Skip to comments.Rachael Ray ad pulled as pundit sees terror link
Posted on 05/28/2008 11:41:39 PM PDT by Westlander
Dunkin' Donuts pulled a television spot featuring talk show host and Food Network personality Rachael Ray this weekend after a Fox news commentator associated it with terrorists.
In the ad, Ray is wearing a scarf that Michelle Malkin said in her nationally syndicated column resembled a kiffiyeh, Middle Eastern garb that is "popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos."
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Hey, I really like Michelle, but according to Dunkin Donuts a stylist chose the scarf.
Any scarf with a black and white graphical design would be suspect. This has become ridiculous.
OPINION: It’s not about Michelle Malkin, Rachel Ray or Duncan Donuts.
It’s about symbolism.
I wore many of those kafayas while on combat patrol in A-Stan. Kept the sun and dust out. Millions wear them, they are not all terrorists. This kind of xenophobic overreaction makes us all (Americans) look like asshats.
Besides, Rachel Ray is a big lefty ditz.
The intent of that pro Pali, loony creep was obvious.
Re: Urban Outfiters:
Most recently, the company halted sales of a violence-promoting t-shirt last week depicting a young Palestinian boy in a keffiyeh carrying an AK-47 assault rifle, over the word Victimized. The t-shirt also featured the Palestinian flag, a map of the Palestinian territories and a small white dove.
I don’t know if Rachel Ray is pro-terrorist or she was just unaware of the kind of scarf she was wearing. This points out how we can be misled. Like Michelle said, we have to be constantly vigilant for Democrats, Leftists and terrorist supporters trying to sneak in this kind of subversive, anti-American, pro-Terrorist message.
Still, yeah, in a quick spot, the scarf could be mis-identified.
Rachel Ray is a big lefty ditz.
I love her! To me she is georgeous. What proof do you have about this scathing statement? I have never heard anything of the sort.
It doesn’t just look like one. It is one! I lived in Turkey 6 years. This is one! I also wrote DD and complained.
she still owes me rent money, and my ELO albums
nnn tangyou verddy much
Looks like conservatives can be as hopelessly sensitive as liberals, in the right circumstances.
The Dunkin’ Donuts in our area are owned by moslems. I won’t knowingly support them. I’ve had enough. (coming from a guy whose every dollar spent at the gas pumps supports moslems...Sigh)
I know someone who knows her personally( friend with her husband ). Say she is the most obnoxious *itch that ever walked the earth. Very arrogant , very snotty and thinks who the hell she is .
This is stupid. The scarf is not terrorist garb. Arab men wear it in the Middle East.
You can say that again. I think MM is heading for a breakdown. Used to be a regular reader of her blog. It now seems like a right wing version of a a typical moonbat site.
If you look at the product lines, endorsements, tv shows and magazines, Rachel Ray has more money than God, I mean almost as much money as her mentor, Oprah.
My theory is you could stand up a cardboard box as the host of some of these morning shows and it would get ratings. The Today Show proves my theory.
That they're marketed, not all that successfully, as palestinian solidarity and anti-war (Iraq) symbols is beyond question. Did Rachel Ray know that, who knows, but she doesn't strike me as politically aware, so my guess no. The guy at the ad agency who set up the shot, you bet. Similarly, remember the many incidents where corporations are embarassed because suddenly their websites or travel schedules or phone directories no longer list Israel, rather palestine. Same thing, and not an accident.
Matt Lauer was rumored to have one.
Keffiyehs can be all sorts of styles, patterns, and colors. Frequently no color, though the pro-palestinian scarf versions are usually black or red with the houndstooth pattern. Her's looks like a lousy digital photo of houndstooth to me, but it could be floral. Obviously there's no way of knowing what or why Ray is wearing, these things haven't been stylish for a couple years. I can see them not using the ad and shooting another, I don't think anything should happen to her.
Here's Meghan McCain in one.
You'll note the comments above about Urban Outfitters who sold the original anti-war scarf. Replaced after the controversy by the trendy Skull Desert Scarf, essentially the anti-war palestinian solidarity scarf with an SS skull.
I thought they quit after that fiasco, but this is still on their UK website, and looks to be what she's wearing, now known as the Lace Print Silk Scarf, redesigned a bit with no skull. I wasn't aware they were selling these in the US, but others do, and the symbolism is clear.
This is just stooooooopid. It makes conservatives look moronic, and is akin to seeing swastikas in a tie design. Is Michelle out of stuff to write?
A REPUBLICAN U.S. senator is worrying about televangelists, and leading conservative commentators are worried about what someone wears in a donut ad. And people wonder why libs just do whatever they want in this country.
Makes me go hmmm?
Yes and she is a big lefty. Look who she supports. Sorry I think she is cute too BUT, I could not live with a woman who talks 24/7.
Feelings? Naw, it was my first impression and had me wondering even after the ad should have left my mind. And not about Donuts.
i should have figured you would be here....
I heard the same thing. It appears there a many people, that includes Michelle and a boatload of FReepers, that need to stop by DD and get a cup of DECAF.
This place is starting to get creepy.
If we lose in November, it will be partly because people on the right came off as drooling loons. MM needs to have a nap or something if she thinks silk paisly is the symbol of Yassir Arafat. This kind of nuttery does not advance conservatism.
I don't know about that, but after watching a couple of her dining out on $40 a day shows, it's obvious she is a cheapskate tipper.
so what are you gonna do? Switch to KK?
then you, like me, are part of the problem, not solution. We just suffer different addictions.
When you allow the terrorists to appropriate styles of scarfs, the terrorists win.
When you tell people there are things they cannot where, freedom loses.
Sadly, I agree with you.
Your experiences with Rachel Ray is saddening.
That’s like saying every white shirt is a “surrender shirt.” They can call it what they want, but it’s silly. I see kids on campus all the time wearing Che t-shirts and Jimi Hendrix t-shirts and they don’t know the difference.
Malkin’s lost her marbles..
Oh no, the chubby annoying chick is wearing a scarf... she must be a terrorist sympathizer....
Uh oh, I better not buy my latte and doughnut from them... or I’m being a bad citizen?
Sorry Malkin, but this grip makes you look like Jesse Jackson.
Gotta agree 100% with ya... Malkin et al look like major a$$hats on this one.
Thanks for your feedback, LS.
I’ll have to stand by my original answer.
Fashion statements...they’re all over the internet.
This isn’t just an overreaction, but may have been intended to create one, as ‘plausible deniability’ is written all over it.
Dunkin’ Donuts yanks Rachael Ray ad
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Posted on 05/27/2008 4:56:44 PM PDT by pissant