Netflix is gaining a reputation for being the Grim Reaper of streaming, as the service has canceled a lot of fan-favorite shows in 2019. One cancellation in particular (the sci-fi drama series The OA) has sparked a major backlash from Netflix users, and those protests are about to enter a whole new phase.
It seems that Netflix users are going from protesting in the streets to make their protest efforts felt through a social media movement. The hashtag "#cancelnetflix" has now sprung up, as protesters are trying to gain steam with their objections:
#SaveTheOA TOMORROWS THE DAY WE #CANCELNETFLIX!!! THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER NETWORKS THAT ACTUALLY VALUE THEIR VIEWERS AND SHOWS! @netflix #SaveTheOA #renewTheOa #TheOAIsreal #WatchTheOA pic.twitter.com/kUwmwMHx6v— destiny☽ save The OA (@theOAagenda) September 9, 2019
Today, Tuesday, September 10th is the anointed day that these protesters are rallying behind for their #CancelNetflix momvement. As you may guess, at the time of writing this, there's little to no sign that Netflix is under any actual threat of being "canceled" at all.
Regardless, while the desire to knock Netflix down may not be widespread, those are feeling some kind o way about it are definitely passionate in their anger. See below:
I've been with Netflix ever since the DVDs came in the mail. I've never considered canceling. I've never even let my account lapse. Not even once. Today is the end of an era. We had a good run. 💔 #CancelNetflix #SaveTheOA— Kayla Evans (@reese_14063) September 10, 2019
...Of course, even when the protesers are showing the utmost resolve, more than a few of them seem to be bluffing about just how far they're willing ot take this standoff with Netflix:
I cancelled! 🎉
This was the highlight of my day 🥳
I hope they'll give us a reason to resubscribe though - it's not too late @netflix! Just do what you promised, don't leave stories unfinished. Or release @The_OA #Sense8 #CancelNetflix 🚨 pic.twitter.com/xaoGD2KqQN— Save The OA ☆彡 (@Astro_Newsflash) September 10, 2019
For the record, here are all of the Netflix series that we lost in 2019:
- Marvel's The Punisher
- Marvel's Jessica Jones
- The OA
- Designated Survivor
- Tuca & Bertie
- She's Gotta Have It
- Santa Clarita Diet
- One Day At A Time
- Friends From College
Netflix is still alive and streaming... for now.