An American Christian group called Return to Order had a petition of over 20,000 people to get Netflix to cancel an upcoming show Good Omens because they found it blasphemous! It turns out Return to Order should be called Return to Sender because they sent their petition to the wrong place. Good Omens is produced by Amazon not Netflix. I love this so hard, because it would’ve taken a 4-second Google search to find out the most important detail: who makes that ungodly work of unholiness. Maybe it’s an omen that god doesn’t care about this silly petition and they should focus on real problems like sick children or Lindsay Lohan getting her reality show back.
According to The Drum;
US Christian group, Return to Order, spearheaded the backlash with a disorganized petition calling on Netflix to scrap the show, having taken issue with the fact that God was voiced by a woman and the depiction of an angel and demon, played by Michael Sheen and David Tennant, as friends.
The streaming service mix-up saw Netflix petitioned by 20,000 people angered at the production of the fantasy adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel, which they accused of ‘making a mockery of God’s order and religion’ with its religious overtones.
I love that they say it’s making a mockery of God’s order and they can’t even figure out who to send it to. Also, how did 20,000 people miss this? I bet even the psychotic messes of the West Baptist Church wouldn’t sign this petition at this point. Though hopefully it’s also because Meghan Phelps is too busy working on new music.
Netflix did not miss the opportunity to have some fun with the petition:
ok we promise not to make any more https://t.co/TRPux36kcX
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 20, 2019
Amazon seems to be taking the mix up and the petition in stride. As they had their own response.
— Amazon Prime Video US (@PrimeVideo) June 20, 2019
I’m not sure who was in charge of this petition or how many eyes it had to go through before they realized their mistake but presumably it was a lot. Which is a sign that we have too many damn petitions about TV shows. First, we had one because people didn’t like the Game of Thrones ending, and now this. People know that they can just NOT watch the show, right? Or just, you know, move on. I mean, when Judge Judy drastically changed her hairstyle OUT OF NO WHERE, I was shook up and confused, but I didn’t ask 20,000 people to sign a petition to switch it back. Well, not yet, we’ll see if it grows on me.
Pic: Amazon Studios