The stupid, it burns: More than 20,000 ignorant Christians have signed a petition demanding Netflix cancel the program “Good Omens.” The only problem: “Good Omens” is an Amazon series, and Netflix has nothing to do with it.
Adding insult to injury, the series is already completed. It was a limited series based on the book, and so there is no series to cancel. It’s already made and done.
The Guardian reports:
More than 20,000 Christians have signed a petition calling for the cancellation of Good Omens, the television series adapted from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 fantasy novel – unfortunately addressing their petition to Netflix when the series is made by Amazon Prime.
The six-part series was released last month, starring David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, who collaborate to prevent the coming of the antichrist and an imminent apocalypse.
The petition, sponsored by a Christian group called Return to Order, and titled “Tell Netflix: Cancel Blasphemous ‘Good Omens’ Series,” claims that the series is “a mockery of God’s order and religion,” and expresses anger that “an angel and demon are good friends,”and that “God is voiced by a woman.” In addition, the petition complains that “he Antichrist…is portrayed as a normal kid that has special powers.”
The petition complains about the attempt “to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable,” and concludes with a demand to “Stop promoting evil!”
In an attempt at damage control, the petition has since been deleted by the Christian-led Return to Order campaign.
Commenting on the petition via Twitter, author Neil Gaiman noted:
I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get #GoodOmens cancelled. Says it all really.
“Good Omens” is an adaptation of the 1990 comic fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett, and is a six-episode miniseries on Amazon Prime. The show stars David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale.
Bottom line: More than 20,000 ignorant Christians signed a petition demanding Netflix cancel Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s program “Good Omens.” The only problem: “Good Omens” is an Amazon series, and Netflix has nothing to do with it.