The US chain Dunkin' Donuts has pulled an advert in which the celebrity chef was wearing a scarf in black and white check design. There were complaints that the scarf worn by a celebrity chef offered symbolic support for Islamic extremism. And it got a lot of media coverage.
Actually the theory behind these allegations were that this scarf design resembles a traditional Arab keffiyeh.
There was mixed response on internet about this. Some thought it should not be related to terrorism others think it do help spread the message in support or terrorism.
Even though Dunkin' Donuts has acted responsibly and considering that this ad might have caused confusion so pulled ad and said that
"The silk scarf had been selected by Rachael Ray's stylist and that no symbolism was intended. But given the possibility of misperception the commercial was no longer being used."
What is your opinion about this? Do you think black and white check scarf supports terrorism?