Fashion statements leading to mainstream violence...

BrunoNoMedals

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The US chain Dunkin' Donuts has pulled an advert following complaints that the scarf worn by a celebrity chef offered symbolic support for Islamic extremism.

The online advert for iced coffee featured the well-known US television chef Rachael Ray.

She was wearing a black-and-white checked scarf around her neck that resembled a traditional Arab keffiyeh.

This fashion choice incensed at least one prominent conservative blogger, who said it evoked extremist videos.

The blogger, Michelle Malkin, called the garment "a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos".

Other criticism followed and the coffee and doughnuts chain has now decided to drop the advert.

In a statement, Dunkin' Donuts said the silk scarf had been "selected by Rachael Ray's stylist and that no symbolism was intended.

"But given the possibility of misperception the commercial was no longer being used."

This has caused a fair amount of consternation in some quarters but the conservative blogger at the centre of the row has praised the decision.

"Fashion statements may seem insignificant, but when they lead to the mainstreaming of violence - unintentionally or not - they matter," Ms Malkin has written.
I don't know about you, but I'd have said more MILF than Hamas. It's not like she's got it covering her face while wearing combats:



It amazes me how, in the land of the free (and it's allies), we can laugh at the highly strung religious people burning effigies of comic writers for the minor issue of drawing their god in an unflattering way, but then kick off when a rather tasty TV chef wears a checked scarf in an advert. Do the septics have a point, or are the overreacting whingers? I'm going with the latter. It's a funking scarf, get over it.
 
#2
I see kids wearing these scarves around London all the time (my idiot son included).

I have asked about this as I work in a mainly muslim environment and, although this branch of islam is very moderate, they see no connection between the shemagh and islam.

It's like saying don't wear a flat cap in case it angers the Yorkshiremen!! Or anything tartan to avoid upsetting the Scots.

Daft, PC septics if you ask me.
 
#3
Are they going to ban pictures of people wearing flip flops? Are they going to stop Toyota advertising Hilux pickups? Are they going to stop people using mobile phones (Im sure I've seen a picture of a terrorist using one).

Overreaction by a load of underintelligent overweights.
 
#5
Slightly off topic, but I wouldn't mind dunking my doughnut in Rachael Ray with or without Shemagh around her neck. :wink:
 

BrunoNoMedals

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It's certainly something to grab hold of.
 
#7
TheBigUn said:
Slightly off topic, but I wouldn't mind dunking my doughnut in Rachael Ray with or without Shemagh around her neck. :wink:
Make her leave it on, itl give you something to wipe on afterwards.

Back on topic, what a load of bollocks! I dont think that by wearing it shes liable to detonate herself anytime soon.

I'm sure Ive seen them for sale in TopMan, maybe Al Qaeda has come up with a clothing line to boost its revenue.
 

Trans-sane

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The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Are they going to ban pictures of people wearing flip flops? Are they going to stop Toyota advertising Hilux pickups? Are they going to stop people using mobile phones (Im sure I've seen a picture of a terrorist using one).

Overreaction by a load of underintelligent overweights.
What he said. Then again the septics are aware of only one type of pickup. The Ford- i.e. the one where bits fall off if you take it off road, the one that isn't 4x4 and the one the entire Top Gear team hate because though it costs £50,000+ it still feels as plasticy as a 1970 British Leyland runabout.
 
#9
All the stinking emo kids are wearing those things! Ergo, Emo is clearly a plan by the evil forces of fundamentalism to destroy heroic, freedom-loving western rock music...
 
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Bradstyley said:
All the stinking emo kids are wearing those things! Ergo, Emo is clearly a plan by the evil forces of fundamentalism to destroy heroic, freedom-loving western rock music...
Emos: Suicide bombers that haven't yet discovered bombs.
 

TheIronDuke

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The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Overreaction by a load of underintelligent overweights.
Or an American as they have come to be known.

Right, she needs to get that top off. Our vicar wears a T shirt when he's doing the garden and I think he's a CHRISTIAN.

The bra goes. Bodeccea would have worn an iron one, probabally. She had a thing about killing dusky persons.

