Having premiered on Prime Video just a few short days ago, Good Omens – a joint venture between Amazon and BBC Studios – has been proving itself popular. Based on a book series co-written by fantasy writer Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods), the show has resonated with a handful of existing fanbases and groups.
Of course, fans of Doctor Who have been drawn in because of star David Tennant, and the LGBTQ+ crowd has also appreciated the relationship between lead characters Crowley (Tennant) and Aziraphale (Micahel Sheen), with The Verge going so far as to refer to it as a “gay cosmic rom-com.”
However, where there’s an instance of a well-written, underrepresented group, there’s bound to be a few trolls close by, and Good Omens is no exception. Ever since its May 31st premiere, haters have been taking to social media to complain about the show’s purported gay relationship between Crowley and Aziraphale, and it seems Neil Gaiman has had enough. As noted by The Mary Sue, the legendary writer recently fired back at a troll who complained about the series’ so-called “forced diversity.”
You know, it's when people who proclaim themselves as "white supremacists" turn off Good Omens after the first few minutes, and then come on Twitter to tell me off, that I think sometimes a negative review is a marvelous and heartwarming thing. https://t.co/AwX3oclXaZ
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 2, 2019
Replying to user Ghost Minear, Neil said it’s a “marvelous and heartwarming thing” when “white supremacists” quit watching Good Omens a few minutes in and take to social media to complain about it. Needless to say, some of his fans picked up on the tweet, and plenty posted their own reactions in turn.
Something tells me this isn't the first time you've only lasted a minute.
— Devin Kelly ?️? (@DevinKelly20) June 2, 2019
— Aubrey??? (@the_con_cept) June 2, 2019
— Andrew Mountain (@twatter24) June 2, 2019
— Aziraphale plays the ukulele (@Brain_inna_Jar) June 2, 2019
It’s worth mentioning Neil Gaiman hasn’t gone so far as to say that Aziraphale and Crowley are gay – seeing as how neither are human – but he did confirm the two are in love. A few of us here at We Got This Covered thoroughly enjoyed Good Omens, but with only six episodes to watch, we’re sincerely hoping the show gets renewed for a second season (or series, for those of you across the pond).