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Brazilian president Bolsonaro shocks with the “golden shower” tweet

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has triggered shock and outrage by tweeting a video showing a man urinating on another during his rural annual street carnival. "What is a golden shower?" Bolsonaro tweeted on Wednesday one day after posting the video where a barely dressed party-goer writes in a bus home, plays with his back and then bends over before another man urinates on the head. "I don't feel comfortable showing this, but … this is what many of the street parties in Brazil's carnival have turned into," Bolsonaro tweeted about the video, which local media said filmed at a Sao Paulo street party or bloco. A former army captain Bolsonaro was elected in 201 8 as head of a right-wing government after years of controversy against homophobic, misogynistic and racist comments. It remains to be seen if he will face the consequences of the posts. Leftist lawmaker Paulo Teixeira said on Twitter that he would ask a prosecutor to investigate whether Bolsonaro had violated laws of secrecy. Twitter said in a statement that any violations of the content rules were "subject to appropriate action" but refused to say if the post constituted a violation. The critics said that Bolsonaro's tweets showed he was more focused on deceiving his progressive critics than building consensus in Congress for necessary reforms, such as a review of the country's budget-defective pension system. In a statement, Brazil's Presidency defended Bolsonaro to send a video that it said scandalizes the whole country.…

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has triggered shock and outrage by tweeting a video showing a man urinating on another during his rural annual street carnival.

“What is a golden shower?” Bolsonaro tweeted on Wednesday one day after posting the video where a barely dressed party-goer writes in a bus home, plays with his back and then bends over before another man urinates on the head.

“I don’t feel comfortable showing this, but … this is what many of the street parties in Brazil’s carnival have turned into,” Bolsonaro tweeted about the video, which local media said filmed at a Sao Paulo street party or bloco.

A former army captain Bolsonaro was elected in 201

8 as head of a right-wing government after years of controversy against homophobic, misogynistic and racist comments.

It remains to be seen if he will face the consequences of the posts. Leftist lawmaker Paulo Teixeira said on Twitter that he would ask a prosecutor to investigate whether Bolsonaro had violated laws of secrecy.

Twitter said in a statement that any violations of the content rules were “subject to appropriate action” but refused to say if the post constituted a violation.

The critics said that Bolsonaro’s tweets showed he was more focused on deceiving his progressive critics than building consensus in Congress for necessary reforms, such as a review of the country’s budget-defective pension system.

In a statement, Brazil’s Presidency defended Bolsonaro to send a video that it said scandalizes the whole country.

“There was no intention to criticize the carnival in a generic way, but rather to characterize a clear distortion of its spirit,” it said. [19659002] Brazil’s most famous carnival parties take place in Rio de Janeiro, where Bolsonaro was a federal congressional leader for almost three decades.

This year the carnival has become increasingly politicized in the wake of Bolsonaro’s election and the 2018 assassination of the Rio Councilor Marielle Franco, a gay and black law activist whose murder remains unresolved.

Rios Mangueira Samba School, which left Franco in the past by its parade, on Wednesday was announced as the winner of Carnival’s annual competition, so that her legacy would live on and add to the politicized atmosphere.

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