Friday, May 30, 2008

rachael ray, the food terrorist

Rachael Ray is a popular author and Food Network television personality. She's been nominated for two Emmy Awards and has served as a spokesperson for Burger King, Nabisco, and W├╝sthof.

Now, Ray can add suspected terrorist to her resume.

Conservative blogger Michelle Malkin is up in arms about Ray's wardrobe choice in a recent Dunkin Donuts ad:

So it was with some dismay that I learned last week that Dunkin Donuts’ spokeswoman Rachael Ray, the ubiquitous TV hostess, posed for one of the company’s ads in what appeared to be a black-and-white keffiyeh.

The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the 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.

Due to the uproar this has caused, Dunkin Donuts has pulled the ad. They're still siding with Ray, though, and claiming that no one involved supports terrorism or terrorist clothes (a likely story!).
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.
And now, via Gawker, we find that Republican presidential nominee John McCain's daughter loves jihad scarves, as well. Meghan McCain, tell us once and for all: do you support terrorism and/or meals cooked in less than thirty minutes?


WhosPlayin said...

Shhh! Don't tell anyone, but this will be our Republican vote suppression tactic this year. Station women wearing scarves near the entrances of polling places. Maybe even give them backpacks or large purses. Republicans will be scared to death!

Anonymous said...

Rachael Ray is trash and it has nothing to do with anything Shelly Malkin says.