"Hey @netflix, we'll cancel Stranger Things if you cancel Good Omens."
And the rival streaming services got in on the fun on Thursday as they both hilariously trolled the cockeyed petition.
More than 20,000 people had signed the petition before the authors realized their mistake and switched the name of the studio, but it was too late to stop the avalanche of mockery online — best of all from Netflix and Amazon themselves.
ok we promise not to make any more https://t.co/TRPux36kcX— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) June 20, 2019
"ok we promise not to make any more," Netflix UK & Ireland vowed in a tweet. Amazon's response: "Hey @netflix, we'll cancel Stranger Things if you cancel Good Omens."
The original petition took umbrage with the fact that "Netflix" had portrayed God as a tyrant and devils as being good.
"This is a mockery of God's order and religion, and makes Good and Evil seem equal and interchangeable," it complained. "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. I urge you to pull this series at once. Stop promoting evil!"
The show's creator and author Neil Gaiman found the debacle as funny as everyone else: "This is so beautiful..." he tweeted with a pic of the petition. "Promise me you won't tell them?"
This is so beautiful... Promise me you won't tell them? https://t.co/thYTOG7GBE— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 19, 2019
The miniseries stars David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, two friends who like living on Earth so much they attempt to stop the coming of the Antichrist, and with it Armageddon. Benedict Cumberbatch provides the voice of Satan, while Frances McDormand voices God.
In its breakdown of what they see as the show's most offensive points, the petition claimed "God's wisdom" was mocked by the fact that "there are a groups of Satanic 'nuns' that are chosen to raise the Antichrist", and that "the four riders of the Apocalypse, God's means of punishing sinful earth, are portrayed as a group of bikers."
The group was also appalled by the fact "God is voiced by a woman."
"In the end, this 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 authors pleaded. "Please sign our petition, telling Netflix that we will not stand silent as they destroy the barriers of horror we still have for evil."