Swimsuit commercial starring Bar Refaeli censored in Israel

Israel’s commercial television authority is censoring a swimsuit commercial featuring Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.

The censored ad for Hoodies swimwear, in which Refaeli is frolicking on the beach, can only be shown after 10 p.m. Close-ups of Refaeli’s backside and a section in which she appears to be completely nude must be deleted, the Second Broadcasting Authority for Television and Radio said over the weekend.

The commercial has been shown in its entirety on social media and on the Hoodies YouTube page.

It is the second Hoodies commercial starring Refaeli that has been censored by Israeli authorities.

In April 2014, an ad featuring Bar Refaeli in bed with a purple, mustachioed Muppet was banned from running before 10 p.m. after the authority determined it had “too many sexual insinuations” to be seen during prime time.

— JTA

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