Margret Thatcher wore a skirt so thats out.

Trousers? Every Anti-Christ Shaitan enemy of Jihad wears trousers. Away with them.

Underpants. Churchill wore underpants. And you know who else wore underpants? Hitler. Hitler wore underpants. Off with them.

Richard the Lionheart wore socks and invented Crusading. They must go.




Hang about... maybe the demented Septic hag is onto something here?
 
#12
A bit sad that American hysteria has latched itself onto clothing, now.

A single day of mindless terrorist activity have achieved more reaction in the USA than PIRA were able to achieve in the UK in 30 years.

As TLF said, whatever next? Bans on flip-flops, taliban wagons and so forth? Are we going to have to hide the camels at London zoo because they evoke Islamic terrorism?

The Yanks may have arrived at the loony bin before the rest of us, but the rest of us are on the next bus. The world's going crazy.
 

TheIronDuke

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#13
Mr_Deputy said:
gangs in places like LA have their colours. can wind you in trouble if you are playing this game and end up in the wrong 'hood' or even wrong coloured 'hoody'
Maybe thats why Rachel avoids them?



I'd Jihad it all over the disabled toilets.
 
#14
Mr_Deputy said:
gangs in places like LA have their colours. can wind you in trouble if you are playing this game and end up in the wrong 'hood' or even wrong coloured 'hoody'
Yeah but they don't come over all PC about it - they're just having a jolly fun game of extreme airsoft (i.e. without the soft air). No-one's calling for a ban on pink because the 9th Street Gay Massif wear it for murdering.
 

Biped

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I think that anyone who wears a 10 gallon hat should be incarcerated immediately. It brings back too many memories for the Indians still living on reservations - those that survived the pogroms of course.

Evil . . . EVIL hats I tell you!
 

TheIronDuke

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Mr_Deputy said:
TheIronDuke said:
Mr_Deputy said:
gangs in places like LA have their colours. can wind you in trouble if you are playing this game and end up in the wrong 'hood' or even wrong coloured 'hoody'
Maybe thats why Rachel avoids them?



I'd Jihad it all over the disabled toilets.
who is Rachel I need her? As well as fit she looks a total retard. Where can I stand in her garden so she cant see me but I can see her?
Rachael Ray is the TV Chef girl who must take all her clothes off least they upset Muslims. As demanded by screaming Skrull Michelle Malkin.



I know who I'd rather have straining my spuds.
 
#17
Pronto_Mike_Uniform said:
...It's like saying don't wear a flat cap in case it angers the Yorkshiremen!! Or anything tartan to avoid upsetting the Scots...
Woo-hoo! Wear a tartan flat cap and p!ss off the porridge wogs & the pigeon fanciers!
 

TheIronDuke

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#18
CaptainPlume said:
Woo-hoo! Wear a tartan flat cap and p!ss off the porridge wogs & the pigeon fanciers!
I think you'll find we fancy our pigeons in Paul Smith these days dear boy. Region best set to withstand the recession, massive inward investment and poor bedraggled soft Southern Nancy boys relocating to escape their horrible, smelly M25 congestion zone.

Have a shandy on me this evening, sniff the air, scratch your head and wonder why you lost the lottery of life.
 
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TheIronDuke said:
CaptainPlume said:
Woo-hoo! Wear a tartan flat cap and p!ss off the porridge wogs & the pigeon fanciers!
I think you'll find we fancy our pigeons in Paul Smith these days dear boy. Region best set to withstand the recession, massive inward investment and poor bedraggled soft Southern Nancy boys relocating to escape their horrible, smelly M25 congestion zone.

Have a shandy on me this evening, sniff the air, scratch your head and wonder why you lost the lottery of life.
Paul Smith?!? I prefer something a bit more bespoke 8)

Besides you make an assumption about exactly where I'm from, but I will pull up a cool beer this evening :D
 
#20
My god they are every where. These supporters of terrorism should be on trial for treason.


USSF




and the boxheads


the whole world is supporting them, the black nasty boys have joined.



and action man is at it too
 
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