The Office And FRIENDS Are Probably Leaving Netflix And People Are Threatening To Cancel Their Accounts
The Wall Street Journal has reported that NBC Universal does not plan to renew the licenses that allow Netflix to stream fan-favourites "FRIENDS" and "The Office" so that the network can feature them on its own forthcoming streaming platform.
Naturally, Netflix subscribers are upset.
The two shows are some of the most watched on Netflix. Last year, the streaming giant committed to a deal in which it will pay $100 million to keep "FRIENDS" for another year — all to appease fans of the show.
Though Netflix says it will stream "The Office" through 2021, subscribers have taken to Twitter to express their dismay — and fury — at the prospect of it leaving. Some are even throwing "FRIENDS" under the bus in order to save the comedy that inaugurated the "Golden Age of Television."
Below are just 20 of the most hilarious reactions.
TL;DR Netflix will lose rights to stream "FRIENDS" and "The Office" by 2021. Fans of the show are not happy about that.
People are clearly prepared to take radical action.
IF YOU TAKE THE OFFICE OFF NETFLIX I SWEAR TO GOD @netflix https://t.co/FVrJ9LMyQo— em❄️ (@em❄️)1556151626.0
The office is going to be off Netflix... that’s what happens when you overpay to keep Friends 🙄🙄🙄— Sticky Steve (@Sticky Steve)1556214326.0
If @netflix removes The Office but spent a stupid amount of money to keep Friends, we are gonna fight.… https://t.co/bZ3eAC450j— Melissa⚡ (@Melissa⚡)1556213793.0
This may become a core issue in the 2020 U.S. presidential campaigns.
Netflix about to get rid of The Office? https://t.co/03xFGSDnRG— Emmanuel (@Emmanuel)1556142338.0
$NFLX is dropping the Office and Friends? @netflix https://t.co/DD1cL27HJt— YODO (@YODO)1556210291.0
As you can see, there were many threats of violence.
@netflix so I heard the office is getting cut? https://t.co/ZeSzDOlwSL— domdomino (@domdomino)1556215499.0
if the office gets taken off netflix i will actually riot— ray 🦋✨ (@ray 🦋✨)1556214464.0
Where are all these rioters when the Trump administration threatens Americans' human rights??
If they remove @theofficenbc from Netflix I just might die .... https://t.co/MhQmPKgH7l— tan • YUH (@tan • YUH)1556214110.0
Not to be dramatic but if The Office gets taken off of Netflix I have no reason to live 🤷🏽♀️— T🦋 (@T🦋)1556212723.0
Every time someone mentions The Office potentially leaving Netflix. https://t.co/Dc3et5TsTg— Amadeus Gonzalez (@Amadeus Gonzalez)1556212347.0
Alright you guys we saved #friends now it’s time to rally and save #TheOffice @netflix we will riot of you get ri… https://t.co/KoWfJXG1er— Lisa Zornes (@Lisa Zornes)1556208465.0
The threat to unsubscribe is everywhere.
@netflix if you think ppl freaked over Friends, just WAIT till you take down the office!!!!! Say goodbye to my memb… https://t.co/XgUsmYoy91— ally 🦋 (@ally 🦋)1556202092.0
If Netflix takes away The Office I’m boycotting and I’m fighting👊🏾periodtt https://t.co/Sugwqgu31Y— Sada Baby😌💚 (@Sada Baby😌💚)1556155831.0
No one: Aurora when she finds out the office might be off of netflix: https://t.co/qzSkmAme0Z— Sam (@Sam)1556210196.0
It was a day of mourning.
Stay tuned for more Netflix news.