A Spanish actor who was fired from his role as Jesus Christ in an easter parade because of his hand movements and his supposedly revealing costume thinks he’s being punished for being gay.
The Times reported that the Junta Mayor de Semana Santa Marinera, the authorities in charge of organising Spain’s Holy Week celebrations for easter, reprimanded Ramón Fossati for flashing a naked shoulder in last year’s parade and for “waving his arms” in an “ostentatious” way.
They accused the actor of “ostentation and parody” and appearing to give “false blessings” to the crowd during his performance.
Ramon told The Times he was simply waving to the crowd and his costume was based on traditional depictions of Jesus.
He is deeply religious and he considered the ban “the worst thing that could happen.”
“It could be jealousy. Or maybe it was punishment for being gay,” he said.
“But everyone where I live knows my sexual orientation and it is not an issue.”
The poor guy, who’s reportedly played Jesus for 30 years, is out of the parade until 2019 and was reportedly slapped with a 60 Euro fine.
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