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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Tweets Golden Shower Video, Later Asks, 'What Is a Golden Shower?'

It's an attempt at scaremongering meant to win over social traditionalists.

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Far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is not at all happy with this year's Carnaval, an annual street celebration held in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday.

On Tuesday, he tweeted out to his 3.46 million followers an explicit video from the celebration. In it, one man puts his finger up his anus, then allows another man to urinate on his head:

"I do not feel comfortable in showing, but we have to expose the truth to the population," reads a loose translation of Bolsonaro's tweet. "This is what has turned many blocks of street in the Brazilian carnival."

Peeing on a person as part of a sex act is colloquially called a "golden shower." Bolsonaro didn't appear to know that. "What is a golden shower?" he tweeted Wednesday.

The Brazilian president's tweets might be seen as humorous on their face: a world leader tweeting a golden shower video is kind of funny, after all. The reality is much more serious. Bolsanaro "appears to be trying to discredit Carnaval, Brazil's biggest street party, after people staged massive protests to mock him there," Business Insider noted. Take this reply to his initial tweet, for instance:

Bolsanaro also has a long history of making inflammatory remarks on the basis of gender and sexual orientation. "I would not rape you because you are not worthy of it," he told a female lawmaker in 2014, according to The New York Times. He's also said he's "proud to be homophobic," and that he'd "rather have a son who is an addict than a son who is gay."

It's worth remembering that Bolsonaro "is no friend of liberty" in other ways as well, as Cato Institute Latin America policy analyst Juan Carlos Hidalgo noted in October. He advocates executing criminals as a solution to crime, and has defended the use of torture during the reign of a military dictatorship that ruled the nation in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. While his chief economic adviser is a fan of spending cuts and privatization, Bolsonaro has proposed expanding welfare programs and signaled he would support economic protectionism as well.

In short, he's a far-right populist with some disturbing authoritarian tendencies and his golden shower tweets read less funny when you realize they're meant to scare and rile up social traditionalists.

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  1. It’s free on the third visit.

    Hey-yo!!

    1. What, *Brazil*?!

  2. Bolsanaro “appears to be trying to discredit Carnaval, Brazil’s biggest street party, after people staged massive protests to mock him there…”

    He might want to give up thin skin for Lent.

    1. Or hard … liquor.

      1. I’ve heard some women like to hold their liquor by the ears…

    2. I don’t know. I watched it thinking I’d have a chuckle about crazy weirdos, but it creeped me the fuck out. Grosser than lemon party.

      I think that was probably the most effective “discrediting” tweet that I’ve ever seen. If my little nieces or nephews were witness to that, I probably would’ve wanted to kick the living shit out of those guys.

  3. Reminds me of the gay dance parties outside Mike Pence’s house. That sure did show him!

    1. Bolsanaro went looking for this.

  4. So “Stay out of our bedrooms” has morphed into “You cannot criticize us for doing bedroom stuff on a public street”?

    1. Yeah, doing that shit in public is not OK, especially as a cynical and calculated attempt at offending your political enemies. In Libertopia are we supposed to be happy for these people and respect their freedom to piss and defecate on each other in public? It seems like Bolsonaro and these freaks deserve each other. Have I got this all wrong?

      1. If you want both Libertopia and to impose your moral strictures on other people, you have indeed got it wrong.

        1. *Public anal masturbation and piss play*
          “impose your moral strictures on other people”
          As expected of Tony.

        2. Be like a progressive, and just impose your moral strictures upon everyone.

        3. Libertopia means allowing people to do and believe whatever they want. Forcing others to treat something that they view as offensive as if it is not is the opposite of Liberty.

          1. So what are the offended supposed to do about it?

            1. Go on with their normal lives? This may sound complicated to you, because your first impulse, as a religious zealot, is to silence the dissenters, but people can just go about believing whatever they want to believe.

              1. Nobody is arguing otherwise. This is what we in the field call a strawman. The original opinion was that this was “not OK.” I’m just trying to pin down what “not OK” means practically to the OP.

        4. Tony what are you smoking? Expressing disgust at people going to the toilet in the street is “imposing my moral strictures”? I might even suggest that exposing others to human waste like that is injurious and a violation of the NAP (see San Francisco).

          I don’t ever recall a time where I was “offended” or at all bothered by public displays of affection, heavy petting, gay, straight, otherwise, but when that sort of behaviour crosses over into befouling public spaces/other’s property, and people fingering their buttholes in full view of all and sundry, I might start to find the limits of what does and does not infringe on the natural rights of others.

  5. Where’s Crusty when you most need him?

  6. one man puts his finger up his anus, then allows another man to urinate on his head

    I don’t get it and I suspect I never will.

