Habit: Petition to stop ‘Christianophobic’ film starring Paris Jackson as ‘lesbian Jesus’ gains 266,000 signatures
A forthcoming film starring Paris Jackson as Jesus has been met with an online petition to prevent its release.
Denouncing the film, entitled Habit, as “Christianophobic garbage”, the petition has already attracted more than 266,000 signatures.
It was announced in April that Jackson, the actor and model who is the daughter of late pop star Michael Jackson, had been cast as the Christian holy figure.
The plot synopsis reads: “A street smart party girl with a Jesus fetish gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a nun.” Bella Thorne has been cast as the Jesus fetishist.
E! Online reports that Jackon’s “gender-bending take on the religious figure” will include “a nose ring, tousled waves and a traditional robe”.
The petition names studios Warner Brothers and Lionsgate as its targets, and claims that Jackson’s Jesus will be a “lesbian”, a detail which is not confirmed in any of the publicly available reports on the film.
Furthermore, the petition alleges that the film is “blasphemous”, describing it as “Christianophobic garbage that is spread nowadays, but is somehow accepted and praised by society”.
Earlier this year, a Brazilian judge ordered Netflix to remove satirical comedy The First Temptation of Christ from its streaming catalogue, because of its depiction of Jesus as a gay weed-smoker.
Habit is currently looking for distributors.
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