Bar Refaeli (dressed as Santa) is coming to town
Israeli model receives harsh criticism after posting a photo of herself on Instagram with caption "Good Morning Santa."
Bar Refaeli in Santa costume Photo: Instagram
Israeli model Bar Refaeli is getting heat again - this time for posting a photo of herself dressed in a Santa suit.
posted the photo - in which she
appears slightly hungover or tired - on Instagram last week with the caption "Good Morning Santa."
followers berated Refaeli for wearing a Santa suit since she is Jewish,
even telling her that she is "betraying Israel."
model received a number of harshly-worded messages condemning the
picture, many of her Instagram followers came to her defense. "Part of her fans are Christians. You can't judge a person cause of his religion," one follower wrote.
was ripped by Israeli followers during last month's Operation Pillar of
Defense for tweeting that she is "praying for the safety of citizens on
both sides." Many Israelis called her "unpatriotic" and accused Refaeli
of not caring enough about Israel.