Paris Jackson and Bella Thorne‘s new movie Habit is causing quite the stir. Michael Jackson’s daughter plays Jesus in the upcoming flick and a new petition seeks to prevent distribution of the “blasphemous Hollywood film.” A Change.org petition claims Habit depicts “Jesus as a lesbian woman.”
As of Wednesday morning, over 270,000 people have signed it, but it’s not the first petition launched against Habit. One Million Moms demands the film not be released due to Jackson playing a “gender-bending Jesus Christ.”
“She will portray the religious figure wearing a traditional robe, tousled hair including a single accent braid, and a nose ring,” the petition reads. “This sacrilegious movie Habit mocks Christianity and ridicules people of faith.”
Promotional materials released earlier this year, including an image of Jackson as Jesus , say nothing about Jesus being portrayed as a gender-bending lesbian. According to a press release, the film follows Thorne, “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.
Thorne reacted to the Change.org petition on her Instagram Story, writing, “Because Jesus is a woman… wowowowowowo.” Thoughts?