A very confused religious organization is asking Netflix to cancel an Amazon original series. More than 20,000 people signed a petition launched by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property to cancel Good Omens, and somehow none of those people noticed that it was directed at the wrong streaming service.
The Christian organization, which is typically referred to as the American FTP, launched the petition on a religious website called ‘Return to Order.’ More than 20,000 people had signed the petition by the time it went viral over its glaring mistake — Netflix, of course, has nothing to do with and no control over an Amazon original series.
It appears the petition has been taken offline; only a signatures progress bar remains showing around 50-percent of the goal having been met before someone pulled it. Anyone familiar with Good Omens likely isn’t surprised that a religious organization is targeting the show. The Amazon original is a six-part adaption of the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett book by the same name.
The adaption is one part comedy, one part drama, centering itself around the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley as they team up to block the Antichrist’s Apocalypse plans. The Christian organization called the show a mockery of ‘God’s wisdom,’ also claiming it is ‘another step to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable.’
If the people behind the petition had done any research, two facts would have been readily apparent: the series isn’t from Netflix, and also the show is merely a six-part adaption, meaning it can’t be cancelled because there’s nothing else planned.