Sure, Rachael Ray may have dressed for a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial in a scarf Arafat-esque enough to piss off Michelle Malkin and her fried-pastry fascists…
Dunkin’ Donuts was accused of promoting terrorism, thanks to the wardrobe choices of Rachael Ray, its celebrity spokesman, during an online advertisement. According to the bloggers, she had decided to embrace “hate couture” by wearing a keffiyeh, a scarf popular in the Arab world and preferred by Yasir Arafat and other Palestinian militants during their rise in the West Bank and Gaza.
But right wing, proven-wrong pundits such as Malkin are missing the real evil Ray has unleashed upon the world. As losanjealous.com pointed out a few months back, she’s really guilty of a far worse betrayal–sullying the reputation of South By Southwest in Austin (and rock and roll in general) by having her husband’s crappy bar band play on the same bill as The Raveonettes and The Stills at her hipster-tempting barbecue.
Update: Greg over at The Talent Show has a wonderful blog on the same subject.