Talk about your weapons of mass distortion! As much as I detest Rachel Ray, her proclivity for abbreviating ingredient names, and her lack of actual mad chef skillz, this is absolutely retarded.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Dunkin' Donuts, for whom Ray is a spokesperson, has pulled an advertisement featuring her EVOO-ness because some nut job -- Michelle Malkin -- suggested that the scarf she was wearing in the commercial looked like a "jihadi (chic) keffiyeh" worn as traditional garb by Palestinians:
Dunkin' Donuts has canceled an online advertisement featuring celebrity chef Rachael Ray after complaints that a scarf she wore in the ad offers symbolic support for terrorism.
Dunkin' Donuts said Wednesday it pulled the ad over the weekend because of what it calls a "misperception" about the scarf that detracted from its original intent to promote its iced coffee.
Critics, including conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, complained that the scarf appeared to be traditional garb worn by Arab men. The ad's critics say such scarves have come to symbolize Muslim extremism and terrorism.
Malkin decided to describe Ray's choice of accessory as "hate couture." Unbelievable.
Well, I guess I'll have to go back to drinking Starbucks since consuming DD iced coffees is obviously the equivalent of state-sponsored (or at least costumed) terrorism.
Land of the free, indeed...