Thousands of people are upset about how certain religious events and concepts were portrayed in the adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens. They took to an online petition demanding that Netflix cancel the show, earning over 20,000 signatures. The only problem?
Netflix doesn’t make Good Omens, Amazon Prime does. Whoops.
The petition was started by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, and cites that the show is blasphemous due to God being voiced by a woman, having the Antichrist being a normal child, casting God as tyrannical, among others. While the petition has now been changed to reflect the correct streaming service, it also overlooks the fact that Good Omens won’t be getting a second season as it is a mini-series. Though there might be a sequel to the book, according to Neil Gaiman.
But hey, Netflix was more than happy to oblige them, tweeting:
Kind of funny this same group hasn’t come out against Lucifer, a show which Netflix does now own and has a very positive portrayal of Satan. Maybe it was too obvious a move? Or maybe they’ll call on Hulu to do it, see if that gets any traction.
Fans have been having a good laugh about it throughout — one need only look at the replies on both of those tweets to see the excellent use of gifs and memes throwing shade at the overzealous yet not very observant group.
You can watch Good Omens now (and for the foreseeable future) on Amazon Prime.