Billionaire Elon Musk's MAGA Christian fans reacted negatively after he attended Heidi Klum's annual Halloween bash while wearing what they've described as a "satanic" costume.
Musk wore a red and black samurai-style outfit complete with Baphomet heads and inverted crosses that is listed online as “Devil’s Champion-Leather Armor.”
The costume reportedly cost $7,500 and Musk posted photos to Twitter—which he recently acquired—of himself posing while wearing it.
The costume has a goat's head emblazoned on its front, which–along with the inverted crosses–is a classic Satanist symbol that also features in numerous occult traditions.
Baphomet—or the Sabbatic Goat—is a deity allegedly worshipped by the Knights Templar that subsequently became incorporated into various occult and Western esoteric traditions. Baphomet is a symbol of balance, representing the goal of perfect social order.
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But many of Musk's Evangelical Christian followers were upset by his costume choice and openly attacked him for his overt display of what at least one person referred to as "antichrist imagery."
The costume also drew the ire of Anthony Scott, an opinion writer for the far-right conspiracy theory website The Gateway Pundit. Scott questioned whether Musk—who took the helm at Twitter after months of decrying its content moderation policies and what he perceives as its attacks against free speech—had pushed an unnecessary limit.
“Musk’s take on free speech should be celebrated but as of right now it’s quite fair to question why the world’s richest man, who is also a major U.S. Defense contractor (SpaceX) and is the owner of Neural Link a company attempting to hook the human brain up to computers is wearing the Baphomet coupled with inverted crosses as if its a badge of honor."
Musk's costume wasn't the only costume worn by a celebrity to make headlines.
Klum herself stunned attendees when she arrived to her party dressed as a giant earthworm, the final product of a process she'd spent documenting on Instagram.
Meanwhile, musician Janelle Monae attended a separate event dressed as Diva Plavalaguna—complete with blue skin and head-to-toe tentacles—from the 1997 cult classic The Fifth Element.