Friday, May 30, 2008

Scarves Don't Kill People, Terrorists Do

Dunkin' Donuts pulled an ad featuring Rachel Ray in a scarf that some thought might look like a kaffiyeh, which to some people is a symbol of Palestinian Terrorism.

That was the first in a series of related stories that began to surface this week:
  • Stay-Puft Products pulled their ad featuring the cartooned Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man because some thought the mean look on his face symbolized support for Palestinian Terrorism.

  • Apple Computer has agreed to pull its ads where a portly PC and a slim Apple chat about the ups and downs of personal computing because some people feel the PC symbolizes America and the Apple chap symbolizes support for Palestinian Terrorism.

  • Quaker Foods pulled their ad featuring a cartoon likeness of the fictional 'Aunt Jemima' because a smiling black woman was thought by some people to symbolize support for Palestinian Terrorism.

  • Nike has agreed to rework their Swoosh Trademark because some people think is symbolizes support for Palestinian Terrorism.

  • Rice Krispies was asked to end their "snap, crackle, pop" slogan for fear of encouraging suicide bombers.
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