If you’ve been wondering what The Satanic Temple and The Church of Satan think about Netflix’s Satan-heavy new series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,“ both organizations have issued comments through social media this week. We begin with The Satanic Temple, a Salem, Massachusetts-based organization that is none too happy about the show.
Lucien Greaves, the co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple, took to Twitter to make it clear that the Temple is taking legal action against Netflix over the statue of the “Dark Lord” that’s on display in the show’s fictional Academy of Unseen Arts, the design of which, Greaves says, was stolen from The Satanic Temple’s Baphomet statue.
“Yes, we are taking legal action regarding
#TheChillingAdventuresofSabrina appropriating our copyrighted monument design to promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction,” Greaves tweeted. “I’m amazed that anybody is confused as to why we would seek legal remedy over Sabrina using our monument. Would they be as understanding of a fictional show that used a real mosque as the HQ of a terrorist cell? A fictional Blood Libel tale implicating real world Jews?”
Subsequently, Greaves tweeted out a photo that puts the show’s Dark Lord statue side-by-side with the Temple’s Baphomet statue (below), highlighting the similarities between the two. Greaves hopes, he noted, that Netflix will digitally remove the statue from the show.
“I want them to take it out,” he explained, “It looks like it’s a CGI facsimile to begin with. I don’t know how much work that takes, but I simply refuse to have our monument used in this way in perpetuity. I don’t want our monument to be associated with this.”
As for The Church of Satan, they haven’t yet released any official statements about the show and its contents, but they did tweet out some thoughts on “Chilling Adventures” this week…
“Some of our members are watching it and as might be expected, some enjoy it and others find it not to their tastes. The shows depicts a fictional Devil worship organization, and witches who are not neo-pagans, so mileage varies amongst our folks who care enough to view it. We aren’t a collective, but a varied cabal of individuals. To each his own!“ Via BloodyDisgusting
For purposes of comparison... pic.twitter.com/AZJvmq1Cks— Lucien Greaves (@LucienGreaves) October 30, 2018