Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Bar Refaeli is under fire for reportedly dodging the two years of military service required in her native Israel.
According to Sky News, an Israel Defense Forces major-general claims Refaeli married a friend of the family to evade military service, then divorced him shortly thereafter. Refaeli is the on-off girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio.
Israeli law exempts married would from serving in the Army.
Major General Avi Zamir is calling for a boycott of all products endorsed by the 24-year-old, saying "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 [Israeli clothing company] Fox and, if she advertises Fox, then you shouldn't buy their products."
Refaeli's mother shot back, saying: "The general is a disgrace. Before they attack Bar they should check the government and see who in government did not join the army. Bar will continue succeeding. We are the sort of people who do and succeed, and they will continue talking."
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