The show might be all about halloween, but the nightmares just got real for makers of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
It hasn’t been long since reboot of Sabrina landed on Netflix, and it has already caught much attention, both for good and bad.
The Satanic Temple activist group filed a lawsuit claiming show-makers have copied the design of their goat deity (Baphomet) statue in their programme.
Yes, we are taking legal action regarding #TheChillingAdventuresofSabrina appropriating our copyrighted monument design to promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction.
— Lucien Greaves (@LucienGreaves) October 29, 2018
Both production companies, Netflix and Warner Bros, have declined to comment on the matter.
For purposes of comparison… pic.twitter.com/AZJvmq1Cks
— Lucien Greaves (@LucienGreaves) October 30, 2018
Cofounder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple Lucien Greaves posted a tweet to compare the levels of similarities between the statue used in four episodes of the programme to that of their deity.
This move has launched a debate on twitter, where opinions range from hurt over the stolen artwork rights, to defence of the show’s authenticity considering its fictional status, and has even emboiled religion into the whole mess.
I’m enjoying #TheChillingAdventuresofSabrina but must admit the blatant #copyrightinfringment regarding @thesatanictemple @LucienGreaves #baphomet did leave a bad taste in my mouth see https://t.co/7ZgR4q9C74 for more
— Satanic Mojo (@SatanicMojo) November 1, 2018
So Satanists, who are atheists (& very religious people), stole the concepts of Satan, Church, Temple, Bible, etc., FROM the Bible (God's Word) & are now upset that supposedly people steal from them? The devil always tries to counterfeit what God has done https://t.co/SYNueK94lq
— Ken Ham (@aigkenham) November 1, 2018
Watch the show on Netflix now.
Words: Meghna Agarwal | Subbing: Claire Chung