In the school cafeteria that is life, Jeff Bezos would be the rich “uncool” kid that everyone loves to pick on. Just a few months ago, a petition to have Bezos eat the Mona Lisa was making the rounds on social media. You read that correctly; people wanted Bezos to eat the iconic Leonardo da Vinci painting.
But mankind‘s disdain for the Amazon CEO appears to have reached new atmospheric heights, as 180 000 human beings came together to sign a petition to stop Bezos from returning to Earth.
Along with Amazon, the billionaire is also the founder of the space exploration firm Blue Origin. On June 7, Bezos announced that he and his brother, Mark Bezos, would be blasting off into space aboard the company’s New Shepard rocket with the launch having taken place on Tuesday, July 20, reports Business Insider.
While it’s certainly a historic moment for those looking to the stars and wanting to explore space without needing to be an astronaut, the internet just wasn’t having any of it. The minute the announcement was made, two petitions were launched to try and have Bezos live in space forever!
It may sound like the plot to your favourite cheesy Sci-Fi novel, but 180 000 people are pretty serious about it and have signed a Change.org petition titled “Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth.”
The reason? “Billionaires should not exist… on earth, or in space, but should they decide the latter, they should stay there,” read the petition description.
The second petition didn’t mince words when it came to describing the reason as to why they didn’t want Bezos to return to Earth. Titled “Petition To Not Allow Jeff Bezos Re-Entry To Earth, states that Bezos is “an evil overlord hellbent on global domination.”
While we’re not too sure whether the Amazon founder’s plans for global domination will come to fruition, we’ll be sure to stock up on canned goods in the meantime.