A whole lot of innocence

The Rachael Ray/Dunkin’ Donuts brouhaha

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May 29, 2008

Yesterday the Epicurious blog reported that Dunkin’ Donuts had pulled an ad featuring celebrity chef Rachael Ray after a conservative blogger claimed she was wearing a kaffiyeh — the traditional headscarf of Palestinian nationalists (think Yasser Arafat). A commenting fury ensued on Epicurious, the Accidental Hedonist, and The Jew and the Carrot. Finally, today’s Oregonian raised another issue about the ad: Why was Ray standing in front of the Oregon state capitol building, especially since Dunkin’ Donuts has closed its West Coast shops?

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