By Matthew B. Zeidman
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today)
The ad in question featured Ray wearing a paisley scarf resembling a keffiyeh, which is a traditional headscarf of Arab men sometimes used to denote support for Palestinian nationalists.
The ad in question began running on May 7. Ray has been a spokesperson for Dunkin Donuts since March 2007, appearing in numerous television commercials and other media for the chain.
Also facing promotional troubles was Sharon Stone, whose face has been pulled from Chinese Christian Dior ads after the noted actress suggested the devastating May 12 earthquake was karmic retaliation for the communist nation’s treatment of its Tibetan territory.
The French fashion retailer said in a statement that it was attempting to distance itself from Stone’s comments, so as not to offend its patrons.