Conservatives rage after Christian Bale thanks Satan in his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes for winning a best actor award for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice.”
During his acceptance speech for Best Actor in in a Musical or Comedy, Bale enraged conservatives by thanking Satan for giving him the inspiration to play former Vice President Dick Cheney.
In his acceptance speech Bale said:
Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.
In his speech Bale also noted that Cheney was “absolutely charisma-free and reviled by everybody.”
(Watch the entire acceptance speech below – remark thanking Satan is at about the 1:11 mark)
As one might imagine, many conservatives were angry at Bale for invoking Satan, even though the remark was obviously a light-hearted jest not to be taken seriously.
For example, Cheney’s daughter, Congresswoman Liz Cheney, tweeted her anger by linking to an article about Bale’s 2008 alleged assault against family members. In her tweet the angry conservative declared:
Satan probably inspired him to do this, too.
Satan probably inspired him to do this, too. Christian Bale arrested for ‘assault on mother and sister’| The Independent. https://t.co/kesnNno9Zv
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) January 7, 2019
In addition to Cheney’s daughter, other conservatives also vented their rage via Twitter:
Turned on Golden Globes for 2 minutes & Christian Bale just thanked satan for inspiration in his role playing Dick Cheney. Really????? pic.twitter.com/X7wiKo6Yxx
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) January 7, 2019
I truly believe Satan controls the entertainment industry and if you want to become an absolute megastar you have to sell your soul literally.— ��Ryan��#MAGA (@soulprovider915) January 7, 2019
Christian Bale shows low class- earns Golden Globe, yet bashes former VP Dick Cheney, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Golden Globes speechhttps://t.co/9ZN31gEodG
— Plato’s Republic (@realDrNick) January 7, 2019
Christian Bale compares Dick Cheney to Satan, and we’re supposed to take everything these people say about Donald Trump seriously. No credibility.
— David L. Bahnsen (@DavidBahnsen) January 7, 2019
However, not everybody was angry with Bale. The Church of Satan responded with their own tweet, declaring:
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
Bottom line: Conservatives are angry after Christian Bale thanks Satan in his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes for winning best actor in a motion picture for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney.