Nearly two million offended Brazilians signed an online petition on urging Netflix to remove the First Temptation of Christ from the streaming service. 

The comedy special depicts Jesus Christ, who is revered by billions of Christians and Muslims across the world, as a gay man.

Created by Brazilian YouTube comedy group Porta dos Fundos, the 46-minute International Emmy award-winning show, has taken criticism for disrespecting the values of both religions .

Signatories also demanded a public apology once the show is removed from the Netflix catalog. The comedy group however has defended the show and said it is

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