More than 1.7 million people have signed a petition demanding Netflix remove a comedic film that portrays Jesus as a closeted homosexual.

They do not represent Brazilian society and the repudiation of this film is coming from various parts. However, the 45-minute satire has left millions of Christians seeing red, as the Jesus in the comedy is depicted as a gay man. For more on what to watch, be sure to check out our 2020 midseason schedule to find out when your favorite shows are returning. They recently earned an International Emmy Award for best comedy web television special for The Last Hangover.

Porta dos Fundos is the sketch-comedy group behind “The First Temptation of Christ”. Any other religion and yall would've been canceled. It should not come as a surprise that many in Brazil found the film distasteful. Nic Williams started this petition to Netflix It is shocking to discover that Netflix have zero respect or consideration for those of the Christian faith regarding their decision to add The first temptation of Christ to …

"The First Temptation of Christ" on Netflix is a satire Christmas special that portrays Jesus as gay. A Netflix Christmas special depicting Jesus as gay has sparked controversy since its release. No one was hurt, but days later a video surfaced in which a man claimed the attack was on behalf of Brazil’s “integralist” movement, an ultranationalist movement started in the 1930s and inspired by Italy’s fascist regime of the time. Well, guess what a bitch is watching tonight with a glass of wine pic.twitter.com/Dk1BVcPYrJ, — historia stan (@historia_stan) December 14, 2019. On Christmas Eve, the Porta dos Fundos studio in Rio de Janeiro was firebombed. One user shared a screenshot of them cancelling their subscription saying is is ‘the last straw for me’, while another said it was ‘rude and inconsiderate’.

As of Thursday, "The First Temptation of Christ" is still available on Netflix. Sorry @netflix but “The First Temptation of Christ” is the last straw for me. One campaign has generated more than two million signatures calling for the film’s removal from Netflix. The First Temptation of Christ (Netflix) debuted on December 3, 2019. A Brazilian judge has ordered that Netflix remove holiday satire The First Temptation of Christ after intense backlash and an act of arson.. I Still Love You’. As of this writing, over 2 million people have already signed the petition to have the 46-minute long satire removed from the streaming service for “seriously offending Christians.” The petition called for at least 3 million signatures. God is black and white and gay and straight. Religion will and has always been a touchy subject, rihgfully so. The decision is temporary while a higher court reviews the case. *, Delighted Dublin dads still hasn’t told family about life-changing €1 MILLION win, Babies of the House — MPs sworn in carrying newborn children, Police hunt suspects with CCTV footage after woman, 61, shot in the head in her home, Donegal swimmer, 56, aiming to become first person to swim around the coast of Ireland, Vaccine from AstraZeneca and Oxford 70% effective on COVID-19, Eight counties on alert in heavy rain warning at start of torrid week of weather, Application made for new technological university in midlands and mid-west, Gardai hunt after man rushed to hospital with multiple stab wounds, Hannibal mask & suits of armour among bizarre items available in Michael Flatley’s auction, Emily Atack reveals married couple ‘fell in love with her’ following threesome, Dustin the Turkey ‘threatens legal action’ against Niall Horan ahead of The Den appearance, Victoria Beckham looks unrecognisable in adorable costume throwback pictures, ‘Tiny but tough’: Rosanna Davison on her twin baby boys. As of this morning, 1.34 million people signed a petition calling on Netflix to do something about the 46-minute holiday special after it seriously offended many Christians viewers. #cancelonetflix pic.twitter.com/VwHGM64L7i.

Even the son of conservative Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the film on Twitter. On December 3, Netflix premiered a 46-minute Brazilian Christmas comedy special… After its release in early December, petitions started circulating criticizing the film’s depiction, including one from a Brazilian Catholic conservative organization.

A judge in Brazil has since ruled in favor of removing the film from the platform. "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 expression," the group tweeted after the attack. “For some Catholics here in Brazil, it’s okay if Jesus is a bad guy, uses drugs: That’s no problem,” Porchat said. The characters’ innuendos suggest Jesus and Orlando are romantically involved. One subscriber has said: ‘Well, guess what a b**** is watching tonight with a glass of wine.’, So a million people have signed a petition calling for Netflix to remove a a comedic film called The First Temptation of Christ because it depicts Jesus as a gay man which is blasphemous and offensive.

With all of the stress of Yuletide eating, drinking and spending, it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas when our bank balances are all in the red.

There are more than 120 million Catholics in Brazil. The ruling contradicts an earlier decision rejecting censorship of the film, AP reports. Porta dos Fundos did not immediately respond to CBS News' request for comment.

