Rachel Ray's Dunkin Donut Scarf Brings National Exposure to Our City

Everyone in town was all abuzz when famous foodie Rachel Ray was in town in search of cheap eats for her show "$40 a day." Now she's causing quite a buzz on the national scene in an online ad for Dunkin' Donuts, wearing a scarf that looks like or has the same pattern as the one that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat wore on his head. If you look closely at the photo, she's standing in Salem, Oregon, in front of the capitol. Probably just a few weeks ago. I woke up this morning and saw the picture on Good Morning America and thought, why pose her in Salem, Oregon, we no longer have a Dunkin' Donuts? Under pressure from conservative media, the donut chain pulled the ad. Here's some online links to this story.
Fox News
Michelle Malkin
Adage

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

i heard that she was filmed wearing the scarf in front of a green screen, and producers just dropped in the capitol with cherry trees because it looked nice. i havent seen the ad, just heard lots of discussion on it.

Anonymous said...

Scarf Wearing= Terrorism. Go USA!

Salem Man said...

Why would you use a picture of the Oregon state capitol as a generic background for a donut ad? It's on the front page of the Oregonian, what a weird world.

Anonymous said...

LOL scarves, what next HATS???

K & N said...

It's such an odd poorly done photo, I'm surprised anyone's eye was even drawn to the silly scarf. Doesn't it look like they tweaked her head and face with a photo editing program? It bothers me that the lighting is all wrong to lay an outside shot behind her, too.
Why Salem?!

Anonymous said...

k&n.... i have to agree with you. as a photo editor, her orange-red skin tone doesnt blend with the background photo at all, and the lighting sources are too obviously different for each. i dont know why anyone could see that ad and think it was real. look at her perspective!... what would she have had to be standing on to be that high up in front of those trees?

the whole terrorism thing is such a stretch for me. i really dont give a care if she wears a scarf or not.

Salem Man said...

If they wanted to put her in front of a famous Oregon landmark, why didn't they put her in front of the state hospital.

Anonymous said...

Well the State Hospital would be more fitting as it's do"nuts".


Heh.

K & N said...

"SNORT!"

K & N said...

Ack! What happened to Rachel?! And the Golden Pioneer . . .