Recently, Rachel Ray did an ad for Dunkin’ Donuts. A still from the ad is pictured above. So, the ad ran, and then suddenly a conservative fox news blogger/commentator Michelle Malkin, flipped out because of the scarf Ray is wearing in this still, saying it was a “Keffiyeh.”
Michelle Malkin, wrote on her blog, “The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad.”
I’m glad she pointed that out because I was wondering why every time I saw this ad, right afterwards I thought “Man, I really want some donuts and also want to kill a bunch of jews.”
At first, Dunkin’ Donuts was like “Michelle Malkin, you’re a crazy f-ing bitch,” which, when translated into corporate speak, ended up coming out like this:
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.
But, I’ve been on enough playgrounds to know, one really annoying kid that nobody likes can start screaming and suddenly no one is playing four square and instead everyone is inside at their desks, sitting quietly. So, of course, Dunkin Donuts decided to go the route of the pussy, and pulled the ad. Michelle Malkin was of course enthralled and said this:
“I’m a dumb f-ing piece of shit with no life that sits around and studies the scarves people wear in donut commercials. I also kill babies and eat them.”
Actually, she didn’t say that. I made that up. She said some other stuff that basically meant that. Anywho, it’s not so much that I care about Dunkin’ Donuts, it’s more the principle that one whacked out idiot can actually get things pulled from public view. It sets a bad precedent. First it’s a donut commercial, then goes the porno, and with out even realizing it, it’s 8 p.m. on a Friday and we’re rushing to get home due to a government mandated pre-bedtime viewing of Touched By Angel. Extreme example, but it’s a slippery slope folks.
Anyways, I’m excited to see Michelle Malkin’s reaction to the new Dunkin’ Donuts promotion that’s happening later this summer.