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Bar Refaeli advert that sees supermodel remove niqab, asking ‘Is it Iran here?’ sparks fury 

Bar Refaeli sparked outcry for an advert in which she pulls off a niqab and says, ‘Freedom is basic.’

The commercial for Hoodies winter collection was launched on Monday on YouTube and was shared on the Bar Refaeli’s Instagram.

She has since deleted the post which was visible to her 2.7m followers, but it remains on the clothing brand’s YouTube account.

 

The advert shows Bar Refaeli, 33, looking seriously at the camera before tearing the veil from her face

The video closes with the caption, 'Freedom is basic' as the model stands in a crop top and all denim ensemble

The video closes with the caption, ‘Freedom is basic’ as the model stands in a crop top and all denim ensemble

Ms Refaeli tousles her hair and dances to the music, as the lyrics say: ‘It’s all about freedom, finally breaking the chains, costing my freedom.’

The video received mixed reactions on Twitter with one user writing: ‘This has to be the most ignorant and racist ad I’ve ever seen and I can’t believe a whole company approved this.. I’m disgusted and at a loss of words.’

But another user replied, ‘Iranian women have been defying the morality/Sharia police in public by dancing on the streets and not wearing the hijab.

‘In my opinion they probably adore Bar Refaeli right now. More non-hijabi wearing muslims or secular middle eastern women should come to their defense though.’

Ms Refaeli struts into the red carpet at the Cosmopolitan awards last month

Ms Refaeli recently attended the Cosmopolitan Awards 2018 in Madrid Spain last month

Ms Refaeli recently attended the Cosmopolitan Awards 2018 in Madrid Spain last month

One Twitter user received a lot of attention after she said the advert was 'the most ignorant and racist' she had ever seen

One Twitter user received a lot of attention after she said the advert was ‘the most ignorant and racist’ she had ever seen

Another replied that they thought the video would be popular with those experiencing Sharia law

Another replied that they thought the video would be popular with those experiencing Sharia law

Ms Refaeli gazes into the camera as the caption, 'Is it Iran here' appears on the screen

Ms Refaeli gazes into the camera as the caption, ‘Is it Iran here’ appears on the screen

Leonardo di Caprio's former girlfriend whips the veil off to reveal her blonde locks

Leonardo di Caprio’s former girlfriend whips the veil off to reveal her blonde locks

She tousles her hair and looks suggestively as she reveals the colourful Hoodies clothing

She tousles her hair and looks suggestively as she reveals the colourful Hoodies clothing

Ms Refaeli sways to the music, as the lyrics say: 'It's all about freedom, finally breaking the chains, costing my freedom.'

Ms Refaeli sways to the music, as the lyrics say: ‘It’s all about freedom, finally breaking the chains, costing my freedom.’

She throws her arms out in a defiant pose as the lights flash in the musical video

She throws her arms out in a defiant pose as the lights flash in the musical video

Iran has seen protests this year as women filmed themselves removing their veils on social media, with some getting into trouble with authorities

Iran has seen protests this year as women filmed themselves removing their veils on social media, with some getting into trouble with authorities

 

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