More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition demanding that the “blasphemous” series Good Omens be removed from Netflix.
The only problem is that the series is on Amazon Prime, not Netflix.
First launched by the Return to Order campaign, a religious group under the U.S. Foundation for a Christian Civilization, the petition argued that the show normalized Satanism.
Titled “Tell Netflix to cancel blasphemousGood Omens,” the petition has since been pulled down from the Return to Order website and replaced with one that accurately blames Amazon, calling the Netflix slip “an oversight by Return to Order staff.”
“This type of video makes light of Truth, Error, Good and Evil, and destroys the barriers of horror that society still has for the devil,” the petition explains.
The six-part series, based on Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 sci-fi satire novel, stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen as a demon and angel who work together to prevent the advent of the antichrist and the resulting apocalypse.
Among other complaints is that God is voiced by a woman (Frances McDormand), that there are groups of Satanic nuns chosen to raise the Antichrist, and that the Antichrist is portrayed as a “normal kid.”
The website also referred to the series as a mockery of religion as it depicts “God as a tyrant and the Devil as being good.”
“In the ned, this is a denial of Good and Evil; morality and natural law do not exist, just humanitarianism and an ultimately useless creed,” the petition states.
In a hilarious turn of events, the members of the Christian group concluded the petition by calling on Netflix to cancel a show that isn’t even theirs. Way to do your research, guys.
The blunder has gone viral on Twitter since Thursday.
Netflix U.K. responded to the inadvertently viral petition in jest, promising not to make any more Good Omens episodes.
Amazon responded as well, telling Netflix that they’d cancel Netflix’s Stranger Things if Netflix cancels Amazon’s Good Omens. Seems like a fair deal to us.
One fan tweeted that if Netflix did’t cancel Amazon Prime’s show, he would boycott HBO.
Gaiman, who also adapted the book into a screenplay after Pratchett’s death, also responded bemusedly.
He then went on to respond to and retweet tweets from supportive and similarly amused fans.
Some fans shared joking anecdotes about how Gaiman’s work led them to Satanism.
It’s also worth noting that this is not the first time Return to Order have launched petitions and campaigns to combat the normalization of Satan. In April, they petitioned for Walmart to stop selling “Satanic products.” They also organized a 2018 protest against an ice cream chain called “Sweet Jesus.”