Opinion

What’s behind the Brazilian President’s ‘golden shower’ tweet?

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Jair Bolsonaro was targeted by many Carnival parties

I’ve never thought I’d telephone a political scientist to talk about pornography and the act of a “golden shower.” However, in Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil, anything is possible.

In case you’ve missed the latest controversy stirred up by Brazil’s president, a quick summary. On Tuesday evening, Mr. Bolsonaro used his official Twitter account—the same one he uses to make official announcements of policies and government measures—to post an explicit video to “denounce” the moral laxity of Carnival. The footage shows one man, barely dressed, standing atop a newspaper stand and masturbating anally. Then, a second man begins urinating on the...

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