December 1, 2010, - 2:54 pm

VIDEO: On Chanukah, Is the BurqaSnuggie Next?

By Debbie Schlussel

Reader and friend Mary, who is not Jewish but probably knows more about Judaism than most Jews, sends this cheesy Snuggie Chanukah ad (set to the tune of, “I Have a Little Dreidel”–a dreidel is the spinning top played with on Chanukah), below, trying to induce people to buy one for a Chanukah present.  I suppose we Jews should be flattered because it means that we still matter and that not everyone in the world is worried about offending Muslims by embracing us “evil Zionist pigs.”

As I’ve frequently noted on this site, corporate America will whore itself out to whomever it believes is the largest or most worthwhile market.  That’s why Nestle is pandering to the Muslim crowd with an ever-growing line of halal products and had one of its top execs speak about the perceived importance of halal.  It’s why so many stores pander to Muslims with Happy Eid messages on fliers (Best Buy), Muslim-specific stores with illegal anti-competitive deals with the Islamic community (Walmart), and allowing Muslims to refuse to ring up pig products (Target).

So, while the Chanukah Snuggie ad might be cute in a corny way, it’s only a matter of time–a generation or maybe even less than a decade–until those ads are dumped and a new Ramadan BurqaSnuggie or NiqabSnuggie is the ad of the day.  After all, while Snuggie wants you to buy a different color for each of 8 nights of delicious, latke-filled Chanukah; there’s more profit in selling one for each of the 30 days of starving for the moongod Ramadan.

Oh, wait, there already is a NiqabSnuggie:  the Snazzy Napper.

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7 Responses

LOL! That’s so funny…. businesses shouldn’t be pandering to today’s fad. Tomorrow, who knows?

Very much on point here.

NormanF on December 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Every time I see a woman in her cloth prison, I shudder. There but for the grace of God and my American forebearers who committed themselves to women’s rights — there, but for them, go I.

This afternoon I was thinking over how it is impossible to believe the women who protest that they love to wear rag prisons in public — there is always the possibility of a man in the background reviewing what the womans says or with whom the woman wants to curry favor. This is because it is patently obvious that requiring women to peer from a rag cage outside the walls of the home is oppression. If muslims were really concerned about men’s sexual desires, muslim men would wear blindfolds.

Anonna on December 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Nestle is not a part of corporate America, it is a Swiss company.
The U.S. Post Off ice sells IED stamps now! I assume the calligraphy on the stamps read “I WILL NOT SURRENDER” .ROAR!

smudge on December 1, 2010 at 8:51 pm

If niqabs are okay, what was ever wrong w/ KKK hoods & outfits?

Infidel Pride on December 2, 2010 at 1:05 am

It still makes me laugh- but it is irritating that at the end the message is “Happy Holidays” rather than “Happy Hanukkah”. I am a proud practicing Roman Catholic- and it annoys the heck out of me that people can’t extend the simple courtesy of recognizing both Judasim and Christianity. My Jewish friends always wish me a Merry Christmas and I am very happy to wish “Happy Hanukkah” to them. This is supposed to be the season of miracles for all- my personal Christmas wish is that a miracle happens and the PC war on both Hanukkah & Christmas comes to an end. G-d bless us everyone.

MarySJ on December 2, 2010 at 9:14 am

well aren’t you just a “nice” person.

Maya on December 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

If you look up photographs of the Western Wall in the early 1900s you will see IsraELis dressed the same as Muslims ( men & women ). In the U.S.A. people stopped wearing something on their heads around the 1960’s. Besides it being healthier in general to be covered…there is less broken families when there is modesty. By the way, fabric is only a rag if it is used as a rag.

elisheba on December 4, 2010 at 3:29 am

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