The Rio de Janeiro H.Q. of Porta dos Fundos, the Brazilian comedy troupe behind the Netflix gay Jesus Christmas Special sparking outrage in Brazil, was hit by a Molotov cocktail attack in the early hours of Dec. 24.
“In the early morning of December 24, on Christmas Eve, the headquarters of Porta dos Fundos was the victim of an attack. Molotov cocktails were thrown at our building,” the comedy group confirmed.
The fire was promptly contained by a security guard and no one was injured, yet the incident endangered “several innocent lives in the office and in the street,” it said.
A handful of photos circulating online purportedly show the damage that the studio sustained – and it appears to be very minor.
The comedians stopped short of pointing fingers, yet implied the incident might be linked with the massive scandal, caused by their Netflix special ‘The First Temptation of Christ.’
The movie was released a few weeks ago, causing an uproar among Christians in Brazil and elsewhere. The episode depicts an apparently gay Jesus Christ bringing what appears to be his boyfriend to his birthday party and introducing him to the Holy Family. The episode includes other jokes that the Christian faithful might find offensive as well, including Virgin Mary smoking pot and indulging in a love affair with God himself.