Brazilian Comedy Group Hit by Molotov Cocktails After Film on ‘Gay Jesus’

Molotov cocktails were thrown at the headquarters of Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos in Rio de Janeiro on Christmas Eve.

Brazilian Comedy Group Hit by Molotov Cocktails After Film on ‘Gay Jesus’

The attack took place weeks after the group launched a film on Netflix depicting Jesus as gay.

The group’s Christmas special, “The First Temptation of Christ,” a 46-minute comedy that portrays Jesus bringing home his presumed boyfriend Orlando to meet the Holy Family, prompted around 2 million people to sign a petition calling on the streaming service to remove the show because it offended Christians.

The sketch group said a security guard managed to contain the fire at its headquarters and no one was hurt.

State police in Rio did not immediately respond to a request for comments. Netflix declined to comment.

“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, which won an International Emmy for its holiday special last year, said on Twitter.

“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 comedians said, adding that video footage from security cameras had been handed to the authorities.

 

 

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Na madrugada do dia 24 de dezembro, véspera de Natal, a sede do Porta dos Fundos foi vítima de um atentado. Foram atirados coquetéis molotov contra nosso edifício. Um dos seguranças conseguiu controlar o princípio de incêndio e não houve feridos apesar da ação ter colocado em risco várias vidas inocentes na empresa e na rua. O Porta dos Fundos condena qualquer ato de violência e, por isso, já disponibilizou as imagens das câmeras de segurança para as autoridades e espera que os responsáveis pelos ataques sejam encontrados e punidos. Contudo, nossa prioridade, neste momento, é a segurança de toda a equipe que trabalha conosco. Assim que tivermos mais detalhes, voltaremos a nos manifestar. Mas, por enquanto, adiantamos que seguiremos em frente, mais unidos, mais fortes, mais inspirados e confiantes que o país sobreviverá a essa tormenta de ódio e o amor prevalecerá junto com a liberdade de expressão.

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Source: U.S News & World Report

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