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A video of a 12-year-old birthday boy kissing his 14-year-old boyfriend during his birthday celebration has gone viral throughout Brazilian social media with discussions alternately celebrating the young person’s love and happiness and criticizing him for being too young to have a boyfriend or identify as gay.
What’s happening in the Brazilian gay birthday video
The video (which was reportedly posted on social by the 12-year-old boy himself) shows the younger boy being hugged from behind by his taller boyfriend as his friends sing the “Happy Birthday” song to him. The boys briefly poke at the yellow icing of the cake, upon which is a picture of drag queen Pabllo Vittar, a popular Brazilian singer and drag performer. The entire party, in fact, seems to have a Pabllo Vittar theme with images of the entertainer decorating the walls.
After they finish singing the birthday song, the boy’s friends follow with a naughty parody of a popular birthday song called “Parabéns da Xuxa” (“Congrats to Xuxa”). They sing
Some people are shocked by the Brazilian gay birthday video
This might seem weird or alarming to non-Brazilian viewers, but it’s basically a bunch of kids making an adult joke. They’re not singing about penises and anal sex because the kids are gay necessarily, they’re singing a birthday song that’s sung at countless birthdays across the country, and they’re repeating a dirty gay sex version of the lyrics adults often use as a joke. In the video, the young gay boys even happily join in the singing, showing that it’s just playful, naughty fun.
The social media users are somewhat shocked to see someone so young expressing his same-sex attraction so openly, and for those who are not used to seeing it, it’s understandable. But it’s also kind of wonderful to see a young gay person dating another boy, celebrating in a room full of loving friends because it’s not something we get to see very often in media or real life.
Here’s video of the young gay Brazilian boy’s birthday celebration:
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