People who support locking kids in cages are trying to ‘cancel’ Netflix for depicting Jesus as gay

Louis Staples
Friday 27 December 2019 12:00
Showbiz

Netflix is coming under renewed pressure to cancel one of its shows after complaints continue to rise about the portrayal of Jesus as gay.

Brazilian comedy The First Temptation of Christ prompted widespread anger in Brazil, with almost two million people signing a petition calling on the streaming service to remove the show.

The show was created by Brazilian YouTube comedy group Porta dos Fundos and portrays Jesus bringing home his presumed boyfriend Orlando to meet the Holy Family.

Porta dos Fundos, which won an International Emmy for its holiday special last year, said in an emailed statement that it “values artistic freedom and humour through satire on the most diverse cultural themes of our society and believes that freedom of expression is an essential construction for a democratic country.”

But now things have got even more serious.

Police in Rio de Janeiro said at least four men were involved in a Christmas Eve attack at the headquarters of the comedy group which made the film.

Yet people are pointing out the hypocrisy of people who’ve jumped on the bandwagon, sending #CanceloNetflix trending across the world.

Many have pointed out that right-wingers are broadly supportive of US border patrol locking children in cages, or Trump’s border wall, but in this case can’t seem to handle a little satire.

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