Dunkin' Donuts Scraps Ad over Scarf Criticism

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Dunkin' Donuts has pulled a new ad featuring Rachael Ray after some bloggers said it promoted terrorism. In the ad, Ray is wearing a scarf similar to the black and white kaffiyeh that conservative commentators note was popularized by Yasser Arafat.

ROBERT SMITH, host:

Good morning. I'm Robert Smith.

Dunkin' Donuts has pulled a new ad featuring Rachel Ray after some bloggers said it was promoting terrorism. In the ad, Ray is wearing a black-and-white scarf that looks like a kaffiyeh. Conservative commentators noted that the look was popularized by fashion icon Yasser Arafat. Perhaps they have uncovered a vast donut conspiracy: the French cruller, socialist; rainbow sprinkle, gay. Everyone fears the bear claw.

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