Netflix: Viewers react angrily to the documentary showing Alexander the Great kissing Hephaestion - "There's no historical evidence"

Alexander: The Making of a God

The streaming platform claims that Hephaestion was not just a close friend, but perhaps a great love of Alexander the Great

The documentary "Alexander: The Making of a God," which explores the life of Alexander the Great, started airing on Netflix on January 31. However, the fact that the great military figure of antiquity is presented as homosexual has caused many negative reactions.

The streaming service states in the summary of the documentary that through interviews and with experts and immersive re-enactments, the unique life of Alexander the Great and his desire to conquer the world is revealed.

Nonetheless, the scene garnering negative comments on social media is in the first 10 minutes of the opening episode of the series, where the Macedonian king, after a fight with Hephaestion, kisses his friend on the mouth and body, and they exchange some tender caresses, with Ptolemy looking at them.

In the documentary's narrative, Hephaestion is presented as a beloved companion and the greatest love of Alexander. Netflix specifically mentions the relationship between the two men.

There was a lot of backlash though, with many taking to social media to express their opposition, claiming that there was no historical evidence to prove that Alexander the Great was gay.

Also, there are many who accuse Netflix of propaganda and commercialisation of homosexuality.

Check out some of the reactions:

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