The Monster Energy drink company is denying claims that it uses satanic imagery on its cans, despite accusations featured in a YouTube video that went viral earlier this month.
The YouTube clip titled "Monster Energy drinks are the work of SATAN!!!!" features author Christine Weick and has garnered close to 7 million views as of Monday afternoon. The video makes the claim that the M used on the can represents the numbers 666 in Hebrew.
"There's a gap right here in the letter M, it's never connected," said Weick, explaining what she believes is the true meaning behind the M artwork. "So you go into Hebrew (writing). The letter vav is also the number six. Short top long tail."
She then shows how the M on the can is comprised of three separate lines or vavs with a "short top" and "long tail" that would spell out 666 when viewed side by side.
"I could just tell you that it's not true," Janet, a Monster Energy drink representative with the consumer relations deptartment (who declined to give her last name), told The Christian Post on Monday. "The M claw represents [the letter] M scratched on the can and doesn't represent anything else."
Janet also briefly discussed the meaning behind the company's branding for the can, specifically the "unleash the beast" slogan found on it that Weick says is related to the beast in the book of Revelation.
"It's just a saying," Janet asserted. "And anybody could represent it the way that they want to."
Weick further claims that the BFC found on the front of the can stands for "big [expletive] can."
Janet told CP, however, that it actually stands for "big fat can."
She explained that anything found on the can "is open to interpretation," and that Weick's claims made in the viral video are false.
Weick also made headlines Friday when she interrupted an invitation-only Islamic prayer service held at the Washington National Cathedral. She created a commotion during the service when she proclaimed the name of Jesus and told worshippers inside to stay away from American churches.
"For those that say this is a country of freedom of religion, then I say let's play fair," she said. "Let us have a Bible study in their mosque. Let me pass out the Bible tracts at their mosque instead of having the police called out on me. Why can't Franklin Graham go into the biggest mosque in Dearborn, Michigan, and hold a prayer vigil on Easter Sunday there? They will not allow it because they are not tolerant of us. They wanted nothing to do with Christianity," Weick told CP.
The service, held inside an Episcopal church, was meant to promote interfaith prayer and improve global relations between Muslims and Christians, according to its organizers. Weick decided to attend the event in order to voice her opinion on how the freedom of religion plays out in America.