A Christian group recently placed a petition demanding Netflix to remove Good Omens from its library. According to the group the show is just another step to make Satanism appear normal, light, and acceptable. Well, the problem is that the Good Omen is not a part of Netflix’s library. It’s aired by Amazon Prime.
The appeal was first reported by a leading daily, which found that a Christian organization known as the Return to Order campaign started the appeal on its website urging Netflix to remove the series, which is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s beloved satirical novel from 1990 about the apocalypse. The petition asserted the show was another blatant attempt to show Satanism as normal and acceptable. The statement even stated adding “this type of video makes light of Truth, Error, Good and Evil, and demolish the barriers of horror that society still has for the devil.”
The appeal gathered over 20,000 signatures, but seems to have been removed. It’s because the petition’s founders found that Netflix doesn’t have any say over whether Amazon decides to take down the show from its site.
Gaiman has reacted to the petition jokingly multiple times on Twitter, urging it absolutely beautiful. He even thanked people who have taken the appeal as a way to share their own stories about personal connections to Good Omens and various religions. It seems to be a pretty positive experience for Gaiman overall.
The petition is absurd, but it’s an exemplary case proving what the state of online petitions has become in 2019.
— Amazon Prime Video US (@PrimeVideo) June 20, 2019