Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Outrage Stems From The Calorie Amount, But That's Just Me

Dunkin’ Donuts has yanked this ad with Rachael Ray after some right-wing critic yahoos without lives said that her scarf looked like a keffiyeh, a traditional headdress associated with former Palestinian chief Yasser Arafat.

Seriously -people upset about this need LIVES. They are complaining about an advertisement for iced coffee. While people in Burma are starving to death. I hate fools (see heading).

DD's response:
‘‘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.’’

I don't blame them for just tossing their hands up in disgust and dropping the ads. But this remains yet another quintessential example of the quick-to-outrage making something a big thing by saying it's a big thing. See War on Christmas. That is all.

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