The makers of Netflix's show Chilling Adventures of Sabrina have been sent an angry legal letter from The Satanist Temple. In the show, Sabrina Spellman attends The Academy of Unseen Arts. At the school, is a statue of goat deity Baphomet.
They claim it's a rip off of their statue.
The legal letter says...
"By way of background, my client is struggling to overcome centuries of stigma surrounding their religious symbolism.
My client has expended considerable efforts in the design and creation of their particular expression of Baphomet, the goat-headed deity represented by this monument. This statue is an original work and, until now, has been associated exclusively with The Satanic Temple all around the world. This has deep religious significance to my client’s organization."
Here's a comparison one of the Satanists tweeted out comparing the two statues.
The Satanists are demanding:
- the removal of the statue from the series
- the removal of it from any advertising
- a proper explanation of the statue's meaning and origin on the show