Thanks to the ignorant jackasses on Fox News who love to create sensationalism, scarves will soon be banned from wardrobes all over the United States.
Michelle Malkin, Fox News contributor, is the creator of this sensationalism, displaying her ignorance for the whole country to enjoy. She pointed out, recently, that the scarf worn by celebrity chef Rachel Ray in Dunkin’ Donuts’ latest advert resembles a kaffiyeh, which is the traditional headdress of Arab men. Ms Malkin has associated a scarf with the symbol of terrorism.
If Ms Malkin would use the single brain cell she’s got left, she would take time to learn what she’s clearly missed.
As with other articles of clothing worn in wartime, such as the T-shirt and khaki pants, the keffiyeh has been seen as chic among non-Arabs in the West, who may be uninterested in politics, the military, or both. Keffiyehs became popular in the United States in the late 1980s, at the start of the First Intifada, when bohemian girls wore keffiyehs as scarves around their necks. In the early 2000s, keffiyehs were very popular among youths in Tokyo, who often wore them with camouflage clothing. The trend recurred in the mid-2000s in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia, when the keffiyeh became popular as a fashion accessory, usually worn as a scarf around the neck in hipster circles.
I think before we ban all fashion trends, which is clearly where this is headed, thanks to media persons such as Michelle Malkin, who love to create sensationalism where there is none, we need to consider the individual rather than the article of clothing. Rachel Ray is obviously not a terrorist. Dunkin’ Donuts does not promote terrorism. Therefore it is purely based on one woman’s ignorant views of a scarf’s meaning and purpose that the ad was removed.