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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Star Ross Lynch Gets Backlash for Recent Instagram with Kiernan Shipka

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People are up in arms since Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Ross Lynch, who plays Harvey Kinkle on the show, posted a latergram of himself and co-star Kiernan Shipka at the Billboard Music Awards this week.

While the photos were very PG, his caption was not. That is if you’re not an avid watcher of CAOS. His caption read along the lines of “Gave em a run for their money. Had a freakin’ blast. Praise Satan. Thanks, @bbmas.”

Thousands of followers commented, throwing heat at Ross for the inappropriate satanic reference. User @pitachips5 said, “just for saying that ugly phrase, unfollowed you satan follower.” Another user, with the handle @isabella_casal, said, “so i look at you differently now since you support the evil man himself.”

However, what many people *don’t* understand is that it’s a reference to the duo’s hit show.

On the show’s first episode ever, the first mention of this phrase is spoken by pleasant Aunt Zelda, who said, “Oh, praise Satan” in response to someone who had died. This offered a bit of shock value to the audience. (It was said again when both Aunt Zelda and Aunt Hilda learned that Sabrina was still a virgin.)

The saying “Praise Satan” (and similarly, “Hail Satan”) is repeated throughout the show, on both the first and second seasons. Many times it is used as filler words, similarly to how people say “Thank God” when something good or relieving happens to them.

While it may seem a bit alarming to read this phrase if you stumbled across Ross’s caption with no knowledge of the hit Netflix show, it’s merely a reference to the show they both star in, not anything more.

For those who aren’t bothered by the reference, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been renewed on Netflix not only for a third season, but also a fourth one. Season three should be available to stream this October, perfect timing if you’re looking forward to being a little spooked this fall! And with that, “Praise Satan!”

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