Israeli Supermodel Attacks Roger Waters for Using Her Photo During Shows

"If you're boycotting go all the way," Bar Refaeli tells Pink Floyd co-founder.

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Roger Waters' latest Israel boycott callings and Star of David controversy caused a negative backlash from what now might be described as a former fan - supermodel Bar Refaeli.

As Ultimate Classic Rock reports, Pink Floyd co-founder was using Refaeli's image in one of his background videos during live performances for quite some time. The model reportedly even saw her image during a 2011 show and felt nothing but privileged.

"Crazy thing," she said back then. "Went to the Roger Waters show in Paris, and saw a pic of myself on the wall! Respect! I'm honored."

But after realizing Waters' political stands, Refaeli went on to attack the musician, demanding him to take the photo off.

"Roger Waters, you better take my picture off of the video art at your shows," she tweeted in Hebrew. "If you're boycotting - go all the way."

After being condemned by Jewish human rights group for placing the star of Star of David on the inflatable pig during his performances, Waters explained his actions and political opinions in a lengthy Facebook post.

"Like it or not, the Star of David represents Israel and its policies and is legitimately subject to any and all forms of non violent protest," he stated. "To peacefully protest against Israel's racist domestic and foreign policies is not anti-semitic. Your contention that because I criticize the Policies of the Israeli government I should be lumped in with the Muslim Brotherhood is risible, and again a personal affront. I have spent my whole adult life advocating separation of church and state."

רוג'ר ווטרס, כדאי שתוריד את התצלום שלי מהוידאו ארט בהופעות שלך. אם כבר חרם- אז עד הסוף.

Bar Refaeli (@BarRefaeli) August 21, 2013

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    Don't stop, Roger, you're fighting for the right thing!
    dude, I'm from Israel, and even I agree with you... the stuff that happens here is so f*cking messed up, you people don't know even half of it...
    Sometimes it seems you can't criticize Israel/a particular jew - you're labeled as an anti-semite right away. This kind of agressive censorship is pretty scary.
    Now you know what it feels like to be German. You're welcome. In fact: Germans are not antisemite.
    i'm sure i see you every damn roger waters article comment this exact same thing!
    It's wrong to fight it like this.. there is a diffrence between supporting Palastine and shaming Israel.. not every israeli citizen should be ashamed for living here
    Much respect to Waters. Israel's tactic of accusing anyone who criticizes their domestic and foreign policy, human rights violations, war crimes and international law violations,of being anti semitic, is getting old. Does anyone buy it anymore?
    I just came back from a volunteer trip to Palestine, things need to change there and quickly. Good on Roger Waters for taking this stance, the Palestinian people need support.
    Roger Waters is simply right. Zionists are pissed because they know he is effective. Especially his attention to the cleverly-disguised racist policies of Israel against 20% of its citizens... who happen to be Muslim and Christian Palestinian. It is important to highlighted that many Israeli Jews support Roger's views.... just as many other musicians do... Coldplay, Rage Against the Machine, Stevie Wonder to name a few. None of this however changes the fact that supermodel chick is a hot blonde!
    I like this guy. Religion is effing ridiculous, and should be not even in the same thought process as politics
    He has a right to his protest and has not done anything wrong, but his methods are rather disrespectful and childish in a way.
    Protesting is meant to evoke a reaction. What way would you have him protest? If their policies are dangerous and disrespectful, what respect are they owed? The United States is becoming a bunch of spineless cowards afraid of offending someone. Fuck that. People need to be offended. They need to be told they aren't always right. Its called progress.
    Pick 'n' Finger
    Well, but protesters are communist anarchos u know... (╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻ Jew criticizing is nazi and muslim criticizing is infidelity. Religions screw our world. I hope, when space-age becomes real, I can move to a planet without any religious dipshits. Thank you! Worship your dimpwimp somewhere else.
    Well, aside from the fact that the world you are hoping for is well beyond your lifespan (sorry) there is one major problem - such a planet won't be incorruptible - in fact, it'll still be quite corruptible, just through methods that you can't write off as "oh, they're just talking to their imaginary friend. Stupid." Everything goes through cycles, whether you like it not, and in a world where only a minority is religious, the puppeteers will be the ones who control the advancement of science. Human nature is a bitch. Sorry for that off-topic rant, I just find it funny that people don't see the irony in hating the religious simply because they tend to be hateful...
    What if your face showed up on a poster in australia or Great Britain stating something like 'radicals and gun laws'? or 'Americans support terrorism'? Prolly wouldnt like it, even if it was something you stood behind. Regardless if she doesnt like it he should respect that.
    "Political correctness is a tyranny with good manners" comes to mind here. Fully agree with you, though it's not just the USA growing spineless.
    The butthurt is one with Rafaeli.
    She's Israeli, and has fought in the Israeli army. She's not butthurt, she's loyal.
    actually she did not.
    Epi g-310
    I don't know if she "fought" or not, but isn't joining compulsory? Everyone has to do it at some point.
    As soon as I typed it, I realized I was thinking about Esti Ginzburg (another Israeli model who DID join the army). I tried to delete my comment, but couldn't.
    Loyal, yeah right... She has publicly (and proudly) admitted to having skipped service in order to move to the States and become a model. That's real loyalty for ya(!)
    so? I'm from Isreal and I am not going to serve in the army and it dosen't make me dissloyal or anything... so yeah I'm not doing that for the same reasons as her but it should be a choice and here, it isn't.
    the point is dont act like a proud patirot of your country, defending it from "attack" by musicians when you famously fraudulently escaped enlisting in your countries army, which, agree with the policy or not, IS the law its ok for you to "rebel" against your country for personal (selfish) reasons, but not ok for roger to do it for political reasons?
    Loyal!!!!! Omg what a good little soldier you would make. ``yes my general i will do as you say``.....
    Line em up and knock em down Rog. Those in the world who have reached the age of reason get it.
    I always thought of Roger Waters as a great artist, so it's disappointing to learn he's a profound idiot.
    I'm not a fan of Pink Floyd much, but Roger waters is correct about this whole thing. Why should he remove the star of David its the symbol of Judaism but also on the flag of IMO one of the most corrupted democracy's ever.
    Really? Israel "one of the most corrupted democracy's ever"? Wow. You don't get out much do you?
    The Israeli government supported and armed military dictatorships in Latin America. Pretty democratic actions yes
    @l0ld4v3: Supposing you're correct (read: where's your souce?)...guess what? So did the US. I'm not saying that was correct of the US (or that it makes Israel right, supposing sources support what you say), but my point is that many 1st World did that. If you're trying to play that game, then at least choose something unique to Israel.
    the thing that is wrong in that sentence is the fact that Israel is a democracy, which it's definetly not. does a democracy abuse it's own citizens? I think not.can it occupy another one for decades? not realy. does it lock away milions of people based on nothing but their religion and skin color? not unless someone forgot to tell me that the third reich was a democracy... and I live there! I know what I'm talking about...
    Yeah, as they are right to say that about Israel, i don't think you have to look beyond the border of you're own country to see a corrupted government, no matter what country you are from.