The Devil Working Overtime? Netflix’s Instagram Posts Image Reading “Praise Satan,” Satanic Temple Billboards Erected Claiming “Abortions Save Lives”
Satan has been busy throughout 2020—and it appears he is not letting up.
Netflix recently received major backlash over a reference to Satan in one of their Instagram posts. The streaming giant posted a series of images intended to advertise their new “LGBTQ comedy” movie called “The Prom,” which is about “a group of down-on-their-luck Broadway stars [who] shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who just wants to attend prom with her girlfriend.”
Some of the depicted phrases in the post included “Tis I” and “Cobra Kai Never Dies,” which were made on ZazzGenerator.com. The caption of the post read: “ok i gave it some zazz… your turn —> zazzgenerator.com” [sic]. One of those images, however, read “Praise Satan.”
Twitter user @realHirsty took both a screenshot and video to prove the veracity of the post:
After widespread condemnation of the image, Netflix subsequently deleted the entire post.
And in other devil-related news, a “religious group” called The Satanic Temple has advertised their “religious abortion ritual” on billboards in Texas and Florida.
“Abortions save lives! Our religious abortion ritual averts many state restrictions,” the billboards read.
The Satanic Temple says the billboards are part of an effort to inform its members that they can undergo “first-trimester abortions upon demand in states that have enacted the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).” One of their key tenets is an unshakeable belief in bodily autonomy, so they regard all abortion restrictions as violating their religious freedom.
“We want our members to know that performing our religious abortion ritual means they do not have to fulfill regulations that require them to violate their religious beliefs when they have decided to terminate their pregnancy,” said Sydney Goodwin, spokeswoman for The Satanic Temple’s so-called “reproductive rights campaigns,” per the Houston Chronicle.
Shockingly enough, The Satanic Temple is tax-exempt because the IRS has deemed them to be a “church.”