Brazil’s homophobe-in-chief Jair Bolsonaro mocked LGBT+ rights in cruel WhatsApp messages

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Brazil’s homophobe-in-chief Jair Bolsonaro is back at it again with the homophobia, this time sending cruel, anti-LGBT+ texts.

On the instant messaging app WhatsApp, the president privately on a new number made homophobic remarks as he mocked LGBT+ rights demonstrators.

He blasted to his contacts, according to Ol Globo, a Brazilian newspaper which obtained the alleged text messages, a raft of notes which ranged from claims that taking the COVID-19 vaccine will make people “become an alligator” to “young people [have died] of Pfizer”.

Jair Bolsonaro ridicules LGBT+ people and coronavirus vaccines, alleged texts show

The president laced into the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, currently being distributed by the federal government, after radio station Jovem Pan reported on just five cases of teens who passed away recently, two of whom had not even been vaccinated with a single dose.

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro arrives for a ceremony on National Day For The Struggle Of People With Disabilities. (Andressa Anholete/Getty Images)
President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro arrives for a ceremony on National Day For The Struggle Of People With Disabilities. (Andressa Anholete/Getty Images)

Bolsonaro then took aim at minimalist musician Rogério Skylab, who said in an exchange that he has had sexual relations with men “three times, but I am heterosexual”, he stressed.

“Up to three times you can,” the president bit back.

The texts, sent last week, also warn that Brazil will face a “worrisome destiny” if the left clinches back power in the South American nation, referring to recent polls that show a clear favouring of former socialist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, whom Bolsonaro said is “corrupt”.

“Lulu has been corrupted to lie to the world that China is an example of development for the world,” another alleged message from the strongman leader states.

His praise was reserved, however, for Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who ruled the country between 1973 and 1990.

“When Chileans see what Communism is, when they understand the tricks, the deception, how they are deceiving, they will realise that this government is right,” he reportedly texted.

“This was never a dictatorship, gentlemen. This is a soft dictatorship. But, if necessary, we will have to shake hands, because first, we have to save the country and then we will look back.”

This comes from the same far-right leader and self-described “proud homophobe” who once told the nation to accept coronavirus and stop dealing with it like a “country of f*gs“.

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