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Friday May 30, 2008 9:50 am
Rachael Ray Ad Pulled Due to Political Controversy
While Food Network favorite Rachael Ray may have a lot of haters, no one has ever accused her of supporting terrorism… until now.
The 30 Minute Meals star was featured in an Internet ad for Dunkin’ Donut, advertising their line of iced drinks. Despite what appears to be a very normal, innocent ad, the popular donut chain was forced to pull it due to complaints about her advocating Muslim extremism!
How, might one ask, is this picture (seen above) have anything to do with Islamic terrorism? Well, according to columnist/blogger Michelle Malkin, the scarf Ray wears in the photo resembles that of a kaffiyeh, which Malkin explains, “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.”
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Although Dunkin’ Brands, Inc. is making it clear that there was no intention in using the scarf as a symbolism of terrorism, they pulled the advertisement in order to steer clear of offending more than those bloggers who supported Malkin, despite claims from Middle Eastern Culture experts who argue that Malkin and others are clearly close-minded about the culture.
Oh Rachael Ray, what are we to do with you?
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