Rachael Ray is a fashion terrorist?
Even more disquieting is the fact that Dunkin' Donuts quickly yanked the ad. Boston.com reports the controversy -- including Fox News commentator Michelle Malkin, who spewed: "The kaffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad."
Um, for Malkin -- who is beyond clueless -- the kaffiyeh has been worn by many a Parisian grad student and dozens of celebrities -- including Colin Farrell, David Beckham (above), Kirsten Dunst and both Olsen twins.
The scarf even showed up on the Balenciaga runway (right) and later sold for more than $1,000. That doesn't strip the scarf of its political origins, but it shouldn't be deemed a symbol of jihad fever either. Guess the Rage had better retire her khaki "Castro" cap before some silly right-winger calls her a "fashion don't" and a "commie."
photos: Rachael Ray, courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts; Beckham, Getty Images; Balenciaga, Chris Moore, Getty Images.