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Dunkin’ Donuts draws the line on celebrity keffiyehs
Shameless writer Zahra Rasul just sent me a link to this article about Dunkin Donuts pulling a TV ad with Rachael Ray. The celebrity donut-hawker is wearing a scarf that looks “too Palestinian.”
Rachael Ray lectures us on the evils of American imperialism. Solution to this problem? Buy Dunkin Donuts!
Of course it all started with the conservative Michelle Malkin calling it “the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad.”
But the question remains: is it, or isn’t it a keffiyeh? And what the heck does a keffiyeh really symbolize, America?
Stay tuned for the next print issue of Shameless to find out, where Zahra will take a look at the keffiyeh’s history. And of course, check out Thea’s blog post on keffiyeh too.