Netflix Christmas Satire The First Temptation Of Christ Shows Jesus As Gay, Sparks Controversy
Netflix is facing a lot of backlash over a Christmas special satire in which Jesus is depicted as gay.
Netflix is facing a lot of backlash over a Christmas special satire in which Jesus is depicted as gay. Some 1.5 people have signed a petition to protest against the Netflix's controversial movie and demanding that the movie be taken off the OTT platform. Conservative Catholics, Evangelists and politicians in Brazil are up in arms against the the film titled 'The First Temptation of Christ' which was released on December 3.
The length of the movie is 46 minutes. The movie was made by Porta dos Fundos, a YouTube comedy group based out of Brazil which has come in for heavy criticism ever since Netflix Christmas special The First Temptation of Christ started streaming.
The flick depicts Jesus as being in a homosexual relationship. While demanding that Netflix act against the YouTube group for being insensitive towards Christians, over a million people have signed a protest calling for a ban on the movie.
The First Temptation of Christ: What's the movie about? The flick shows Jesus visiting his parents Joseph and Mary for Christmas and he gets a surprise package in the form of his gay friend, Orlando.
Christians are fuming over the offensive content of the movie. Dismissing it as trash, conservative people from the community are up in arms against the makers for coming up with something so disrespectful and vulgar towards the religion.
On the other hand, the group Porta Dos Fundos calls the petition an attack on their artistic freedom. Calling The First Temptation of Christ a humourous satire, they say that freedom of expression is an essential construction for a democratic country.
It now remains to be seen how Netflix responds to this petition. Will it bow down to pressure from Christians or let it be?