However, our priority right now is the safety of the entire team that works with us. We will speak again once we have more details. The film premiered on Netflix in Brazil (and is available to stream in Australia) on December 3 and has since sparked a ton of controversy online for its politically incorrect satire that paints Jesus as a closeted homosexual on Christmas. Proud new mother Rosanna Davison has been showing off the new additions to her family. 40 years ago we found out, Charlie Brown holiday specials will air on TV after all, Ben Watkins, "MasterChef Junior" contestant, has died at 14, Conan O'Brien ending late night talk show in 2021, Trump posts flurry of anti-Fox News tweets. Jonathan Groff: What To Watch Streaming If You Like The Hamilton Star, The Princess Switch 3? “‘The First Temptation of Christ’ remains ever more powerful.”. RELATED: Netflix Unveils Terrifying New Trailer Of Upcoming ‘Dracula’ Miniseries, “As the petition against us picks up steam, we celebrate the success of yet another one of God’s creations: our Christmas special,” the group tweeted, according to a translation by the Washington Post. Authorities are investigating the incident. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more from the world of TV and movies. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. Netflix have described the topical satire as: ‘Jesus, who’s hitting the big 3-0, brings a surprise guest to meet the family. Get the latest breaking news delivered straight to your inbox. Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. In fact, there were some people who admitted to never having heard of The First Temptation of Christ, but would be checking it out now after the trending topic called attention to it. The First Temptation of Christ is available to stream on Netflix. Two petrol bombs were thrown at the building, setting it on fire. Home Improvement: Patricia Richardson reveals why Tim Allen ... Meghan Markle, Prince Harry: Sussexes gift Frogmore Cottage ... Horrible Histories: China demands apology from ABC over ‘rac... SAS Australia: James Weir recaps episode 11 | ‘Selfish’ Miss... Pete Evans on Instagram/Facebook: Responds to dumping for co... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out.

Netflix users are campaigning for Netflix to remove a 'gay Jesus' comedy special from the streaming service.

Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. No, he can’t be gay. Still outraged, offended subscribers took to Twitter to protest, calling for all to cancel Netflix over what they believed to be a show of blatant disrespect of Christianity. Per Yahoo Entertainment, they posted a tweet linking to a different petition calling for its removal from Netflix and blasted their own comedy special as “tragic and sad”. Whether Netflix actually removes the special will depend on a higher court, but it’s not without precedent: Last year it pulled an episode of The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that was critical of Saudi Arabia. Not only is it rude and inconsiderate it goes against the whole idea of respecting everyone’s ideals or beliefs. A Netflix Christmas special from a YouTube comedy group has offended more than a million Christians by depicting Jesus as gay. Rossy Mota started this petition to Netflix Brasil We live in a world were freedom of speech is important.

A scene from Netflix special The First Temptation of Christ. As of … Netflix CEO Reed Hastings defended the decision but inferred that if a government objected to LGBTQ content and wanted it removed, Netflix would not comply. Millions of people are calling for Netflix to take down a new Portuguese-language Christmas film. “And then I asked for directions,” Jesus says. "This right to freedom of expression ... is not absolute," he added, according to BBC News.

The programme was created by Brazilian comedy troupe Porta dos Fundos, and it isn’t the first time they have cast Jesus in an alternative light.

Brazil is home to more Catholics than any other country in the world, and conservative politicians have grown increasingly popular under Bolsonaro. ‘This isn’t right or fair’ — Royal family raging by portrayal in latest season of Netflix’s The Crown, Chris O’Dowd perfectly sums up bingeworthy Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit, Netflix issues warning on ‘graphic’ Princess Diana scenes in The Crown, * Sign up to the Extra.ie survey panel to trial free products and win prizes for your opinions! Photo: Netflix. On Wednesday, a Brazilian judge ordered the streaming service to remove it entirely.

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The International Emmy winning group said this in a statement after the attack (via Variety): Porta dos Fundos condemns any act of violence. We expect those responsible for the attacks to be found and punished.

When do states certify their election results? pic.twitter.com/RPg38u1kbi, — Michael Dean (@PastorMikeDean) December 17, 2019, This Netflix movie the first temptation of Christ makes me sick.

She is based in Austin, Texas. 18 Dec 2019 1:39 PM. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Source:Netflix Representatives for Netflix did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. And that’s interesting because Jesus is everything. / CBS News. I will not give you money to defame the Lord Jesus Christ.

© 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Conservative groups around the country were outraged by the concept of Jesus bringing home a potential boyfriend to meet his family.

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