Satanists Slam Netflix With Lawsuit Over 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'

Postado Novembro 11, 2018

A group of Satanists is suing Netflix and Warner Bros for 50 million USA dollars (£38 million) over the depiction of a goat-headed statue in one their television shows.

As we noted in our review, Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a devilishly good time, but it turns out some did not see it that way, precisely because of the devil.

Both the Netflix statue and the TST statue feature a goat's head atop an athletic-looking male human who's seated with a boy and a girl on either side of him.

In 2015, the Satanic Temple pushed to install a bronze statue of Baphomet - hooves, horns and all - to counter a Ten Commandments display at the Oklahoma Capitol (the state Supreme Court later outlawed the Ten Commandments display from appearing there).

The statue design, called the "TST Baphomet with Children" in the complaint, is called a "unique expression of an idea" that was "misappropriated" by the "highly sophisticated media production and distribution companies" behind Sabrina.

It adds the Satanic Temple created its depiction of Baphomet in part "to promote First Amendment values of separation of church and state and equal protection". The real Satanists, it argues, did not deserve being associated with the show's antagonists, who "engage in cannibalism and forced-worship of a patriarchal deity". While the organization says that the issue isn't the show's misrepresentation of Satanism, but the show's appropriation - co-founder Lucien Greaves alleges - of a monument designed and commissioned by the Temple.

"The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" is a supernatural show produced by Netflix.

According to its website, the Satanic Temple aims to "encourage benevolence and empathy among all people".

Neither Netflix or Warner Bros have commented on the lawsuit.