Activists in Brazil have made a poignant parody video after a senior politician announced that there should be a day to celebrate heterosexual rights.
Eduardo Cunha, the president of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, asked the government to consider making Dec. 3 “heterosexual pride” day, reports the BBC.
Cunha’s remarks, not surprisingly, caused offense and inspired a group of filmmakers called Põe Na Roda to make a parody video exploring the fictional problems that straight people face.
Problems like, “Yesterday I was arrested because I was straight.”
The video has gone viral in the South American country, clocking more than 100,000 YouTube views in just a few days.
But the tongue-in-cheek video has a serious message.
“There’s no reason for straight people to have their own day,” Pedro Henrique Mendes Castilho, who made the film, told the BBC. “They have all the rights, they are not a minority group. I made the video in an ironic way to criticize [Cunha].”
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