A Brazilian judge has ordered the streaming service to remove the film, known in English as The First Temptation of Christ, as a temporary measure until a final decision over the film’s fate in the country is made.
he movie has sparked outrage from Christians, initially in Brazil but eventually across the world. A petition demanding Netflix remove the film for so offensively portraying Jesus as gay has gained two million signatures, and conservatives have lamented that freedom of speech would likely prevent the film from being removed.
It’s a disappointing turn, especially after the offices of the creative company behind The First Temptation of Christ, Porta dos Fundos, were attacked over Christmas. A far-right religious group claimed credit for the attack, and said the film was the reason for it. At least one suspect has fled the country.