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Brace yourselves, comic book fans. The culture wars are coming to comic book television, and Fox’s Lucifer is the next big battlefield.
One Million Moms, an organization devoted to combating “negative influences [their] children are forced to contend with” in television and other popular entertainment, launched a petition today calling for Fox to cancel the upcoming release of Lucifer, a television show adapted from Neil Gaiman‘s Vertigo Comics series of the same name.
The petition cites the use of the Lucifer character as a good guy and the use of “graphic acts of violence” and “scantily clad women” among the reasons it believes that Fox should choose not to air the show.
The petition has not gained a tremendous amount of ground since being launched, having just over 5,000 signatures at the time of this publication.
This isn’t the first time that the One Million Moms organization has tried to go toe-to-toe with the comic book world. They have previously called for boycotts of action figures which utilized the likenesses of LGBT comic book characters, and have called on Big Two comic book publishers DC Comics and Marvel Comics to completely abandon the use of LGBT characters in their stories.
Whether or not Fox will bow to the pressure from the right-wing group remains to be seen.
Lucifer is set to debut on Fox in 2016.