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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rachael Ray Ad Pulled by Dunkin Donuts

This warrants an "Are you kidding me!??"

"A Dunkin Donuts ad featuring Rachael Ray, 39, was pulled after conservative commentators argued the talk show host's scarf implied support of Muslim extremism." [Us, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe]

At first Dunkin Donuts resisted the demands of protesters, but decided to later yank the ad for fear of a "mass boycott."

A statement released by the chain reads: "In a recent online ad, Rachael Ray is wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design. It was selected by her stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of misperception, we are no longer using the commercial.''

Image via The Huffington Post.