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Bar Refaeli blasted over Santa suit
Ashley Baylen
Published: 09.12.12, 15:03
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1. Bar
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.09.12)
Poor Bar just cant get it right, no matter what she does.
2. cmon people
european   (12.09.12)
you have one beautiful, successful woman than anyone is aware of. cherish her. don't constantly attack her over nothing. you should be proud of her success.
3. Too dumb to manage her image.
mea   (12.09.12)
4. everybody is just jealous of her success
Dan   (12.09.12)
Get off her back. I am a zionist but see nothing wrong in wishing no harm to the civilians in Gaza. I see no harm in wearing a Santa suit. Does that make her less of a Jew? Only in the eyes of Shas. And they applaud the new exemption of the Haridim from the army. Unlike 95% of the country. So who the.... cares about what Shas thinks? Right on, Bar!!
5. Draft Dodger
Ethan Schwartz ,   Eilat   (12.09.12)
The rest is commentary
6. model?
David ,   US   (12.09.12)
I find it funny that everyone pretends she is a highly successful model, when in fact she is just swimsuit model known for her relationship with a famous actor. She has never been in the high fashion like any of the other famous models. She is beautiful just not the topmodel that most Israeli people wants us to believe. Just get over this women.
7. Most of her detractors would done a cross around their necks
tom ,   tel aviv   (12.09.12)
had it advanced their buisiness opportunities! So please: S.T.F.U ! Girl has to make a living in the gentile world! Exactly as other Israeli firms...
8. # 4
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.09.12)
Maybe you dont know it, but we Jews dont celebrate Christmas. If Bar wants to ridicule herself by wearing a santa suit, thats fine by me but dont expect silence on this.
9. # 4. PS
Birdi ,   Israel   (12.09.12)
It makes her less of a good citizen as she evaded her compulsory army service. No respect for this woman from me.
10. Really Birdy? Jews don't celebrate Christmas?
Gregg ,   Haifa Il   (12.10.12)
I'm so disappointed
11. to Birdi
Bluegrass   (12.10.12)
donning a Santa suit proves nothing about inner beliefs; it is the same as when you use the Gregorian calendar. She's not hugely successful (otherwise she'd have an actual in-the-business booking agent, not an "instagram account") and she's not especially beautiful. She's average looking. PS: she did get a few "touch-ups" from a gifted plastic surgeon in LA, while she was servicing that Eyetalian actor. The one who dumped her.
Frank-el ,   Seattle USA   (12.09.12)
Bar, since your wearing a Santa suit is so objectionable to others, please take it (all) off and resend the picture. Everybody wins! :)
13. Santa suit
Harold F ,   Signal Hill, USA   (12.09.12)
Who cares? Is this the most important issue to get excited about? If she wants to wear a Santa suit, let her. As they say, it's a free country. And while you're at it, demand that American Jewish singers stop putting out Christmas albums. Finally, demand that Irving Berlin's body be exhumed, cremated, and the ashes scattered to the winds. After he wrote that self hating song "White Christmas."
14. #8
Harold ,   USA   (12.09.12)
When are you going to recognize the Christians and Jesus Christ. Christians are the ones who created Israel and fed you and still feading you. You still describe the Christians are made of animal skins and count Jesus as a mad Man. Sham on you and your followers.
15. #8
Harold ,   USA   (12.09.12)
By the way Bar had few Christian boy friends and now she is celebrating Santa for them. I know many Jewish friends who do eat pork and drink alcohol of Yom Kippor. Now you can offer 40 silver coins to identify me with a deadly kiss and get me.
16. #9
Harold ,   USA   (12.09.12)
What a stupid comment. Bar is wearing Santa clotths on behalf of her fews Christian boy friends she had.
17. Why do you say she is Jewish?
Michael ,   California, USA   (12.09.12)
The term "Jewish" is undefined, so she can say whatever she wants about being or not being one. In my opinion, only person's culture defines him or her, and as far as I know Bar is from Israeli culture, and from American culture, both of which are different than being from Jewish culture. If Bar doesn't define herself as "Jewish," then she is not Jewish. Don't expect those who hate Jews define Bar because what those haters say is not something you would want to accept as truth. Like me, Bar is whatever her culture defines her -- Israeli and American.
18. Jewish hypocrits !
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (12.10.12)
How can you accuse Bar Rafaeli of such nonsense when in Israel, there are stores with Xmas supplies, shopping centers decorated with Xmas decorations and Xmas trees here and there, sometimes in center of city. This, to me, stinks more.
19. C'mon folks, she is a MODEL!
Carl ,   USA   (12.10.12)
Models put on all sorts of outfits. What's wrong with reaching out to Christians in Israel and around the world with the image of a beautiful girl?
20. hey come on people
joemoer ,   israel   (12.10.12)
she is a very beautiful woman who looks good in anything even a santa only complaint is that there are not enough pics of her
21. Beauty
Harold F ,   Signal Hill   (12.11.12)
Anyone who contends Bar is average looking should tell it to Sport Illustrated and Maxim. She was on the covers of both magazines as well as being #1 on Maxim yearly list of 100 hottest women. If she was beautiful enough for SI and Maxim, then she's ought to be beautiful for everyone else.
22. to #21 Harold F.
Bluegrass Picker ,   Afula   (12.11.12)
Let's see... how many new faces have been on SI & Maxim covers when they still were "fresh" faces (= only rates a low model fee)? I'm from the Big Apple, I know how the biz works. Models are cattle, and cattle come in price categories. If Bar was a big deal, she wouldn't be back in Israel, and she wouldn't be using her MOTHER as her manager. You are a real provincialboy,a country hick. Maxim covergirls exist so Aftershave manufacturers can sell you country boys, stink water at an inflated price. Fashion is show biz, not an advancement in human achievement. Models are cattle.
23. Grow up
Me   (12.11.12)
24. just show me the money!!!
rjs ,   tel aviv   (12.25.12)
considering we Jews make an absolute fortune out of christmas from writing the songs christians sing to making movies all about santa this and santa that, we can hardly look down on a beautiful free thinking woman like Bar from Jewish roots. I would be far more concerned if she was wearing a commercialised suit for Yom Kippur and lowering the tone on one of our most Holiest days, but as most christians make a mockery of their massiah but leaving him on hte back seat while they enjoy the whole commercial business razz matazz then who are we to condemn Bar.
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