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This Transgender Actress Caused A Huge Internet Uproar After Dressing Up As Crucified Jesus In A Parade

Warning: gory but fake photos ahead!

Posted on June 10, 2015, at 8:29 p.m. ET

Transgender actress and model Viviany Beleboni became the center of a big controversy after a gay pride event in São Paulo on June 7.

In preparation for the event, Beleboni asked FX artist Dennis Dal Ballo to do her makeup to simulate Christ's crucifixion wounds.

Del Ballo posted some really intense shots of the makeup to his Facebook.

According to Brazilian news outlet O Globo, Beleboni appeared crucified on a parade float in order to call attention to what LGBT people suffer in Brazil, drawing parallels to Jesus' suffering on the cross.

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The sign above Beleboni's cross read: "Enough of homophobia."

Prominent local pastor Marco Feliciano posted this photo questioning whether her protest went too far because it included religion.

Facebook: PastorMarcoFeliciano
Images that contradict, harm, and hurt:Do you think it's right to do this. It's freedom of speech isn't it?Is it right to mock faith at the door of a church?Is it right to have Jesus do a gay kiss?Is it right to insert a crucifix in my anus?Is it right to sexualize Catholic symbols?But I can't say I'm against it. That makes me intolerant right?

However, other Facebook pages have sprung up supporting Beleboni and her right to free speech.

This is also not the first time crucifixion imagery has been used in mainstream media in Brazil.

As recently as 2012, sports magazine Placar featured famous footballer Neymar crucified on the cover.

Fashion spreads have featured models in the pose.

And back in 2001, Placar also did it with soccer player Marcelinho Carioca.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.