Live Nativity Play Parody on TV Sparks Outrage

Country: Spain

Date of incident: January 5, 2020

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Media

Although it was intended to be "funny," the performance shown on the "Viva la vida" television program on the afternoon of January 5th was offensive and disrespectful to viewers. Taking advantage of the fact that that afternoon the typical Three Kings' parade was taking place, the program chose to parody the scene, using their presenters as protagonists. "Shameful" and "it is a lack of respect and humiliation" and "I am a Muslim, but this seems disrespectful to me, it is not necessary to play with the beliefs of Christians to try to be a trending topic" were some of the phrases that appeared on Twitter after "Viva la Vida" published an image of the performance.


Photo: Twitter page of Viva la Vida