Questionable Choices: Bar Rafaeli Is Just Muddy, Not in Blackface

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Were you as jarred by this photo flashing across your dashboard as I was? My first thought was that Bar Rafaeli decided to play some horrifically offensive tribute to Al Jolson, but it turns out the model was merely covered in mud from the Dead Sea. Still, it's quite an image to unleash on the world, no?

Visiting her home country of Israel, Bar tweeted this photo of herself smothered in the mineral-rich Dead Sea mud that's known for its health benefits. The text of the tweet reads, “*muddy* but feels good!! DEAD SEA- if you haven’t been… well, sucks for you!”

Sucks for us indeed — but at least that's less offensive that the lyrics to “My Mammy.”

(via Celebuzz)