Amazon Prime Video has taken a dangerous step into the darkness with its new animated series Hazbin Hotel, which was released on Friday. This wicked cartoon portrays Lucifer (Satan) and demons as the “heroes” and angels (elders) in heaven as the “bad guys.”
The show’s premise is that Charlie, Lucifer’s daughter with a she-demon, wants to save hell’s residents from extermination by the elders through rehabilitating them at her Hazbin Hotel, where they can learn to act better and hopefully move from hell to heaven. Her first resident is a former adult entertainer; he discusses p*rn numerous times and uses vulgar s*xual references.
Hell is a dark, miserable place, but Charlie, bubbly and optimistic like a Disney princess, sings and dances her way down the streets of hell during her song “Happy Day in Hell,” where we see (among other disgusting scenes) cannibalism on the sidewalk and briefly witness a s*xual encounter.
Foul language is pervasive throughout the show; the trailer alone includes the s-word and – even more shocking – the f-word … five times.
God is never mentioned, adding more misdirection for those who are spiritually confused. Angels are demonic-looking creatures with halos and horns. These “elders of heaven” (led by former-human-turned-angel, Adam) are not only vindictive and cruel, but they are even more foul-mouthed than the demons!
This series will attract children because of the animation, but it is far from kid friendly. It will confuse not only children but adults as well, as it distorts what the Bible teaches about the reality of hell and its finality. It will also mislead viewers to think that God does not give every soul the opportunity to repent from their sins, which is in opposition to 2 Peter 3:9, which tells us that God does not want any to perish but for all to come to repentance.