HQ of Brazilian comedy group behind Netflix’s ‘gay Jesus’ special is firebombed
“In the early morning of December 24, on Christmas Eve, the headquarters of Porta dos Fundos was the victim of an attack. Molotov cocktails were thrown at our building,” the comedy group confirmed.
The fire was promptly contained by a security guard and no one was injured, yet the incident endangered “several innocent lives in the office and in the street,” it said.
A handful of photos circulating online purportedly show the damage that the studio sustained – and it appears to be very minor.
Coquetel molotov que nem arranhou a porta dos fundos 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/eEozjymRkx— Hugo Alves (@Hugojor3) December 25, 2019
The comedians stopped short of pointing fingers, yet implied the incident might be linked with the massive scandal, caused by their Netflix special ‘The First Temptation of Christ.’
The movie was released a few weeks ago, causing an uproar among Christians in Brazil and elsewhere. The episode depicts an apparently gay Jesus Christ bringing what appears to be his boyfriend to his birthday party and introducing him to the Holy Family. The episode includes other jokes that the Christian faithful might find offensive as well, including Virgin Mary smoking pot and indulging in a love affair with God himself.
Brazil has a very large Catholic community – and many were offended by the movie; yet, before the Molotovs incident –if it is indeed linked to the show– the outrage did not go beyond angry social media posting and online petitions. One of the petitions attracted over two million supporters, who demanded that Netflix take the offensive episode down. The media giant, however, has not reacted to the controversy.Also on rt.com Netflix’s ‘gay Jesus’ comedy special shows the clear double standard artists have for Christians
The scandal around ‘The First Temptation of Christ’ invoked reaction of the Brazil President's son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, who took to Twitter to call the movie a piece of “garbage,” stating that the comedians “do not represent Brazilian society.” His father, Jair Bolsonaro, has repeatedly expressed anti-LGBT views, and even called himself a “proud” homophobe.
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