The depiction of Paris Jackson, daughter to Michael Jackson, the late pop star, as lesbian Jesus in a movie has, elicited thousands of signatures on a new petition of protest.
The 22-year-old daughter of the ‘King of Pop’ was filmed as one of the main characters in ‘Habit’, a forthcoming movie project which featured several stars including Bella Throne and Gavin Rossdale.
The movie follows the story of “a street smart 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.”
Ahead of the film’s release, over 280,000 persons across the globe took to Change.org to sign a petition against the movie, which they dubbed “blasphemous” and a “Christianophobic garbage.”
“A new blasphemous Hollywood film is predicted to come out soon depicting Jesus as a lesbian woman,” the petition read.
“The film ‘Habit’ stars Paris Jackson who plays the role of ‘lesbian Jesus’. Distributors haven’t picked it up as of yet.
“So let’s please spread awareness and wake people up to the Christianophobic garbage that is spread nowadays, but is somehow accepted and praised by society.”
While Jackson is yet to officially react to the controversy, Sia, an Australian singer-songwriter, took to her Twitter handle to write in her defense: “Let her be a child, please. Attack me.
“It’s me that has my opinions as a 44-year-old woman. I am more than equipped to deal with us disagreeing on a subject. Let’s not ruin her music release and finding her own voice.”