Wrong Abe: Model Bar Refaeli Quotes 'Star Trek' Character, Not President Lincoln

Four score and seven years ago, supermodels didn't stumble over their social media messages.

The lovely Bar Refaeli tried to join the debate this week over the current bloodshed in the Middle East. Only in trying to evoke the spirit of President Abraham Lincoln she cited an actor playing the 16th president on an episode of Star Trek.

There is no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. there is nothing good in war, except its ending -Abraham Lincoln,” Refaeli posted, with the hashtag #stopterror, alongside an Instagram photo of herself on the beach.

The only problem: The quote was never actually uttered by Honest Abe. Rather, in “Star Trek” season 3, episode 22, Captain Kirk and Spock encounter a Lincoln figure who imparts these words.



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