…I guess this also makes writers @Daily Candy terrorists.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

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The stylist for Dunkin Donuts is either a total idiot or a marketing genius (all press is good press?), I can’t decide. I might go with idiot though, because who *doesn’t* realize that a scarf even sorta-kinda resembling the kaffiyeh is controversial (here and here on PB) and therefore probably not appropriate for an ad campaign?

I’m not saying that I agree with Malkin, who’s responsible for this little sh*tstorm – but come on, couldn’t the stylist have gone with some other scarf…ANY other scarf?! Perhaps American Apparel’s colorful jersey knit, DvF’s colorful print. And if a political statement was in the cards, perhaps this tie-dyed, fringed version, aptly called “A Peace Treaty,” would have been the best choice.

All of this being said, anybody notice this bizarre headgear on Daily Candy Everywhere the other day?! Sic ‘em, Malkin!

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  1. Amber May 29, 2008 1:00 pm

    Malkin is off her rocker, as usual. A keffiyeh, according to Malkin’s post, “has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad.” WOW, that’s not inflammatory at all. Wikipedia has a somewhat different, historical explanation, it’s a “traditional headdress of Arab men,” a “symbol of Palestinian solidarity,” a clothing item used by the British and US Armies in the Middle East, and a “fashion trend.” I think it’s ridiculous that Dunkin Donuts pulled the ad – a pro-Palestinian message obviously wasn’t the purpose of using the scarf.

  2. skippy May 29, 2008 1:13 pm
  3. jaja May 29, 2008 2:17 pm

    Another example of when keeping it trendy goes wrong…and the only thing Dunkin’ Donuts can give me is a Rachel Ray body. So, no thanks anyway!

  4. ???? May 31, 2008 1:15 pm

    seriously? you look at that scarf and think terrorists?

    way to add to the ignorance of the world.

  5. Lori June 13, 2008 9:17 pm

    Why doesn’t anyone mention the real crime — that woman does not need a scarf. It just makes her already-short neck look even shorter. Personally, I had no idea of the political implications; I just think it looks bad on her.