Congressman Condemns New Animated Series LITTLE DEMON as ‘Clearly Evil’
By Movieguide® Contributor
Louisiana congressman Mike Johnson recently took to Facebook to express his displeasure at FX’s LITTLE DEMON.
Johnson wrote about watching the LSU football game and being shocked by a commercial for LITTLE DEMON that came on.
“I couldn’t get to the remote fast enough to shield my 11-year-old from the preview, and I wonder how many other children were exposed to it — and how many millions more will tune in to the new series, owned and marketed by DISNEY,” he wrote. “The trailer included dark images of Hell, demons, and satanic imagery, and an explanation that the main character is… the Antichrist(!).”
The politician’s post continued:
Disney provides this surreal description: “Thirteen years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware, but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul.”
The actress who voices Laura said in an interview, “I love that we are normalizing paganism. Laura is a pagan. She’s a witch. She’s jacked.”
Another online review explains that Chrissy discovers she’s the Antichrist “in grisly fashion, quickly reducing a gaggle of school bullies into piles of red goo in what turns out to be the first of many spectacularly gory sequences. Chrissy doesn’t seem overly concerned by the whole triple-murder thing, shrugging it off with an easy-breezy attitude that sets the tone for the rest of ‘Little Demon.’”
“Most of the show’s best moments come when it leans into its hellish premise and plumbs the depths of its own depravity. It’s likely you’ve never seen a man punch a hole in his own face before or heard the words, ‘Let’s go boil some babies while their heads are still soft’ in quite that order and, after two decades of South Park, Family Guy, and other cartoon shock merchants, an animated series finding new ways to disgust is a genuine achievement.”
WHAT IN THE WORLD?!?
I could write volumes this morning, and unpack pages of Bible verses here, but instead I’m just going to state the obvious: Please be careful. Our job as parents is to guard the hearts and minds of our kids. This culture has become alarmingly dark and desensitized and this is not a game. Disney and FX have decided to embrace and market what is clearly evil. STAY FAR FROM IT.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
LITTLE DEMON is one of many adult animated shows that have gained popularity recently.
A Movieguide® editor watched the first two episodes and offered the following commentary:
In addition to all the demonic content, the mother uses witchcraft to ward off the demons and to help her daughter in sticky situations. The Satan character has an ulterior motive in seeing his daughter regularly, once every other weekend. He wants to use her powers to rule the cosmos. Lot of false religion too (there are multiple metaphysical realms according to the Satan character), as well as “f” words, Jesus and GD profanities. Definitely the most violent cartoon I’ve ever seen, so it’s pretty extreme, especially the first episode, which is about the daughter reaching puberty. The second episode has the daughter enjoying possessing people. She tries to “do good” by helping people overcome their differences, but she becomes addicted to it and it backfires. Many lame jokes as well as the extreme content.
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