Creators of Netflix’s “Gay Jesus” Film Targeted in Christmas Eve Bombing


The Rio de Janeiro headquarters of Brazilian comedy troupe Porta dos Fundos, responsible for a Netflix Christmas special portraying Jesus as possibly gay, was targeted with a terrorist attack in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve.

Two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building, causing a fire extinguished by a security guard, according to Variety.

No injuries were reported but Porta dos Fundos noted in a statement the attack “endangered several innocent lives in the company and on the street.” The group has turned surveillance video over to police.

The special, The First Temptation of Christ, debuted on Netflix on December 3. The story finds Jesus returning home after 40 days in the desert, whereupon Mary and Joseph surprise him with a 30th birthday party. Drama ensues due to Jesus coming back with a new friend by his side, named Orlando, whom it is heavily implied is gay. More than two million people signed a petition calling on Netflix to pull it from the platform, which it has not done.

“Porta dos Fundos condemns any act of violence. We expect those responsible for the attacks to be found and punished. However, our priority right now is the safety of the entire team that works with us,” the group said in a release.

It added that Porta dos Fundos would “move on stronger, more united, inspired, and confident that Brazil will survive this storm of hatred, and love will prevail along with freedom of speech.”

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