Thursday, May 29, 2008

This is just stupid

There was a call for a ban on the Dunkin' Donuts online ad of Rachel Ray because she was wearing a scarf that looked like an Arab headdress. The people who called for the pull of the ban essentailly said that people, including liberals, have been using this scarf in fashion when it conjures up in the minds of Americans Palestinian jihads. She was wearing a paisley scarf and it was not worn on her head, so I don't really see why there was a complaint.

Oh, that's right. I remembered that Yasser Arafat is dead, and I had forgotten about the headdress that he wore. I also never put it together that it symbolized jihads since I don't spend my life speculating on the meaning behind someone else's wardrobe. A bunch of people got together to bitch about something on the internet that probably wouldn't have gotten that much attention if they hadn't complained about it.

Now why is this offensive to (ostensibly right-wing) Americans? Maybe these people need a hobby.

I am tempted to rename this blog "I Hate Everything," because I seem to be incapable of doing anything except disliking everything. We'll see how I feel about the temporary name change in a few days.

Edit: I only bring up "the right" because one of the complainers slammed liberals, despite the fact that I hadn't heard of any uproars over paisley-patterned scarves (and most young people today wouldn't know anything about this anyway) worn by anyone and having it mistaken for something Palestinian.


David Dust said...

Did you see Keith Olbermann's rant about "Terrorist Scarves"? It was hysterical.

Have a great weekend.

SailorAlphaCentauri said...

Okay, I'm going to have to track that down. Olbermann is very entertaining when he gets on his rants, and I really want his take on the issue. Thanks!