    1. It’s what turns them on. Simply as that.

      1. Thanks Captain Obvious

      2. Except it only turns them on if they do it in public.

        1. And to protest the “extreme right”

    2. A golden shower is one of those things that sounds sexy until you actually try it. Piss smells bad.

      1. Yeah, I’ve been pissed on before and not in a sexy way.

        1. Is there really a sexy way though?

          1. I can’t imagine a case where it is.

            1. Someone needs to take a visit to Imaginationland.

              1. Or to R. Kelly’s house.

      2. It absolutely does NOT sound sexy at all. A girl asked me to do it once and I politely declined. I didn’t mind her asking, it’s just not for me.

      3. Tastes even worse.

        ………..what?

  7. Watching journalists get riled up about a populist criticizing the gay right of golden showers in public–even while the inflation rate in Venezuela hits 2,000,000% . . .

    It’s kind of like living in California.

    This bullet train is crazy expensive and the Green New Deal is outrageous, but, on the other hand, Trump said there was Al Qaeda in the caravan and there was that “pussy grabbing” video–so I guess it’s a wash.

    Keeping things in proportion is really important.

    1. You have it backwards man. The controversy was riled up by a fucking President of Brazil. The guy with real power. You twisted it into attacking liberals here. WTF.

      1. Actually, the criticism was directed to the chattering classes for not keeping things in proportion.

        And, yeah, living in California will make you sensitive to that. We could be talking about Venezuela’s 2,000,000% inflation rate, but instead we’re talking about someone who criticized golden showers in public.

        Yeah, I see parallels to living in California.

        The focus on SJW incidents to the exclusion of other things that may be more important (pension crisis, overspending, over taxing, environmental regulation driving up the cost of housing to three times the national average, businesses and people fleeing the state) is a problem of losing their sense of proportion.

        I maintain that golden shower videos (and their equivalents here in California) don’t deserve much of our attention.

        1. We could be talking about Venezuela’s 2,000,000% inflation rate

          When can we expect to see Serious Sam’s Blog of Important Stuff? How come you’re not offering up some much needed competition?

      2. The controversy was riled up by a fucking President of Brazil.

        Because public rectal self-examinations and urination are just Tuesdays in Brazil and that’s how it should be.

        The guy with real power.

        To tweet?

      3. “The President of Brazil had those guys masturbate and piss on each other at a public event, so it’s all his fault for pointing it out.”

        Fuck off OP you disingenuous piece of shit.

    2. It IS like living in California! Gay Day parades with public urination is fine, but the Log Cabin chapter of the San Francisco Republican Party can’t get a permit to participate.

  8. How exactly does the expression of a preference for your child not being gay mean that you are against liberty?

    That is not a defense of Boisonaro, it is a disagreement over the logic of that assertion. It seems more like an ideological enforcement of the idea that homosexuality is never to be disparaged.

    1. “How exactly does the expression of a preference for your child not being gay mean that you are against liberty?”

      In the progressive mind, it’s the responsibility of public figures to uphold the standards of tolerance. Failing to do so in public is the unpardonable sin. That’s why they don’t care about what Trump actually does anywhere near as much as they care that he said bad things about illegal aliens in public, her bragged of “pussy grabbing” and it got into the public sphere, he criticized Hillary as a “nasty woman” IN PUBLIC!

      It’s more important to them that you mouth support for gay rights in public than whether you actually discriminate against gays in private. Your responsibility as a public figure is to make sure that homophobia, racism, and sexism remain socially unacceptable. Everything else is secondary.

    2. It seems more like an ideological enforcement of the idea that homosexuality is never to be disparaged.

      Maybe the first time. After the 50th permutation of the SJW hierarchy, it becomes obvious that the message is just STFU.

  9. one man puts his finger up his anus, then allows another man to urinate on his head:

    Is there a cake for this?

    1. Sure, if you go a while without washing.

    2. Yes, and you have to bake it.

      1. With enough fondant you can make a cake look like anything!

    3. Is there a cake for this?

      Yes, pine scented.

      And the first Christian who refuses to provide sandalwood instead of off-the-shelf pine will find themselves in front of a Human Rights Tribunal.

      1. Can I bake it with Pine-Sol?

  10. Bolsanaro “appears to be trying to discredit Carnaval, Brazil’s biggest street party, after people staged massive protests to mock him there,”

    He’s “trying to discredit them” by simply sharing videos of what they, themselves, voluntarily, choose to do?

    One might suggest these people discredit themselves.

    If you want your festival to be seen as a venue of nuanced and serious political protest, maybe tell the guys peeing on each other to stay home?

