Brazil News and Views: Brazilian Singer Johnny Hooker Shouts to the Crowd that Jesus is a…wait…a what?

The following video is currently flooding Brazilian social media. The man on the stage is a Brazilian singer named Johnny Hooker.

Translation: I’m here today to say to you all that Jesus is a transvestite, yes! Jesus is a transsexual, yes! Jesus is a f**, yes! (obscenity)

A little background: his words came as a protest over a play that was canceled…a play that depicts Jesus as…you guessed it…a transvestite.

As can be seen from the video most (but not all) of the audience present was enthusiastic for his words. However, Brazil is a deeply religious country with strong Catholic roots and a vibrant Evangelical community. Needless to say, this did not go over all that well.

Translation: This Johnny Hooker does not represent me, what trash, after demanding respect, how can he want respect while disrespecting the faith of other people, how ridiculous.

Translation: Johnny Hooker=demonstration of imbecility, lack of respect. The pure image of a person who has no notion of things. A worm of society.

Translation: Hey Johnny Hooker! Has nobody ever taught you that “to get respect it is necessary to give respect”? What is most ridiculous is that when I manifest my indignation over your act, I can be accused of being homophobic. But it is people like you who denigrate the image of gays.

And those are examples of ones we can print! While there are pockets of approval, the reaction has been largely one of outrage…which perhaps is what he wanted all along.

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