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Even by Brazil's relaxed standards, this year's parade threatens to set a new standard for bad taste and weirdness as entrants spend millions of dollars competing for attention and sponsorship deals.
One samba school wants to launch a float piled high with fake corpses in reference to the Holocaust. Another school will be led by a model who aims to have set a record for the number of cosmetic surgeries performed on one person....Barros and his Viradouro samba school want to unveil a spectacle Sunday night on the theme of "goose bumps" that will feature, along with the Holocaust float, 28 people tied upside down to crucifixes and dancers in cockroach costumes.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Have you ever been to Mardi Gras!!?? It's pretty much anything goes and it's definitely not for the weak-stomached, faint-of-heart or politically correct. Les Se Le Bon Temp Roulette!
Initially designed to represent one of the greatest genocide of humanity, the Holocaust, the car was prevented from participate in the parade by a judicial mandate presented by the Israeli Federation in Rio de Janeiro on January 31, 2008.
Originally posted by ArMaP
As they say on that site, the Carnival parade has been used many times as a way of creating awareness in the people that usually do not care about those things.
Originally posted by V Kaminski
Trying to apply North American sensibilties and moral hangups in Brazil simply doesn't work.