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Bar Refaeli in Santa Suit Angers Jewish and Israeli Fans

The supermodels’ Instagram photo has caused quite a stir, with fans calling her “unpatriotic”.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: December 6th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Bar Refaeli in Santa Suit Angers Jewish and Israeli Fans

Bar Refaeli has found herself in the center of yet another social media controversy, this time for fashioning a Santa suit.

Just a couple weeks ago, Refaeli posted a tweet wishing safety for “both sides” during the crisis in Gaza.

“I prey[sic] for the safety of the citizens on both sides and for the day we will live in peace and harmony Amen,” the supermodel wrote.

Many of her fans reacted to her posting by calling her “unpatriotic” and choosing to unfollow her.

On Wednesday, Refaeli posted a photo of herself wearing a Santa suit on her Instagram account, with a simple message saying “Good Morning Santa!”. No further explanation was provided, but given her facial expression, it’s safe to assume that she has a hangover, is drunk, or is exhausted from a photo shoot.

After posting the image, the Jewish model was inundated was comments from her fans in both English and Hebrew, with reminders that she’s Jewish, others hoping she finds G-d, and some going as far as to accuse her of “betraying Israel”.

Refaeli is a proud Jew and Israeli. Let’s give her break. It’s a costume!

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