I am a subscriber to Dooce.com, and I enjoy reading the sarcasm and humour that Heather often writes on a daily basis. However, today she took me by surprise with her racist comments towards a traditional scarf that is worn by Arab men, mostly Palestinians. She posted today in her photo gallery the scarf that her friend wore and described it as a form of “terrosit apparel” and a symbol of Jihad. She obviously didn’t bother to understand what Jihad meant before she posted that. Media brainwashed? You think?
Anyways, when I saw that, my typical Arabian uncontrollable temper and blood started to boil!
I decided not to email her and publicly address the issue, because she abused her internet celebrity power as of today. I doubt she would have replied anyways.
It is funny, because the other day I bought a scarf from this stand, and as I was browsing the collection, I saw many Arabian scarfs being sold. I was a bit surprised, but then I realized that this year’s big fad in clothing is plaid. Maybe she is not into fashion, or knows much about the latest trends. I don’t know how it is down there in Utah and how closed it is from the rest of the world, but ignorance shouldn’t be spread on the internet!
Also, I don’t care if she keeps complaining about Mormons and whatever brain washed idea she grew up with. I lived in Tennessee too for most of my teenage years, and I know how it is down there. However, what puzzles me is the fact that for weeks she supported Obama and talked about the racist problems in America, especially in the deep South, and yet, she wrote that today. So does the fight against racism and change is only towards blacks? I don’t get it.
What saddens me is that her blog is read by many many many people a day, and she is making a living off her blog, and now, she is spreading racist remarks. I am deeply disappointed. Please, bloggers, if you are reaching an internet celebrity power, and making a living off your site, do not go to that route. It is enough that I quit reading blogs such as Problogger and John Chow because of their arrogance and repetitive posts that don’t help anyone but their selfish demeanor in making money.
Although I complained enough, I still like Dooce’s blog, but I wish she stops this racism, and use her internet celebrity power to entertain us like she always did, and not spread hate!
Note: some people pointed out that she was making fun of Dunken’ Donut’s commercial, but the majority like me doubted that was the main intention!