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29 May 2008

are we seriously that sensitive/retarded/blind?

i hate to add to the "blogosphere" uproar over rachael ray's dunkin' donuts commercial fiasco, but seriously, wtf is up with people nowadays. it's a fukking scarf. look at the difference in these two pictures.

this is a keffiyeh. this is a black & white headdress commonly worn by arab men. it has a "connotation" attached to terrorism, though that's as ignorant an attachment as being terrified of all "brown skin people" because they are terrorists.

this is a black & white scarf... A SCARF!!! with a different pattern!!! around her neck!!!


are we that xenophobic that we have to CREATE racism/fanatacism where it doesn't exist? do we hate that much, that we are twisting in our heads what we see into something that is big, bad, and scary? it's not there. get over it. if i was a part of the dunkin' donuts franchise, i'd say "fukk ya, it's a scarf, i ain't pulling the advert, so shut up and go buy some donuts from me". i might bankrupt the company, but i'd be a broke man who didn't pander to a small racist faction in the community and their small-minded stereotypes.

that's my rant... haven't done that in a while.

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4 Comments:

Blogger themom said...

First of all, you have to consider the source...Michelle Malkin , a FOX news conservative pundit, started this whole thing. I have listened to her blather on before, and have always wanted to jump thru the TV and throttle her for her bizarre opinions. Amazing that FOX can now claim to having Rachel Ray ads pulled from the airwaves! I HATE FOX NEWS!!

8:19 AM, May 29, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm. I have to say that I'm quite the news hound and this story somehow slipped by me. This is the first I'm hearing about it and I'm sitting here in the good old U.S. of A.

2:23 PM, May 29, 2008  
Blogger Rich | Championable said...

I say, fuck dunkin' donuts BECAUSE they pulled the ad. So, so, so stupid.

6:55 AM, May 30, 2008  
Blogger B-Town V.J.G. J Ho said...

I thought Christian groups started an email campaign against the "D.D." ad; that's why D.D. pulled the ad. So, once again, Christians ruin everything.

It probably wasn't even a bunch of Christians...it was probably a few of them that mass emails companies. The companies are so stupid that they don't even check to see how many of these complaints are chain letters.

Maybe D.D. should photoshop a cross around her neck?

7:17 PM, May 30, 2008  

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