Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ridiculous

This is why some people in the world have a low opinion of Americans. It's because they hear crap like this and think we are ALL this nuts.

This is so freaking ridiculous that I am nearly speechless. Nearly.

Dunkin Donuts, my fav. coffee to go place, pulled a TV ad featuring Rachael Ray simply because she wore a scarf that some conservatives say is a "terrorist" outfit. Blogger Michelle Malkin says is too much like the Arab keffiyah, which some terrorists have worn.

Ok, so ALL Arab men who wear keffiyahs are terrorists? Even the peace-loving ones who wear them? Because that is what you imply, Malkin.

"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," Malkin wrote in a column, claiming the keffiyeh "has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad."

The article continues, "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," the company said in a statement published on Boston.com

"Malkin took the removal of the ad as a chest-thumping victory for herself, and terrorist-hating Americans. "It's refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists."

what a freaking doofus... Chest thumping, too. Like a gorilla. An insult to an intelligent species that doesn't discriminate based on clothing. No wonder the world thinks Americans are nuts, based on this crap... and thus the hate and bigotry go on and on in a cycle that never ends...

and over in China, 80,000 are dead from the earthquake and hundreds of thousands more are homeless and hungry. Millions more in the world go to bed hungry. Children are dying of starvation in Haiti and Guatemala. Hey Malkin, maybe you should take some of your righteous anger and start feeding the world's poor. I'm sure they would be eager to grab a cup of Dunkin and a donut and wear whatever you deem appropriate. Hey wait! They have no clothing, either! You can give them donuts AND whatever garb you think is correct.

Sheesh.

2 comments:

Carrie Lofty said...

I just saw this on the AP. Heartbreakingly awful how some people see the world in such a distorted way.

Bonnie Vanak said...

There will always be those sort. What is even more heartbreaking is when others listen and pay attention to their rants.

Good to "see" you around, Carrie.