The makers of the Brazilian Christmas comedy, The First Temptation of Christ tweeted earlier that their office was struck by two petrol bombs in Rio de Janeiro.
This satirical depiction of Jesus as a homosexual man has not gone down well with Netflix subscribers. The dark comedy explores the culture of homophobia and the constant need to shut it down amongst other ills of society.
- Surveillance video shows the moment three men tossed Molotov cocktail bombs at Porta dos Fundos’ studio in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday
- The comedy group produced the Netflix short film The First Temptation of Christ, which depicted Jesus as a gay man
- The Nationalist Popular Insurgency Command of the Brazilian Integralist Family released a video claiming responsibility for the Christmas Eve attack
- No one was injured and the fire was quickly extinguished by a security guard
Porta dos Fundos released a statement following the incident, confirming no injuries had been reported. However, the company stated the attack “endangered several innocent lives” of staffers and civilians on the street, Variety said.
Their tweet stated,
“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.
“We will move on, more united, stronger, more inspired and confident that the country will survive this storm of hatred and love will prevail alongside freedom of speech,” the group wrote.– Porta dos Fundos
The Portuguese-language film released in Brazil by Netflix on December 3, and created an uproar for its depiction of a gay relationship between Jesus and his friend Orlando.
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Some scenes included the Holy Father as a horny lover to a very lusting and equally aroused Mother Mary, taking any given chance to fool around,
The film also reportedly shows Mary, mother of Jesus, smoking weed.
Petition collects over 2 million signatures
The Netflix Christmas comedy special has become no trivial matter for more than a million angry viewers, who have signed a petition demanding Netflix remove the film from their streaming service.
The petition, started on Change.org, has so far collected 2.33 million signatures.