“Celebrities have other needs,” so says the Israeli super-duper model Bar Refaeli, she of the Illustrated Sports sexy swimsuit edition, and the part-time girlfriend of the aging boy actor, Leonardo DiCaprio.
This plain fact statement was not something Bar Refaeli said as she jumped to the front of the line at the El Al counter, but rather it was offered as part of the justification for why she used the fake marriage to avoid having to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces, something required of all young Israelis, both male and female.
Here is the full quote from the Israeli website Ynet.com.
“I really wanted to serve in the IDF, but I don’t regret not enlisting, because it paid off big time,” she said. “That’s just the way it is, celebrities have other needs. I hope my case has influenced the army.
“Israel or Uganda, what difference does it make? It makes no difference to me. Why is it good to die for our country? What, isn’t it better to live in New York? Why should 18-year-old kids have to die? It’s dumb that people have to die so that I can live in Israel.”
The operative word here being “dumb.” Yes, the Bar Refaeli is immature and selfish and shallow, but more than that, she is just dumb.