The Rio de Janeiro places of work of Porta dos Fundos, the Brazilian manufacturing firm behind the satirical Netflix comedy “The First Temptation of Christ,” had been firebombed on Christmas Eve in what gave the impression to be a right-wing terrorist assault.
No one was injured within the assault, wherein a number of molotov cocktails had been hand-thrown on the places of work of Porta dos Fundos (“Back Door”), recognized for different equally biting comedies. “The First Temptation of Christ,” which debuted on Netflix Dec. 3, portrays Jesus returning house to his household for the vacations, and bringing with him what seems to be his same-sex associate.
The movie has been closely criticized by religious-affiliated teams in Brazil and overseas who object to the movie’s portrayal of Jesus. And in a video launched after the assault, a bunch claiming credit score cited comparable objections, saying the assault was supposed to “seek justice” for “all Brazilians against the blasphemous, bourgeois and anti-patriotic attitude” behind the movie, the New York Times studies. The video calls Porta dos Fundos “militant Marxists,” and contains footage of the assault.
In an announcement posted on Twitter, Porta dos Fundos condemned “any act of violence” and stated it has offered safety digicam photos to legislation enforcement. The firm stated it would make an additional assertion when extra info is obtainable, including “we anticipate that we will move on, more united, stronger, more inspired, and confident that the country will survive this storm of hatred and love will prevail along with freedom of speech.”
“We have endured all types of verbal assaults, online, even from members of Congress,” Gregorio Duvivier, the actor who performs Jesus within the movie and is a member of Porta dos Fundos (“Back Door) said in a statement after the attack. “But this is the first time we’ve faced violence of this nature, an attack that could have killed people.”
The assaults come amid rising political pressure in Brazil because the nation’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has staked out hard-line positions on a number of sizzling button points. Among others, these embody vocal opposition to marriage equality and equal rights for LGBTQ Brazilians, and help for the army dictatorship that dominated Brazil from 1965-1985.
Netflix has not but publicly commented on the uproar over the particular or the assault. The firm didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from TheWrap.
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