Hiya Dunkin Donuts,
I never thought I'd say this but, Rachael Ray is not a terrorist.
I'm pretty sure your company isn't secretly funding any terrorist organizations and I'm fairly certain the scarf in question is not a keffiyeh. And I don't have enough time or energy to go into the idea that anyone wearing one is a terrorist... but... we'll save that for another time.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess Dunkin Donuts is having a bit of a "Freedom Fries" moment.
It's okay. Really. We, the American people are usually not this stupid.
Okay, so some of us were taken in a few years back with all that talk of patriotism and whatnot. But trust me on this one -- you will not see a dip in your ad sales due to Rachael Ray's scarf.
In fact, I will start going to Dunkin Donuts and stop going to Starbucks (when I can, I live in Ca... can you come out here?) if you put the damn thing back on the air.
I want it back on the air for about a bazallion reasons not the least of which is: How about we stop the racist/cultural hysteria over Muslims and all people from the Middle East?
I have very little faith in corporate America, so I'm going to expect you to listen to the lunatics and keep the ad off the air.
Just don't ever expect me to buy a cup of your coffee again.
I know, I know, you're damned if you do -- damned if you don't.
But how about just using some common sense?
Not to mention, we're over that whole "fear" thing.
3 AM phone calls and scarves just scream "desperation" these days, not good business.
Erin Kotecki Vest