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I saw this today and went..............................................huh

Dunkin' Donuts pulls Rachael Ray ad after complaints
2008-05-29 12:42:57
By MARK JEWELL AP Business Writer



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.

Critics, including conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, complained that the scarf wrapped around her looked like a kaffiyeh, the traditional Arab headdress. Critics who fueled online complaints about the ad in blogs say such scarves have come to symbolize Muslim extremism and terrorism.

The kaffiyeh, Malkin wrote in a column posted online last Friday, "has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad. 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."

A statement issued Wednesday by Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Brands Inc., however, said the scarf had a paisley design, and was selected by a stylist for the advertising shoot.

"Absolutely no symbolism was intended," the company said.

Dunkin' spokeswoman Michelle King said the ad appeared on the chain's Web site, as well as other commercial sites.

Amahl Bishara, an anthropology lecturer at the University of Chicago who specializes in media matters relating to the Middle East, said complaints about the scarf's use in the ad demonstrate misunderstandings of Arab culture and the multiple meanings that symbols can take on depending on someone's perspective.

"I think that a right-wing blogger making an association between a kaffiyeh and terrorism is just an example of how so much of the complexity of Arab culture has been reduced to a very narrow vision of the Arab world on the part of some people in the U.S.," Bishara said in a phone interview. "Kaffiyehs are worn every day on the street by Palestinians and other people in the Middle East — by people going to work, going to school, taking care of their families, and just trying to keep warm."

While some extremists and terrorists may wear kaffiyehs, "To reduce their meaning to support for terrorism has a tacit racist tone to it," Bishara said.

Malkin, in a posting following up on last week's column, said of Dunkin's decision to pull the ad, "It's refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists."

Ray, host of the Food Network television program "30 Minute Meals" as well as a syndicated daytime talk show, began appearing in ads for Dunkin' Donuts in March 2007. When Dunkin' announced the partnership, it said Ray would be featured in TV, print, radio and online spots in a campaign running through 2010.







I wear sandals, Ah ****, they wear sandals:mad:, does that mean I support terrorists:confused::confused:
 

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Michelle Malkin needs to get laid. You wanna know what else is supporting terrorism? Looking for things to persecute people over.
 

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Just once I'd like to see:

"Absolutely no symbolism was intended," the company said. "And since no symbolism was intended, and it's a harmless f#*king scarf, go F*#k yourself!"


When they pull the add after a baseless complaint, it just looks bad is all.:D
 

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Recently working in the fashion business, I've been waiting for this issue to surface. As mentioned, ignorant designers are making these scarves trendy. Not mentioned, Rachel Ray is an idiot that wouldn't realize the potential backlash of wearing such a garment. So ultimately I highly doubt she or D&D meant any insult by the ad. The problem stems from the fashion designers. Let's rid the world of them. Clothes should be utilitarian necessities, not materialistic luxuries...:D

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Recently working in the fashion business, I've been waiting for this issue to surface. As mentioned, ignorant designers are making these scarves trendy. Not mentioned, Rachel Ray is an idiot that wouldn't realize the potential backlash of wearing such a garment. So ultimately I highly doubt she or D&D meant any insult by the ad. The problem stems from the fashion designers. Let's rid the world of them. Clothes should be utilitarian necessities, not materialistic luxuries...:D

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1) The problem stems from the fashion designers. Let's rid the world of them. Clothes should be utilitarian necessities, not materialistic luxuries

Utilitarian necessities sounds too socialist;)

2) 30 years ago I wanted to be a fashion designer until I learned that they were all gay. I would have been the only straight guy with all those models.




I would have been the only straight guy with all those models.:mad:
 

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It's funny that PC has gotten so outta hand that it's begins to delve into censorship for a harmless scarf. Liberal or Conservative, both taken to the extreme accomplish the same goal..........oppression
 

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Seriously, Rachael Ray needs to take that horrid thing off. Then her blouse. Then...


excuse me one moment please....
 

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Here is the photo I found. It was clearly meant to show support for terrorist. WTF

Um, yes, WTF.

So, "What the F*ck", you may ask? Well, I'll tell you "what the f*ck":

Michelle Malkin and her inane ilk are pathetic scum who should be dropped on a deserted island to fend for themselves.

Seriously, man, how can you see "Conservative commentators including Michelle Malkin complained..." in a news article and not just say "oh, THAT'S what the f*ck..."? She's a walking caricature.
 

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Seriously, Rachael Ray needs to take that horrid thing off. Then her blouse. Then...


excuse me one moment please....
keep the blouse on (weird, weird tits) and put a bag over her head while you're at it (goddamn horse-smile grinds my gears!), then maybe we'll talk. Oh, and tape her mouth shut too. Every time I hear her voice it makes me throw up a little in my mouth.
 

