The Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights has once again sparked controversy
Damares Alves, Bolsonaro's minister of Women, Family and Human Rights, has once again sparked controversy with her comments. A video has gone viral in which Alves criticizes the character Elsa from the Disney movie 'Frozen', saying she ends up alone in an ice castle because she is a lesbian.
"Do you know why she ends up alone in an ice castle? Because she's a lesbian... She will awaken the Sleeping Beauty with a gay kiss," Damares Alves said during a speech in May 2018.
Although the speech is prior to her participation in Jair Bolsonaro's administration, Damares Alves faced a lot of criticism in recent weeks. Apparently, the video was initially shared by Paulo Pimenta, the PT leader in the Chamber of Deputies. "This is the thinking of a State Minister for Human Rights. Disseminating hatred and prejudice against a social group that already faces all kinds of stigma and prejudice," he said on his Twitter account.