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|Born||Rafael Bastos Hocsman
December 5, 1976
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Rafael Bastos Hocsman, better known as Rafinha Bastos (born December 5, 1976) is a Jewish Brazilian comedian, actor, journalist and television personality.
In CQC's September 19, 2011 live broadcast, Bastos made an allegedly dark humor joke about singer Wanessa; when Marcelo Tas, the show's main host, remarked how beautiful the singer looked pregnant, Bastos replied: "Muito. Comeria ela e o bebê." ("Absolutely. I'd do her and the baby"). The joke caused controversy among audiences and was taken with severe criticism. Following the next broadcast on September 26, Bastos was suspended from the show. He was rumoured to have asked his resignation on his contract, but the fact was not confirmed. On October 13, Wanessa and her husband Marcus Buaiz sued Bastos for R$100,000 claiming personal injury.
Currently, Rafinha works in stand-up comedy and regularly posts to YouTube.
- Official Site (In Portuguese)
- (Portuguese) Rafinha Bastos on Twitter
- (English) Rafinha Bastos on Twitter
- (English) Rafinha Bastos at the Internet Movie Database
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