Little green Footballs (and yes, that's a reference to snot) got all upset when they saw Rachael Ray sporting a kaffiyeh in the latest Dunkin Breakfast Choices banner, writing: "Mainstreaming Terrorism to Sell Donuts". I've spoken to someone who was on set, and there was a choice of scarfes a la the latest fashions to choose from, they simply picked one that looked nice with no political motivations behind it. But as the NYT says; Where Some See Fashion, Others See Politics: (They also say that the kaffiyeh is passé which anything that gets a writeup in NYT is, so throw it away already.) In Sweden the "palestina scarf" as we call it has been a staple of communist, punks, vegans and other alternative kids clothing since the seventies - these days even style guru Elin Kling sports a red one. The colors have different meanings here, pink if you're feminist, green for vegan and so on - which has nothing to do with the orginal kaffiyeh. If you are in the US, British or coalition forces you'll call it shemagh and it'll come in army green. Either way, Dunkin' Donuts decided to pull the offending Rachel Ray banner and issued a full apology. I'm guessing that the stylist won't shop at Urban Outfitters again which is just as well.
Update: Offending rich media banner inside (though I can't seem to make it work properly)