It’s just like the Christian church has been warning us all for hundreds of years: Don’t mess with Devil, Lucifer, Lord of the Pit, the cruel Morningstar, first of the fallen, prince of lies, and many others., or he’ll completely see your ass in court docket. Selection experiences that the Satanic Temple has now made good (dangerous?) on its authorized threats in opposition to Netflix’s new horror present Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, lodging a $150 million lawsuit in opposition to the collection over accusations that it ripped off one of many Church’s copyrighted artworks.
Particularly, the Temple is claiming that the Baphomet statue that options prominently in the midst of the principle corridor of the present’s magical academy set is shut sufficient to 1 that they’d constructed again in 2013, that it constitutes buying and selling on the group’s good (dangerous?) identify, in addition to mis-representing that the Temple (and Devil himself) is all about. Within the swimsuit (readable right here), the ST alleges that it spent $100,000 designing and constructing the statue, and whereas, positive, they’re all about freedom and unrestricted, stunning extra, that doesn’t imply individuals can go round ripping off their shit and buying and selling on previous Satanic panic myths. There’s branding to think about right here, individuals, and never the enjoyable, burn-y sort we usually affiliate with Outdated Scratch.
It’s price noting that the statue in query isn’t simply of a good-looking goatman ordering two coffees whereas flashing his pecs for the individuals; it additionally incorporates Temple-specific touches like the 2 little children wanting up at Mr. Tumnus in whole awe, presumably worshiping on the altar of his totally shredded abs. The Temple is looking for $50 million every on counts of copyright infringement, false designation of an unique work, and harm to enterprise status, plus calls for that the present edit out the statue from right here on out.