According to a representative at Monster, as reported by Vincent Funaro of the Christian Post, no - nothing satanic intended or implied.
Then there's the "cross" in the name "Monster" -
Now again, with the "cross" highlighted:
OK, so we've got a stretch at 666, a cross how about reference to "the Beast?" Well, yes, we have that too...
In one of their ads, after drinking a can - the person's eyes take on a rather evil, or at least scary, look:
The flurry started from a Youtube video, which has gone viral:
I also found another video. The one going viral of Ms. Weick has nearly 8 million hits, as of the time I'm publishing this article - and that video has been online for about a month. Another one I found is about 3 years old, with much of the same information, though not all, from Ms. Weick's presentation:
Personally, I shy away from all those "energy drinks" as they are full of sugar and/or caffeine and other ingredients not recommended for those watching their blood pressure and/or weight. Does this give us even more reason to avoid such drinks and especially "Monster?" I think too much hype is being made about this, and for a few reasons:
1) Our secular society LIKES things which are evil or scary! With all the zombie and other horror movies, some of which are blatantly evil and/or demonic - is it any wonder a commercial product would tap into this "monster" mania?The bottom line is, these drinks are NOT good for you! They should be avoided! If the counter-Christian message helps you stay away from them, GOOD!
2) People selling product know what they're doing - and there are no "mistakes" in what we've been discussing.
3) The more Christians hype this sort of thing, the more attention is being brought to the products. The makers of Monster are crying (or laughing) all the way to the bank. (And I've just added some more "free" advertising for them here too now!)
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