Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Kufiyaspotting #38: Jonas Brothers
Thanks to Melanie, who spotted this one for me. And she writes:
While babysitting, I was watching a Jonas Brothers commercial on The Disney Channel. What do I see carefully placed around the neck of one of the brothers? A kufiya. It was on the screen for no more than three seconds of the commercial, but it was clear to me what I just seen. The "fashion" accessory has even trickled down to the Disney kids.
Melanie hunted for a photo from the commercial, couldn't find one, but found this instead. I think it's Nick who is wearing the black-and-white, and Joe in the blue one. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
I think I may have found the commercial that Melanie saw. It's not real clear, but I'm sure that there is a kufiya around the neck of one of them:
Will Michelle Malkin step in again to protect our children from this new jihadi threat?
For those of you who don't know--and I had to look this up--the Jonas Brothers are a pop-rock band who appeal to a 'tween demographic, as far as I can tell. They appear often, in person and in ads and in soundtracks, on the Nickelodeon Dhannel, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network.
Perhaps kufiya wearing is an attempt to appear a bit more hip, to instill a hint of street cred?