“Wrong decision Netflix, wrong decision.”
Social media has been in uproar over the past 24 hours due to Netflix’s decision to cancel One Day at a Time.
Ever since the comedy series premiered on the streaming platform back in 2017, it has received universal acclaim from critics the performances of its cast and its writing.
The show has become known for tackling issues such as homophobia, racism and depression.
Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, said in a statement: “It’s been a great honor to work with the legendary Norman Lear on One Day at a Time.
“I’ve personally spoken with Norman and co-creators Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce to express my gratitude to them, all the writers, the dedicated crew and the cast, including the brilliant Justina Machado and dazzling Rita Moreno, for creating a series with such humor, heart and humanity.
“This was a very difficult decision, and we’re thankful to all the fans who’ve supported the series, our partners at Sony and all the critics who embraced it. While it’s disappointing that more viewers didn’t discover One Day at a Time, I believe the series will stand the test of time.”
Shortly after it was announced, lead actress Justina Machado tweeted her appreciation to the show’s fanbase.
“I don’t even know how to begin to express my gratitude to everyone,” she wrote. “Truly, I am so honored that we got to tell our stories. Yes it was a Latinx family but it was a universal story about family and love. An American Familia.”
Netflix’s decision to cancel the critically-acclaimed series has been met with unanimous backlash from fans on social media, who paid tribute to the show with several “beautiful” scenes that showcased its characters discussing sensitive topics.
They also rejected the show’s cancellation with the hashtag “SaveODAAT.” See below.
Still literally so sad about One Day at a Time being cancelled on Netflix. Not only did it portray a latin family but it tackled issues such as racism, rape culture, depression, anxiety, ptsd. It also brought awareness to the LGBTQ+ community. #SaveODATT because this is terrible pic.twitter.com/AqOrcPLfD5
— valerie ♡ (@thenameisval_) March 15, 2019
— Risa @ tired The Trickster simp 🥺 (@clazzipazz) March 15, 2019
important scenes like this exist in one day at a time. elena standing up for herself and telling off her father who doesn’t accept her sexuality when she came out to him as a lesbian. that’s just one of the real issues that they tackle on this show. this show is so important! pic.twitter.com/pwsVveYncC
— k.❦ (@NINETIESRNB) March 15, 2019
— rachel (@Rach17xxx) March 15, 2019
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) March 14, 2019
first…. one day at a time gets cancelled, and then all this posie shit went down… IT IS NOT A WINNING DAY FOR THE GAYS i honestly feel personally attacked
— iz HASEUL LOCKDOWN (@haseulhyejoo) March 15, 2019
— Syd (@spudddddddddd) March 15, 2019
FUCK ALL YALL BITCHES THAT DIDNT WATCH ONE DAY AT A TIME YALL FUCKING LAMES GON DISCOVER IT LATER ON AND ITS FUCKING CANCELLED GOOD FUCKING BYE
— emily (@eyeampoppin) March 15, 2019
I really don't like living in a world where Netflix cancels One Day at a Time but not Fuller House #ODAAT
— Lauren Dotson (@Laurcherdots) March 15, 2019
One Day At A Time is not going ANYWHERE. We will keep fighting for this show. There is nothing to mourn because this show is very much still alive and will continue to bring joy and happiness to so, so many of us.
— queenie || wandavision spoilers (@dumplingqueenie) March 15, 2019
— Alyssa Paez (@AlyssaPaez5) March 15, 2019
I think my favorite episode of one day at a time was Penelope explaining to Elena what anxiety attack was and the show actually simulating what it was, It was so eloquently handled and made me feel like I wasn’t alone! We need a show like this #saveODAAT pic.twitter.com/oNGiaSrw5f
— Chris ⁷ 💜 – BLM 👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿 (@_Acafella_) March 15, 2019
— 𝑗𝑒𝑠𝑠⁷ (@enchantedjkook) March 15, 2019
As a Cuban Lesbian (Cubian? Lezacube?), I joined One Day At A Time already a huge fan. So this hurts not just from a professional standpoint but a personal one. Hence I'm out here like, "DO NOT TEST ME TODAY, STRAIGHTS."#SaveODAAT pic.twitter.com/HtQgonjhC6
— Janine Brito (@janinebrito) March 15, 2019
One day at a time should not only be saved for being funny as hell, but for initiating conversations that need to be discussed. This show tackles so many important issues that are prevalent in our world today!! #SAVEODAAT pic.twitter.com/N2IVqwpReB
— Alex!! (@SwayzeAlexandra) March 15, 2019