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Hmm I own a Shemagh. In camouflage no less!
I must be a gigantic mega-terrorist then, surely?
Nope... just standard issue for Royal Air Force combat training (sniper usage).

I must admit that those who wear the shemagh in normal scenarios only usually do so out of solidarity for the palestinian cause. It seems to be the socialist worker, student- liberal types handing out leaflets who wear them.

Nonetheless, its just a scarf. Being scared of an item of clothing is a ridiculous reductio ad absurdum.

hat being said however, who of you would be brave enough to shave your moustache into the same style as a Hitler moustache? No? No takers?

How about hanging a swastika outside your house? No takers again?

A moustache and swastika are innocent things (facial hair and ancient hindu symbol), but they symbolise something highly malignant.

So while I agree that this decision was a bit stupid and overreactive, sometimes you have to acknowledge that an item has a great power of symbolism.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
Sorry, not getting that. Could you expand please?


Sure. I'm not sure how to word it ... but I'll give it a try.

The muslims weren't upset. But because the far-right was upset then I could see the muslims getting upset (at the non-muslims) because the far-right was upset.

They wouldn't be upset with the ad. They'd be uspet that non-muslims were upset with a supposed muslim thing when it really wasn't even muslim.

Ya' know? Am I wording that correctly?

I figure it's best just to kill the ad to shut up the far-right and so not to upset (or bring attention to) the muslims.

It isn't fair. There was nothing wrong with the ad. But if it's killed then the entire 'problem' goes away quietly.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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Let me first say - I LOVE DUNK'N DONUTS!!


You mean we actually agree on something?!?


I can see from a business perspective why they pulled the ad, but the uproar over it in the first place was completely absurd.

Michelle Malkin is a nutcase - first of all those scarves are worn by lots of Arabs, from nutty Jihadis to the everyday guy that runs a falafel shop, it's not some kind of symbolic endorsement of Islamic extremism, any more than wearing blue jeans is a symbolic endorsement of cowboys.

Secondly I'm not sure how wearing a scarf in a Dunkin Donuts commercial is going to lead to an Islamist takeover of the US anyway



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 06:02 PM
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This is just another example of corporate America's being scared to death that someone somewhere might be offended or take exception with one of their advertisements. Personally, I could care less if Racheal Ray wore a Klansman's robe, a wizzard's hat, Aladin shoes, a burka, and was carrying a flaming copy of the Satanic Bible in a Dunkin' Donuts commercial... none of that will change the fact that donuts are delicious, Racheal Ray is annoying and has long ago jumped the shark, and the woman has a huge butt for the rest of her body size. Actually, after seeing the offending picture, it looks like she has a macramayed (I butchered the spelling on that one, I'm sure) plant hanger wrapped around her neck. No way in the world I've have ever looked at that picture and thought "Hmm, that looks like a Keffiyah! Racheal Ray must be a Palestinian sympathiser and a lover of Cat Steven's music!" But then again, I tend to not keep tabs on foreign fashions, so I might be the exception to the rule.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 06:20 PM
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Can we get any more ridiculous? Do you think it will make the 2008 list?

Worst Advertising/PR Moves of 2004 - By Apryl Duncan

3. Slim-Fast Trims Whoopi's Endorsement Deal
Who knew endorsing weight loss products could be so controversial? Not since Monica Lewinsky touted Jenny Craig has the weight loss world been thrust into the spotlight as it was when Whoopi Goldberg signed on for Slim-Fast. The weight loss company has never had a more notable face promoting its products.

But when Whoopi made anti-Bush comments at a John Kerry fundraiser, Slim-Fast acted quickly to remove her as spokeswoman as threats of a boycott surfaced. Slim-Fast's firing of Whoopi then sparked First Amendment violation protests from consumers who weren't offended by the remarks and even more threats of a boycott for removing her. The Kerry campaign said the comments "crossed the line" and Slim-Fast apologized to consumers who were offended by the remarks.


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posted on May, 28 2008 @ 06:24 PM
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This has provoked me to write a song that offends everyone in the world with good taste added to the lyrics. Are we all going to bow down to the muslims because of the FEAR!! From that good ol fear tactic Terrorism?



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