Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro posts obscene Carnival video, stirs anger

The Brazilian president posted a video of a street party showing a man touching himself sexually and lowering his head before being peed upon by another man.

Published: 06th March 2019 10:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2019 10:25 PM   |  A+A-

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro (File | AP)

By Associated Press

RIO DE JANERIO: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is stirring outrage after sharing a video on Twitter that shows one man urinating on another. Bolsonaro made the post-Tuesday night criticizing Carnival.

Many conservatives in Latin America's largest nation detest Carnival celebrations, seeing them as heathen. The far-right president himself was one of the main targets of revelers' mockery during Carnival.

Bolsonaro's post included video of a street party in which a man touches himself sexually and then lowers his head while another man urinates on him. Bolsonaro wrote, "I feel uncomfortable showing it, but we have to expose the truth" about Carnival. By Wednesday morning, the tweet had garnered more than 35,000 comments. Many sharply criticized the decision to post the video.

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