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An ultra-right group claims the attack on the Brazilian producer of a movie in which Jesus Christ is ‘gay’

December 26, 2019


An ultra-right group has claimed Thursday the attack against the Rio de Janeiro headquarters of Porta dos Fundos, the Brazilian producer of a movie released on Netflix in which Jesus Christ is 'gay'.

The Nationalist Popular Insurgency Command of the Great Brazilian Integrist Family has broadcast a video through social networks in which three masked subjects read a manifesto in which the authorship of the attack is attributed and provide images of it.

The hooded ones, whose voice appears distorted in the video, call the film “blasphemous” and charge their authors and Netflix, who they accuse of wanting to divide Brazil.

The Porta dos Fundos offices were attacked on the morning of December 24 with Molotov cocktails. Security guards managed to control the “fire principle,” so there were no injuries, the producer said Wednesday.

The Civil Police, meanwhile, has advanced that it will investigate the alleged involvement of this ultra-right group in the attack, according to the Brazilian newspaper 'O Globo'.

“We will move on, more united, stronger, more inspired and confident that the country will survive this storm of hate and that love will prevail along with freedom of expression,” Porta dos Fundos said in his statement Wednesday.

The origin of the controversy is 'The first temptation of Christ', a 46-minute comedy in which a homosexual Jesus takes his boyfriend to meet his family. Nearly two million people signed a petition for Netflix to remove the film from its special Christmas grill.