Calling all Angelenos: Boycott Dunkin’ Donuts!

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UPDATE: Keith Olberman is now calling on a national boycott of Dunkin’ Donuts.

It’s now official: the bigots have taken over America. The most recent sign of this comes from Dunkin’ Donuts, who pulled a recent ad featuring Rachael Ray because of her fashion.

Low riding shorts showing her coin slot? Salciously exposing her cleavage? Nope. Her scarf offended right wingers.

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin complained that the scarf wrapped around her looked like a kaffiyeh, the traditional Arab headdress. ”The kaffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad,” Malkin wrote in her syndicated column. [CNN]

Wow. I guess I must be clueless. I didn’t know that the right to free expression excluded fashion choices including ugly scarves.

And I thought it was conservatives who were always complaining about the US becoming too PC?

Alas, I’m calling on all of Los Angeles to boycott Dunkin’ Donuts. Take a stand, people!

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29 Replies to “Calling all Angelenos: Boycott Dunkin’ Donuts!”

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one in Los Angeles – I’m curious as to a location too.

  2. I never thought the dunkin donuts was that special. If recollection is correct the last one was in Torrance or some god forsaken edge of humanity in the LA Metro. I heard it closed a couple of years ago. Kinda makes it easy to boycott something that isn’t here already.

  3. Malkin is the late Cathy Seipp’s even-more-evil twin; the disparaging four-letter noun I’m thinking of to describe this woman’s hate-filled online persona begins with a “c” and ends with a “t”. May I buy a vowel?

  4. Anyone remember Spudnuts?… I vaguely remember they were s’posed to have had vegan doughnuts.

  5. Laugh all you want…but there’s no denying the blatant antisemitism that is often associated with many of these kaffiyeh-wearin’ fashionistas.

    They’re about as clueless as people who wear those asinine Che Guevara t-shirts.

  6. If you didn’t get the satire in the headline then the Militant prays for you.

    Yes, DD is nothing special. NOTHING FROM THE EAST COAST IS SPECIAL OR INHERENTLY SUPERIOR, it’s all NOSTALGIA, and scientists have *proven* that food eaten when we were younger dictates our current tastes. So if you grew up in the East Coast eating dogshit, obviously your first primal reaction upon arriving here would be, “Why can’t I find any decent dogshit out here?”

  7. Actually, Militant, the East Coast has foliage and better falls. Besides that I’m in agreement with you.

    Ugly American: Uh, no. Its a freakin’ fashion item. I’ve seen people around LA wearing these things and not once have I thought twice about it. I guess I’m just a stupid American, like Malkin said. Fuck tolerance.
    By this standard we should consider people from wearing too much blue, or too much red, because its symbolizes gang pride in some parts of the country. We’re not talking about a swastika, its a scarf.

  8. God. Malkin is a twitching bag of tics. It’s pathetic how hard she tried to be relevant.
    Dunkin’ Donuts…I went back East a couple of years ago. The coffee was amazing- much better than Starbucks, not so burnt- and was half the price. Order the iced coffee with light milk, or you’re going to be overwhelmed. Starbucks is a boutique, DDs is an old and reliable diner. I found out that I am a ‘diner’ guy, big-time, and that I can’t wait for DD’s to get out here!

  9. Michelle Malkin is a right-wing Shih Tzu barking at the heels of whatever is the latest stupid bullshit catches the attention of her tiny little brain. It’s a fucking paisley scarf in a donut commercial fer christ’s sake. Who gives a shit what Rachel Ray wears? All this and the company caves? Feh.

    There’s only one DD location left in Austin anyway and it’s nowhere near my house. It’s definitely an east coast thing, mainly Boston and NYC.

  10. FWIW, it’s really become a trend–the scarf, that is–and most people who’re picking up on it don’t know at all that it is a symbol of the Palestinian struggle. If they know anything about it they have a sense that it connotes rebellion. But other than that, its meaning has been lost as it becomes fashionable–like DIY punk clothing (now mass-produced for Hot Topic) used to connote rebellion, poverty and a fuck-you to consumerism. Now it’s just another object of manufactured desire for us to purchase for 19.99 at Target.

  11. I’m not trying to p*ss on your Malkin-bashing party…I was merely trying to point out that kaffiyehs are not always as benign and trivial in meaning as you might think. For many Jews, it might as well be a swastika.

    Ever heard of Mohammad Amin al-Husayni and the 13th Waffen Mountain Division?

    Groups like Hamas were practically modeled after the Nazi party.

    I must admit that it does puzzle me how liberals are so accepting of this kind of hate speech at their protest rallies.

    Quite frankly, I would be saying “f*ck tolerance” and breaking out the baseball bats.

    You’d think the murder of six million men, women and children would’ve been enough for these people.

  12. Suddenly, it appears that my comments are being censored screened.

    Crush dissent much?

  13. While wearing the scarf may be a misguided fashion statement, I don’t see how (in general) critiquing the Israeli state is anti-semetic. That seems like really reductionist logic to me…

  14. You consider painted swastikas a valid form of critiquing?

    So I guess klansmen displaying nooses would be deemed a succinct dissertation.

    Honestly…doesn’t anyone find this fashion trend to be even the slightest bit suspect?

  15. Someone should open a shop called Political Doughnut. I envision a place where liberal, tolerant Angelenos debate the meaning of the absence of doughnut at a doughnut’s centre. Is it a hole or is it a void and what can that mean? Who decided that there should be no doughnut in the centre?

  16. Ugly American, you’re wavering dangerously close to Godwin’s Law.

    Taking someone’s statement, upping it by a degree of 20, and then arguing that the original statement is invalid because it’s inflated form is unacceptable…is invalid.

  17. Here’s the latest terrorist sympathizer to be outed. We must boycott her and her entire family. Oops, that’s Meghan McCain, daughter of John McCain. This type of dressing used to be called “Radical Chic.” Tom Wolfe wrote a book with that title in 1970 (reprinted from an earlier essay). Now it’s “Terrorist Sheik.”

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