20,000 people petitioning Netflix to cancel Good Omens don't realise it airs on Amazon Prime
Thousands of christians are petitioning for Netflix to cancel the Good Omens series. But there's just one small problem: the show started airing on Amazon Prime last month.
The six-parts series, which was adapted from a 1990 fantasy novel, follows an angel and a demon who team up to prevent the coming of satan and the end of the world.
But some fear the show normalises satanism. The US Foundation for a Christian Civilisation started the Return to Order campaign to cancel the series all together because of how it presents satanists as normal and good. The petition website says Good Omens mocks God's wisdom in these ways:
- "An angel and demon are good friends, and are meant to be earth's ambassadors for Good and Evil respectively.
- This pair tries to stop the coming of the Antichrist because they are comfortable and like the earth so much.
- God is voiced by a woman.
- The Antichrist, who will oppose the Kingdom of God, is portrayed as a normal kid that has special powers and a mission to destroy the world which he doesn't really want to do.
- There are groups of Satanic 'nuns' that are chosen to raise the Antichrist.
- The four riders of the Apocalypse, God's means of punishing sinful earth, are portrayed as a group of bikers."
Though Good Omens has been on Amazon Prime for a month, the website still has not changed its petition against Netflix, the wrong streaming service.
Several online reactions encourage those who are in-the-know to not let the organisation in on their mistake. Neil Gaiman, one of the co-authors of the Good Omens novel, tweeted in response to a post sharing the petition: "This is so beautiful … Promise me you won’t tell them?"
Writer and director James Moran added: "OMG, just checked Netflix, it’s like Good Omens was never even there! These are powerful forces at work."
Here's hoping that the internet can keep a secret ... shhhhhhhhh!