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American junk-food corporation Dunkin Donuts bans TV ad because chef wore 'terror scarf'

An American junk-food chain, Dunkin' Donuts, has dropped its latest TV ad because the celebrity chef starring in the ad was wearing a black and white scarf.  Apparently the scarf 'resembled' an item of clothing worn by, you guessed it: 'terrorists'.

Obesity kills 400,000 Americans each year according to the US government's own figures. Obesity is an entirely avoidable medical condition caused primarily by unhealthy diet (not to mention donuts, high-fat high-sugar junk food with zero nutrients which is vigorously promoted by the the food industry whose ad campaigns typically target families and children). That's a mortality rate roughly equivalent to the 9/11 attacks occurring over-and-over again 125 times per year (if we assume that the official 9/11 death-toll is trustworthy). To put all of this into context, over the past five years terrorism has killed on average 0.000000 people per year in America.

The chef’s scarf happened to be the same colour as a keffiyeh, a piece of traditional Arab clothing which in approximately 100.000000 percent of cases is not worn by terrorists when seen in public. Terrorists often exhibit other characteristic features including beards, sunglasses, and guns, but there are current no plans to ban any of these from American TV.

Just to put the propaganda into perspective.


BBC News, "US chain drops 'terror scarf' ad", 30 May 2008.


CBC News, "Americans Eat Themselves To Death", 9 March 2004.
    In 2000, poor diet including obesity and physical inactivity caused 400,000 U.S. deaths - more than 16 percent of all deaths and the No. 2 killer. That compares with 435,000 for tobacco, or 18 percent, as the top underlying killer.
    The gap between the two is substantially narrower than in 1990, when poor diet and inactivity caused 300,000 deaths, 14 percent, compared with 400,000 for tobacco, or 19 percent, says a report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    "This is tragic," said Dr. Julie Gerberding, CDC's director and an author of the study. "Our worst fears were confirmed."
    "It's going to overtake tobacco" if the trend continues, Gerberding said. "At CDC, we're going to do everything we can to prevent it," she said. "Obesity has got to be job No. 1 for us in terms of chronic diseases."

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