A producer of the upcoming indie film “Habit,” which hundreds of thousands have demanded be pulled ahead of its release due to its “blasphemes” depictions of Jesus Christ, says “the story has been completely blown out of proportion.”
“Of course the story has been completely blown out of proportion,” the film’s executive producer Cassian Elwes wrote on Twitter, responding to controversy the film has garnered months after entertainment news outlets Eonline, ET and Entertainment Weekly first reported that Paris Jackson was “cast as Jesus” and would be “playing Jesus,” as her lesbian character has a “Jesus fetish.”
Similarly, the News Break app also reported in April that Jackson, daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, “will play a gender-bent version of that Holy figure who just celebrated his resurrection this past Sunday.”
Following multiple reports of Jackson’s lesbian role and portrayal of Jesus, a petition was launched to stop the film’s release. As of Saturday afternoon, the petition has been signed by over 368,900 people.
Along with Jackson, “Habit” also features actors Bella Thorne, Gavin Rossdale and Andreja Pejic. The film is reportedly about a “party girl with a Jesus fetish who gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a nun.”
Continuing his defense of the film, Elwes added, “In fact Paris appears in a fantasy moment that Bella has in the film where Bella has a vision of her mother played by Paris) dressed as Jesus.”
Responding to another tweet, Elwes said Jackson doesn’t play a “lesbian Jesus. That’s absolute nonsense.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Anugrah Kumar