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Baby Refaeli and the cigarette. 'I swear they raised me well'
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Bar Refaeli under fire for 'smoking baby' pic
Israeli supermodel angers some of her 1.2 million Instagram followers when she posts an old picture of herself as a toddler with a cigarette in her mouth.
Bar Refaeli sparked a mini-row over the weekend on her Instagram account, when she posted an old picture of herself as a baby with a cigarette in her mouth.

 

 

The picture shows a short-haired blond toddler being held by an older man and holding an unlit cigarette between her lips.

 

The image sparked much anger (Photo: Instagram screenshot)
The image sparked much anger (Photo: Instagram screenshot)

Bar Refaeli (Photo: Eyal Nevo)
Bar Refaeli (Photo: Eyal Nevo)

 

"I swear they raised me well," the 28-year-old Israeli supermodel wrote about her parents in the photo caption.

Yet some of her 1.2 million followers were no very amused, leaving angry comments.

 

"It's shocking," one of the followers wrote. Another added, "It's not funny and not educational, even as a joke."

 

"You have tens of thousands of followers who are children and teenagers,

and this picture conveys an inappropriate and wrong message," someone else wrote.

 

Refaeli did not respond to her critics, but her fans rushed to defend their idol, referring to the photo as "the cutest thing in the world." One of the supporters even noted that "all Israeli kids have a picture like this!"

 

Ynetnews contributed to this report.

 

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