In a video that went viral on Facebook and YouTube over the weekend, the unidentified woman recites a series of conspiracy theories about the drink. Specifically, the notion that the “M” in the “Monster” logo is really made up of a Hebrew “6,” repeated three times. Yes, that would be “666.”
“If God can use people and product, so can Satan.”
“You see these Ms everywhere.. hats, T-shirts, bumper stickers. Is there another agenda here?”
Still have doubts? She has more clues, such as claiming the line through the “o” in “Monster” is really part of a cross, which represents the Antichrist. She says that when someone drinks from a can and tilts it upside-down, the reversed cross represents witchcraft.
She also points to the “Unleash the Beast” motto on each can as well as the company’s supposed used of implied profanity in its marketing.
The Facebook clip posted by Andrew Blevins this weekend has already been viewed more than 8 million times while the YouTube version posted on Sunday racked up more 1.5 million views in less than 24 hours.
Monster has not responded to numerous people sharing the video on its Facebook page. However, when these religious claims have surfaced in the past, others, including members of the Christian community, have pointed out that the so-called “number of the beast” is not three sixes, but 666 — as in six hundred and sixty-six — which would not be represented in Hebrew by a six repeated three times.