  11. If it was tits and ass it wouldn’t be a problem for alot of these mfers.

    1. Beware! First they come for the man butt but these fuckers will come for those tits and ass next.

      1. Do you really think that people would find a man pissing on a woman less galling than a man pissing on another man?

        1. Does anyone else remember the Trump piss tape that we were assured most definitely existed? I don’t think the reaction was “oh, well, that was with a woman and to other that practice is in itself bigoted”.

  12. Christ, what an asshole.
    (I am talking about Bolsonaro)

    1. Still better than Lula or Dilma. Like 1000 times

  13. If being homophobic is “far right”, what is hating straight white males, “moderate”?

    Fuck this noise. Stalin and Mao killed far more people than Hitler, yet wearing Mao and Che t-shirts is normal. Hating 30-40% of people is applauded as being “woke”, yet hating a much smaller fraction makes you “far right”.

    Fuck that noise.

  14. Meh. Needs moar Pinochet. Where’s the free helicopter rides?

  15. “The reality is much more serious. Bolsanaro “appears to be trying to discredit Carnaval, Brazil’s biggest street party, after people staged massive protests to mock him there,” Business Insider noted.”

    This seems like an assumption without any basis in fact. You don’t have to like Bolsanaro to see that this is not supported by any facts beyond the need for it to be true.

    And speaking of golden showers, hows the hunt for the video that totally exists coming along?

  16. Bolsonaro isn’t violating human rights because communists aren’t human.

  17. Why can’t American Christians be this fun before Lent. Ooh here’s my tits, give me some beads. Yawn.

    1. this fun
      Sasuga, Tony.

    2. Why can’t American Christians be this fun before Lent. Ooh here’s my tits, give me some beads. Yawn.

      As usual, the problem isn’t with American Christians as much as it is just your ignorance. If you think public urination doesn’t occur at Mardi Gras, you clearly haven’t attended Mardi Gras.

      1. Fair enough. I saw people fucking on a pool table in the front room of a bar in New Orleans, and it wasn’t anywhere near Mardi Gras.

        1. St. Patrick’s Day?

          1. It was just a day.

            1. “9 ball in the corner pocket”

  18. I’d like to get waterboarded by Kate Upton, if you know what I’m say’n.

    1. I bet it smells and tastes like strawberry.

  19. It’s also hilarious that the author of this piece thinks he’s getting in a great zinger by mocking Bolsonaro as some old out of touch prude for not knowing what a “golden shower” is.

    As if that wasn’t Bolsonaro’s entire point.

    Believe it or not, there’s a huge segment of the population out there who wouldn’t necessarily consider it a positive virtue for their elected leaders to be completely up to date with all of the terminology surrounding bizarre sexual fetishes.

    1. I am struggling to understand how Joe isn’t the culture warrior here

      1. “Culture Warriors” to the Reason staff are the people who do not obey the “Stop resisting!” commands.

    2. When a sex practice is made famous because the president of the United States engaged in it, you should really be up to speed.

      1. Or is America not the greatest country on God’s earth anymore?

      2. I think that fetish was fairly well known before Bill Clinton became president.

    3. Not knowing what “golden shower” is in English.

  20. >>>O que ? golden shower?

    Circle Jerks hardest hit.

    http://www.discogs.com/Circle-…..ster/50340

  21. Speaking of urinating in public, earlier this week I told a neighbor (we live along the NJ 76 bus route) that if he keeps urinating in public, someone will take a pic of it and post it on Twitter and reminded him that women do not look online for dick pics.

  22. his golden shower tweets read less funny when you realize they’re meant to scare and rile up social traditionalists.

    Doesn’t that make them more funny?

  23. I would suggest putting an explicit content disclaimer on the Facebook post linking to this article.

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  25. And people wonder why people are turning to people like Bolsonaro… It’s because freaks actually think this kind of behavior is acceptable in public!

    Even a lot of bible thumpers I know are genuinely at the point of not giving a shit what some gay couple does in their bedroom… But even me, a VERY non prude, non religious type of guy does NOT find this kind of shit acceptable in public. Not even during the middle of an intentionally crazy even like Carnival.

    If some people push for literally zero standards, instead of fairly liberal but still extant standards… You will see more Bolsonaros and Trumps keep popping up who call it like they see it.

  26. And people wonder why people are turning to people like Bolsonaro… It’s because freaks actually think this kind of behavior is acceptable in public!

    Even a lot of bible thumpers I know are genuinely at the point of not giving a shit what some gay couple does in their bedroom… But even me, a VERY non prude, non religious type of guy does NOT find this kind of shit acceptable in public. Not even during the middle of an intentionally crazy even like Carnival.

    If some people push for literally zero standards, instead of fairly liberal but still extant standards… You will see more Bolsonaros and Trumps keep popping up who call it like they see it.

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