Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens is a darkly comical television series based on the novel of the same name. It tells the story of an angel and a demon teaming up to prevent the apocalypse. The book was adapted into a six-part miniseries and was met with positive reviews upon release. However, not everyone has responded to the series so warmly, and some are going so far as to try and cancel it all together.
American Christian group Return To Order, a campaign centered around a book of the same name by John Horvat II, has started a petition to cancel Good Omens on the grounds that it is “another step to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable.”
Among the complaints about the series are that God is voiced by a woman (Frances McDormand), the Antichrist is portrayed as a child and that the angel & demon are portrayed as friends instead of enemies.
There’s just one problem: the petition calls for Netflix to cancel the series, but it’s only available on Amazon Prime. This little oversight didn’t escape the eye of Neil Gaiman, who responded on Twitter in the best way possible.
This is so beautiful… Promise me you won’t tell them? https://t.co/thYTOG7GBE
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 19, 2019
As of right now, the petition has garnered a little over 20,000 signatures. Do you think the makers of the petition will correct their mistake?
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