Rachael Ray's Scarf Controversy

May 28, 2008 By:
Rachael Ray's Scarf Controversy

Rachael Ray recently appeared in a Dunkin Donuts ad wearing a scarf that is causing a major firestorm. The kind of scarf is called a keffiyeh, which is traditional wear for Arab men.

Fox News' Michelle Malkin blogged, "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."

At first, DD dismissed it, saying that the scarf is just a trend right now,
and that the scarf is not a keffiyah. But then someone on the ad campaign must have gotten nervous, because they pulled the ad. It's all the stylist's fault!