Orange Is The New Black fans are freaking out after an article appeared on the net claiming that the popular Netflix series is being canceled.
The report was published on a satirical news website.
“In a bizarre turn of events, and just months after renewing the series for a third season, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings has announced that the critically-acclaimed series ‘Orange is the New Black’ has been cancelled,” the hoax says.
According to a disclaimer on its website, Empire News is fake.
“Empire News is a satirical and entertainment website. We only use invented names in all our stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental,” it reads.
A number of people apparently believed the fake report.
“If you want to make a profound point, I suggest canceling your Netflix subscriptions. Boycott the company until an apology to women is made and the show is brought back. Its time for women to realize the power they hold. Together, we can accomplish anything,” one person wrote on Facebook. source
A few other users heavily criticized Hastings after apparently believing the article.
The show was renewed for a third season months ago and it garnered 12 Emmy Award nods.