Christian Bale Thanks Satan for Inspiring Him in Golden Globe Acceptance Speech
Christian Bale won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film this week, and he thanked Satan for inspiring him.
The Batman Dark Knight actor accepted the Best Actor award on Monday for his role as Dick Cheney in the comedy film Vice, which came out on Christmas Day.
Bale began his acceptance speech by thanking his wife Sibi Blazic and Adam McKay, who CBN News reports is the film's writer and director.
The 44-year-old actor then went on to thank the Devil. “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” Bale said to the sound of laughter.
While many people saw this as a poor attempt at a joke, The Church of Satan praised the actor for his comment.
The group hailed Bale on Twitter writing, “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
The former Vice President’s daughter, Liz Cheney, also chimed in on the actor’s comment – although, she took the opposite stance of The Church of Satan.
According to Fox News, Representative Cheney, R-Wyo., took to Twitter the call the actor out. “Satan probably inspired him to do this, too. Christian Bale arrested for 'assault on mother and sister'| The Independent,” she wrote. She also included a link to an article written by the Independent about the actor’s 2008 arrest.
Ultimately, Bale was never charged with anything and later his sister told a reporter that Bale “verbally attacked” them, Fox News reports.
Bale has won a total of 58 awards in his more than 30 years career in Hollywood.
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