RIO DE JANEIRO – A banker's bill with a transgender woman and several young blacks was removed following the intervention of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
Bolsonaro, a former army captain with a long history of pejorative minority and gay commentary, takes office on January 1. Since then he has often weighed into cultural wars.
In a statement to The Associated Press Friday, Banco do Brasil said the ad was taken off-line after Bolsonaro spoke to the state apparatus bank president Rubem Novaes. The statement states that the director of marketing was dismissed, but did not provide any details.
The president's office declined to comment.
The ad shows that several Brazilians spend their day.
News of the ad is removed one day after Bolsonaro allegedly said that Brazil should not become a "gay paradise".