Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: Rachael Ray - chef, author, decorator, terrorist

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rachael Ray - chef, author, decorator, terrorist

We know this by her scarf:
Dunkin' Donuts yanks Rachael Ray ad

Does Dunkin’ Donuts really think its customers could mistake Rachael Ray for a terrorist sympathizer? The Canton-based company has abruptly canceled an ad in which the domestic diva wears a scarf that looks like a keffiyeh, a traditional headdress worn by Arab men.

Some observers, including ultra-conservative Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin, were so incensed by the ad that there was even talk of a Dunkin’ Donuts boycott.

"The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad," Malkin yowls in her syndicated column.

"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."

So, the black-and-white paisley scarf is now a fashion no-no because you might be mistaken for a male terrorist. I was just thinking how much Rachael resembles Yassir Arafat.

Well...Dunkin Donuts caved. They yanked the commercials.

For her part, Malkin was pleased with Dunkin’s response: "It’s refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists."

Someone quick talk to Rachael. Maybe she's pissed off enough to send a sizable donation to the Democrats!


Blogger Deirdre Helfferich said...

Talk about surreally silly. Demagoguery at its most dangerously looney-tunes worst. It boggles me that Dunkin' Donuts could take this tripe seriously. And that twits like Malkin could WRITE this sort of tripe.


5/28/2008 10:26 AM  
Blogger Myster said...

Uh-oh. Does this mean I have to choose between patriotism and my pashminas? The whole reason I got an MFA was so I'd have an excuse to wear scarves indoors year-round.

5/28/2008 10:40 AM  
Blogger CelticDiva said...

Ahhhhh...pashminas...I got mine from a friend who served in Afghanistan and brought it back for me.

Hey...come to think of it, perhaps we could help Malkin wrap her skinny neck in one...and pull...

5/28/2008 12:08 PM  
Blogger Grimbles said...

Holy crap! I see a bunch of footage of terrorists wearing clothes, I'd better stop wearing them in case I get mistaken for a terrorist...

5/28/2008 6:08 PM  
Blogger Ishmael said...

If Rachael needs comforting, I'm available.

If Michelle needs slappin' around, I'm available.

I'm just sayin'.

5/29/2008 1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michelle Malkin is a highly intelligent well-educated person who is not afraid to write columns about issues as she sees them. Thank goodness for persons like Michelle who are more concerned about what is right than what is politically correct. And thanks to Dunkin Donuts for having the good sense to pull such an ad, whether the connotation was intended or not. And those nuts who are making such ignorant comments about Michelle should just shutup.
Nuf 'ced.

5/29/2008 5:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so obvious that this Malkin person has some deep seated issues. She needs counseling. This is soooo ridiculous and I'm surprised to see Dunkin Donuts contributing to such insanity.

5/29/2008 5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

malkin should run for president , maybe we get to fight with the Iranian Mullas

5/29/2008 5:54 AM  
Anonymous Cloyd Moody said...

Why is it that anyone who has a different political view is referred to as a "pundit"?

5/29/2008 6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absurd! Absurd. And don't get me started on Malkin. She is disturbed. What is scary is that she represents a large group of people who agree with her.

5/29/2008 6:57 AM  
Anonymous anidov said...

How come everyone defending Malkin and her "freedom of speech" is Anonymous?
Another name for Malkin?
Think I'll go get a donut.

5/29/2008 10:45 AM  
Blogger CelticDiva said...

We don't have a Dunkin' Donuts up here so boycotting them is moot. **sigh**

And Ishmael, I don't think that you and I would agree on the kind of "smacking around" you should give Malkin. Mine does NOT involve her in a thong teddy and you taking her over your knee saying "Whose your daddy?."

I was thinking that perhaps throwing her in the ring for a cage match with a huge, muscular woman named Tiny would be best.

5/29/2008 12:04 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...


5/29/2008 3:04 PM  
Blogger Grimbles said...

Hey look, trolls.
Trolls are funny. Heeheehee.


5/30/2008 2:29 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

If this isn't a beautiful example of political correctness (you can't promote that fashion and DDs jumps and takes down the ad) I don't understand the concept of political correctness. Or does it mean when people on the left say things I don't agree with, that's politically correct. But when people on the right do it, well, that's just common sense?

5/31/2008 4:07 PM  

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