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The Lycos 50 Blog: News from the Pop Culture Fast Lane
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Rachael Ray Scarf Controversy

Rachael Ray’s latest Dunkin’ Donuts commercial has caused quite a controversy, as the popular chef sported a scarf that resembles a ‘keffiyeh.’ Fox News reporter Michelle Malkin says “The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is a traditional scarf of Arab men that 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.”

Dunkin’ Donuts first ignored the complaints, claiming the scarf Ray was wearing was fashion and not a ‘keffiyeh,’ but finally pulled the commercial after getting harassed by the media. The company states, “In a recent online ad, Rachael Ray is wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design. It was selected by her stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of misperception, we are no longer using the commercial.”



Posted by lycos50 at 4:13 PM EDT

Thursday, 29 May 2008 - 8:10 AM EDT

Name: "JKLnTX"

These ultra right wing conservatives are emotionally troubled alarmists. Because the scarf "looks" like something? Dumb.

Thursday, 29 May 2008 - 1:58 PM EDT

Name: "enuf"

She is wearing he scarf to take attention away from her fat neck. As to the symbolism, I would not have known if not for the attention given to it.

Thursday, 29 May 2008 - 2:11 PM EDT

Name: "Litig8r"

Just like the liberal anti-gun nuts.  Lets ban these guns because they look dangerous.

Saturday, 31 May 2008 - 9:06 AM EDT

Name: "Sheesh"

Where can I buy one of those scarves?

Saturday, 31 May 2008 - 1:03 PM EDT

Name: "Donny"

I saw this story on the news, and it made me say WHAT THE HELL. Umm my little sister has a scarf just like that...she bought it from Urban Outfitters, I believe....and uhh I doubt she's promoting terrorism, and I HIGHLY DOUBT that Rachael was promoting terrorism wtf. It's just a trendy scarf...............GET A LIFE 

Friday, 6 June 2008 - 6:50 PM EDT

Name: "Lauren"
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These people have nothing better to do but to seek out people who are wearing scarf's that LOOK like something there not.

Friday, 18 July 2008 - 3:15 AM EDT

Name: "Joan"

This has got to be the stupidest story I've ever heard. The media should have better things to do than engage is this kind of crazy behavior.

Sunday, 2 November 2008 - 5:02 PM EDT

Name: "kila"

Seems like the media has nothin better to do than to report this kind of non sense... How about some coverage of the middle or poor class who is struggling to make the ends meet... - <a href="" title="Air Force Ones">Air Force Ones</a>, <a href="" title="Jordans">Air Jordans</a> / <a href="" title="Jordan Release Dates"> Jordan Release Dates</a> and <a href="" title="Nike SB">Nike SB</a>.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010 - 8:51 AM EST

Name: "Buy Steroids Online"
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I don't think that there is a big need to pay attention to such things. It seems that some people just wanted to argue

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