Brazilian comedy group hit by Molotov cocktails after film on ‘gay Jesus’


Molotov were thrown at the headquarters of Brazilian group Porta Fundos in on , weeks after the group launched a on depicting as .

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

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

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

“In the morning of December , 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 for its special last year, said on .

“We move on, more united, stronger, more inspired and confident that the country survive this of hatred and will prevail alongside ,” the comedians said, adding that footage from security had been handed to the authorities.

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is home to the ’s Catholic as well as a fast-expanding evangelical with increasing political influence.

Jair Bolsonaro, who has described himself as a “proud” homophobe, once told an interviewer he would have a dead son than a gay son. this year he suspended funding for a of , including a handful with + themes. The decision was later struck down by a federal .

His son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, recently called Porta dos Funds’ Christmas special “” on his Twitter account, saying the filmmakers “do not represent Brazilian .”


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