TEL AVIV – Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli’s new swimsuit commercial has been censored for being too provocative for national television.
Israel’s commercial television authority decided that the ad, in which Refaeli is shown on a beach sporting a tiny bikini, can only be shown after 10 p.m., the Times of Israel reported.
The Second Broadcasting Authority for Television and Radio said that close-up shots of Refaeli’s rear and a section in which she appears to be naked must be deleted.
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It is the second Hoodies commercial featuring Refaeli that has been censored by Israeli authorities, the report said. The first was an ad featuring the model in bed with a purple Muppet that the authority determined had “too many sexual insinuations” to be shown during prime time.
Refaeli was three months pregnant when the commercial was filmed two months ago.
The blonde 30-year-old, who used to date Leonardo DiCaprio, recently shared photos showing off her pregnant belly on Instagram. She is expecting her first child with husband Adi Ezra.
The offending swimsuit collection, called Bar for Hoodies, recently came under fire over accusations that the supermodel stole the bikini design from an existing swimsuit line sold on eBay.