Just when you think, Americans can’t make themselves look any worse, they go and do things like this.
Rachel Ray, wears a scraf, [that really is a little behind in terms of the fashion world, if there should be any complaint it should be that..I mean these scarves became trendy in Europe last year and are now mainstay at the biggest department stores in a full range of colours. But hey, not the point.] The point, is that the scarf is most likely modeled off of the one traditionally worn by many Muslims called the kaffiyeh, and what’s wrong with that? It is a traditional piece of clothing. Like a baseball freakin cap. Lots of people wear them to keep the sun off their heads. If the unibomber wore a Michigan cap, would we consider all Michigan fans to be psycho bombers?
I can’t believe that Fox News is allowed to spew the stupidity, the hate and the racism that they do. Something that relates to Muslims must be related to terrorists they say. If it looks like an Arab wore it, then that means the company putting the celebrity out there to pimp coffee must be supporting Osama Bin Laden. Oh my god, maybe Dunkin Donuts are terrorists?
And I can’t believe that Dunkin Donuts would be so shit and basically bow down to the rants of racists. COME ON!!!! Since when did a few loud mouth jerks, make companies quake in their boots. I hope more people boycott them for being wankers than would have for being normal. How about actually growing a few and facing down the racism instead of supporting it. It just fans the flames. How can the misinformation and ignorance that came out of Michelle, what’s her face’s mouth be repeated? Be taken seriously? Lead to the cessation of an ad campaign?
Until these racist Americans open their eyes, have a little read through a book about Muslims, and get over their xenophobia and absolutely abhorrent attitude towards the Middle East, we will continue to have to suffer with presidents like Bush, military boys who go on rapping and killing sprees, and a world that is forcing “mainstream” into something very very ugly.
And to the companies who just “want to avoid controversy”: you are responsible for tolerating, supporting and even encouraging this xenophobia. You therefore, can fuck off, right along with the rest.