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Ex-Brazil porn star kicked out of Bolsonaro's far-right party

Ex-Brazil porn star kicked out of Bolsonaro's far-right party
'Brazilian congressman and former porn star Alexandre Frota has been kicked out of Jair Bolsonaro's far-right party for criticizing the president's decision to nominate his own son as ambassador to the US' - By: Brazil's Ministry of Citizenship/AFP HO

Ex-Brazilian porn star turned lawmaker Alexandre Frota was kicked out of President Jair Bolsonaro's ultraconservative party on Tuesday after publicly criticising the leader.

Frota, 55, had denounced Bolsonaro's plan to nominate his son Eduardo to Brazil's top diplomatic posting of ambassador to the United States and his praise for a torturer during the 1964-1985 military dictatorship.

"We have decided to exclude the congressman from the party," said Luciano Bivar, president of the Social Liberal Party, at the end of a meeting in the capital Brasilia.

"He said the Constitution gave him the right to express his thoughts, but he forgot that he is part of an institution, a political party, and must respect its hierarchy."

In a recent opinion piece, Frota said "diplomatic relations should not be confused with personal friendships", in apparent reference to Eduardo's purported friendship with US President Donald Trump's children.

Bolsonaro has caused a stir by nominating his son as US ambassador, with some accusing him of nepotism.

Prosecutors moved to block the appointment Monday, filing an injunction in the federal court requesting a ruling on the necessary experience for such a posting.

In a Buzzfeed interview last week, Frota also disagreed with Bolsonaro's description of a notorious torturer during the period of military rule as a "national hero."

"For me, the national hero is Ayrton Senna," Frota said, referring to the Brazilian Formula One great killed in 1994.

Frota also upset his party colleagues by abstaining from last week's important vote on Bolsonaro's signatory pension reform bill that won overwhelming support in the lower house.

An actor in X-rated films when he was young, Frota also starred in soap operas on Globo TV.

In 2008, he said performing in pornographic films had been "the worst mistake" of his life.

Frota is just the latest in a series of politicians fired after disagreements with Bolsonaro or his sons.

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