The Israeli army has launched a boycott campaign against supermodel Bar Refaeli, 24, and the products she promotes, after the stunner asked to be listed as a foreign resident to pay less tax, Tel Aviv newspaper Yediot Aharonot reported on Thursday.
Bar promotes lingerie and other top products in her native land, but that won’t be the case much longer if armed forces human resources director Avi Zamir has his way.
“I can’t take on Bar Refaeli, but you can,” Zamir told an audience of Israeli students this week, urging them not to purchase products from companies Bar promotes. “At the end of the day, she is the one who has to look at herself in the mirror. We are a society that has an army, and Bar Refaeli doesn’t have to participate in ads for Fox and, if she advertises Fox, then you shouldn’t buy their products.”
Refaeli, who is reported to have recently rekindled a romance with Hollywood modelizer Leonardo DiCaprio, stirred army anger when she got an exemption from military service by getting married in 2007. She divorced a short time later.