#1 Dunkin' Donuts pulls Rachael Ray adEyelidsGuest05-30-2008, 03:55 PM
Dunkin' Donuts pulls Rachael Ray ad
The coffee and donut chain says it yanked online spot to avoid 'misperception'; professor says links to extremism are narrow-minded and even racist.
BOSTON (AP) -- Dunkin' Donuts has pulled an online advertisement featuring Rachael Ray after complaints that a fringed black-and-white scarf that the celebrity chef wore in the ad offers symbolic support for Muslim extremism and terrorism.
The coffee and baked goods chain said the ad that began appearing online May 7 was pulled over the past weekend because "the possibility of misperception detracted from its original intention to promote our iced coffee."
In the spot, Ray holds an iced coffee while standing in front of trees with pink blossoms.
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin complained that the scarf wrapped around her looked like a kaffiyeh, the traditional Arab headdress. ''The kaffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad,'' Malkin wrote in her syndicated column.
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05-30-2008, 04:00 PM
I'd move this to the Whiny Zone, unfortunately that forum isn't up yet. I'll just change the title instead.
EyelidsGuest05-30-2008, 04:02 PM
she is absolutely terrifying. You can just see how much of a terrorist she is.
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05-30-2008, 04:05 PM
This is an idiotic over-reaction, at best.At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
05-30-2008, 04:19 PM
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Tragicly thats the American way isn't it. Ironic that you can buy scarfs and shemaghs like that out many stores/wholesalers that sell tactical gear. like so........................
05-30-2008, 05:39 PMAt Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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