Catalan Club Received Complaints for Offensive Show

Country: Spain

Date of incident: April 7, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Arts



A club in Barcelona received several complaints after its Good Friday show included an actor dressed as Jesus dancing with a cross. Adults who attended the show were offended and started a petition to ensure that the show was not repeated. They called the show “a mockery to the religion of Christianity to its believers and what it really means to celebrate Easter” (“una burla hacia la religión cristiana, hacia sus creyentes ya lo que realmente significa la celebración de Semana Santa”).

The club responded and cancelled the second showing of the show, stating “We did not mean to offend anyone” (“No era nuestra intención ofender a nadie”). 

Source: El Confidencial Autonomico