Jesus Pride Flag: Jesus TV Show Actors Defend Pride Flag on Set

Recently in Brussels, Belgium, participants in a Pride parade carry rainbow flags on May 20, 2023. The Chosen, a television show depicting the life and ministry of Jesus, is facing a boycott after featuring a Pride flag on set. You are required to read the article and continue reading for more details. Follow us around for all the insights. The popular television series The Chosen has garnered immense backlash for seemingly promoting the LGBTQ community in a viral Behind the Scenes video. The criticism comes in light of June’s ongoing Pride Month. Conservative Christians were enraged when they saw a Pride flag on set. Meanwhile, the show has defended its actions.

Jesus Pride Flag

Jesus Pride Flag

The Chosen was the first multiseason series to portray the life and ministry of Jesus. The show, available on Netflix and other streaming platforms, is creating its fourth season and has a rating of 9.3 out of 10 on various social platforms. Its calls to boycott the show began spreading on social media after self-proclaimed Christian Jon Root spotted the flag display in a set photo and called out the series on Twitter.

The hand-sized Pride flag was seen in a promotional video The Chosen released on Sunday, May 28. Twitter user @accabbat also claimed that one of the cinematographers of the show was spotted wearing a Pride t-shirt while shooting. For those unversed, The Chosen is a popular multi-series show that portrays the life, death, and resurrection of Nazareth’s Jesus. The first two seasons of the show were produced with a $45 million budget that the production house gathered through crowdfunding. The third season premiered at the end of last year and concluded in February.

The historical drama is created by Dallas Jenkins with Jonathan Roumie playing Jesus. The boycott against the hit show comes amid the ongoing cancellation of several companies that have shown support to the LGBTQ community. Beer giant Budweiser was the first among many who were seemingly canceled for collaborating with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney. Since then, several brands including Target, Kohl’s, Adidas, Calvin Klein, and Build-A-Bear amongst others have been subjected to criticism. The netizens went on to share screenshots of tweets where people defended the cast and crew of the show.

Conservative followers of the television series were enraged and vowed to not watch the show anymore. Many went on to claim that God does not support the LGBTQ community. The Chosen took to their official Twitter account and announced that they have a diverse cast and crew. They also claimed that they are willing to work with whoever wished to portray the authentic version of Jesus. Filmmaker Jenkins has also been open from the beginning about hiring people of all faiths for the creation of the show.

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