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I was highly offended by that scarf. It's butt-ugly. Looks like she's got a dead poodle draped around her.
 

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What people have seemed to forgotten is that the Keffiyah or Shemagh is often worn by coalition troops in the dessert.







Military use

For some years, the wearing of the keffiyeh has been almost ubiquitous amongst British soldiers, who now, almost exclusively, refer to them as shemaghs. Their use by some units and formations of the military and police forces of the former British Empire and subsequent Commonwealth dates back to before the Second World War. Because of its utility it was adopted by the Palestine Police Force, the Trans Jordan Frontier Force, the Sudan Defence Force, the Arab Legion, the Libyan Arab Force, the Long Range Desert Group, the Special Air Service and Popski's Private Army, amongst others, who wore them while operating in North Africa.

After the war, their use by the Army continued with the keffiyeh being worn in both desert and temperate environments in theatres such as Dhofar. Australian Army forces have also used the shemagh since the Vietnam War, and extensively during Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly by Australian Special Forces units. Since the beginning of the War on Terror, these keffiyeh, usually cotton and in military olive drab or khaki with black stitching, have been adopted by US and troops as well.

Their practicality in an arid environment, as in Iraq, explains their constant popularity with soldiers. Soldiers often wear the keffiyeh folded in half into a triangle and wrapped around the face, with the halfway point being placed over the mouth and nose, sometimes coupled with goggles, to keep sand out of the face.
 

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Perhaps one with little swastikas would be more fashionable? Confederate flags maybe? Why not Che shirt too? Or maybe little Stalins.

The whole point is celebrities using their access to the people to make political statements however subtle. They piss off half their fans. Celebs never used to do this.

They just need to shut up and sing, cook, act, or take their shirts off.
 

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Recently working in the fashion business, I've been waiting for this issue to surface. As mentioned, ignorant designers are making these scarves trendy. Not mentioned, Rachel Ray is an idiot that wouldn't realize the potential backlash of wearing such a garment. So ultimately I highly doubt she or D&D meant any insult by the ad. The problem stems from the fashion designers. Let's rid the world of them. Clothes should be utilitarian necessities, not materialistic luxuries...:D

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The problem isn't with D&D or her. It lies with the ignorant, uneducated people who are allowed to inhabit this great country. There are many people who should get a clue as to what the difference is. I don't think D&D should have pulled the ad, they should have told everyone who complained to shove it, grow up and gain some worldly knowledge. Even if it was a Keffiyah it does not symbolize terrorism. It symbolizes a culture who happens to have a radical sect who wears the same attire.

If these people want to claim stupid crap then they should also claim all super conservative Christians are in the same group as Militia of Montana (MOM) a group some consider a home grown terrorist organization. This is by far not true, but while they are using their super intelligence they might as well come up with other crap.

Why should the rest of us and the world have to degrade our own thoughts and feelings low enough to make them exeptable to those who think hatred and military action is the answer to everything? We shouldn't, but we continuously do because it would be too hard for people to expand their knowledge and views. God forbid another country/culture is different, because the standards set by the aforementioned geniuses means different is bad or evil.
 

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If it's warm enough for her to be drinking iced coffee in that photo, isn't it too warm for a scarf?
 

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If it's warm enough for her to be drinking iced coffee in that photo, isn't it too warm for a scarf?
Well it all depends on the weather at that moment. I mean it could have been sunny and 75, but then a strong wind came through creating a windchill of 40. Then again this would have tripped the sensors in her nipples making them pop out of her shirt. So after carefull analysis.

Your right!:cross:
 

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Um, yes, WTF.

So, "What the F*ck", you may ask? Well, I'll tell you "what the f*ck":

Michelle Malkin and her inane ilk are pathetic scum who should be dropped on a deserted island to fend for themselves.

Seriously, man, how can you see "Conservative commentators including Michelle Malkin complained..." in a news article and not just say "oh, THAT'S what the f*ck..."? She's a walking caricature.
Stop being so reserved, Evan. Tell us how you really feel! :D
 

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So I decided I would see what Michelle Malkin looks like, never having seen her before. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Malkin

Subscribing to her logical thought processes I have come to these conclusions. She is hot so.... she must not be smart, or have any intelligence. I mean isn't there a direct correlation between looks and intelligence according the the way she must see the world? Look at the expansive vocabulary she uses for one of her headlines: "Bob Dole goes freakin’ nuclear on Scott McClellan" I found this on her website.

Also, since she is causing a controversy. Therefore, I would like to see Verizon, T-Mobile and Citi pull their ads from her site. I find her highly offensive and they advertise on her there.
 
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