The Church of Satan has hailed Christian Bale’s Golden Globes victory, after the acclaimed actor thanked their spiritual leader in his acceptance speech.
Bale, who won Best Actor in a Drama at the 2019 Golden Globes for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice, said in his winning speech: “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.”
In direct response, the Church of Satan wrote: “To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan!”
To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale's own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan! https://t.co/ILuK8TFZXi
— The Church Of Satan (@ChurchofSatan) January 7, 2019
They followed up the praise by saying that “Bale’s Dark Knight era Batman is the best Batman ever.”
Although The Church were quick to praise Bale’s performance, there was resounding confusion from other Twitter users – who had seemingly forgot that the actor is actually British.
I thought Christian Bale was doing a british accent to be funny and boy was it making me mad!!
— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) January 7, 2019
I thought Christian Bale was from San Diego…. never knew he was British. pic.twitter.com/AmVIA1bTHG
— Allen Vickers (@allenvickers_) January 7, 2019
— UPROXX (@UPROXX) January 7, 2019
Bale’s victory came on a night that proved to be a resounding triumph for British talent – with Olivia Colman picking up the Best Actress gong alongside the numerous awards for Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Meanwhile, the Church of Satan made headlines last year after they successfully sued Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for featuring a monument of the horned deity Baphomet, which they had previously created.
Although details of the settlement were not revealed, the group had originally planned to seek $50 million (£38 million).
The Church Of Satan also confirmed Marilyn Manson’s role within their organisation after years of rumour and speculation.