Netflix promises not to make any more of Amazon’s Good Omens following hilarious response to petition
Netflix jokingly promised “not to make any more” episodes of “Good Omens,” a show that streams on Amazon Prime, after thousands of people mistakenly signed onto a Christian petition asking the network to drop the program.
“Ok we promise not to make any more,” the company said in a tweet from its UK account that also featured an article about the petition.
Amazon Prime also joined in on the fun on Twitter, telling Netflix in another post: “Hey @netflix, we’ll cancel Stranger Things if you cancel Good Omens.”
The petition in question sought to have “Good Omens,” which tells the story of a demon and an angel who team up to defeat the Antichrist and prevent the apocalypse, removed from Netflix.
The effort is being led by the Return to Order campaign, which operates under The Foundation for a Christian Civilization group.
In its petition, the group listed a number of ways in which it believes the series “presents devils and Satanists as normal and even good, where they merely have a different way of being, and mocks God’s wisdom.”ADVERTISEMENT
“An angel and demon are good friends, and are meant to be earth’s ambassadors for Good and Evil respectively,” the group says, adding: “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 group continues. “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.”
It then goes on to conclude in the petition that the show “in the end” is a “denial of Good and Evil: morality and natural law do not exist, just humanitarianism and an ultimately useless creed.”
“This is another step to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable. We must show our rejection,” the group adds. “Please sign our petition, telling Netflix that we will not stand silent as they destroy the barriers of horror we still have for evil.”