NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Fox Latin America says it has pulled and apologized for an online poll that asked who was responsible for Jesus’ death and included Jews as a possible answer.
The poll was posted on a Facebook page for National Geographic Cable TV in Latin America as part of a promotional campaign for a Christmas special on the channel, CNN reported.
“Christmas Special is coming to Nat Geo … Who do you think responsible for the death of Jesus?” the Spanish-language poll asked.
The multiple-choice possible answers were “Pontius Pilate; The Jewish People; the High Priests.”
The National Geographic Channel in Latin America had removed the poll and apologized for it Wednesday, the Simon Wiesenthal Center — a Jewish human rights organization headquartered in Los Angeles — announced.
“We sincerely apologize for the publication of a poll on our Web site that might have unintentionally given place to interpretations, opinions or expressions of intolerance that might affect the Jewish community,” Guadalupe Lucero, Fox Latin America’s vice president for corporate communications and PR, said in a statement.
The National Geographic Channel in Latin America is a member of Fox International Channels, part of News Corp.