The Satanic Temple is suing Netflix over 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's' use of Baphomet

The temple's co-founder Lucien Greaves took to Twitter and released a statement saying they were taking legal action.


                            The Satanic Temple is suing Netflix over 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's' use of Baphomet

The Satanic Temple is reportedly upset and is taking legal action against Netflix's 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' claiming that the show's use of a Baphomet statue is similar to their own and that the series was promoting their own version of “asinine Satanic Panic fiction."



 

The temple's co-founder Lucien Greaves took to Twitter and released a statement, saying they were taking legal action not only because the show used their “copyrighted monument design” of a statue of Baphomet, a goat-headed figure that is most often associated with Satan, but which has also been appropriated by the show’s creators to “promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction.”

If you are someone who has watched the show, you would have noticed that it sits right in the middle of the witchcraft school, the Academy of Unseen Arts, where Sabrina, a half-witch, is enrolled. Over there the Satanic character is referred to as "Dark Lord" and he becomes the rival of Sabrina. 



 

Netflix's 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' which was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is based on the series of Archie Comics with the same name.

The Satanic Temple has now taken offense with the series's use of their God and its depiction of Satanism, which the temple said it doesn't agree with it. 



 

According to News.com.au, the co-founder is really upset because he spent around a year and more than $US100,000 to design the temple’s version of Baphomet. He says has his design has “been directly copied for use to portray a cannibalistic cult” in Sabrina.

There were mixed reactions on Twitter to the legal warning, with some saying it was none of the temple's business while others saying they had a valid case. 



 



 

But some users, on the other hand, supported his move and said the statue did bear a striking resemblance.