Sometimes a joke can go too far. That may be the case after a parody site's claims that Netflix had cancelled its hit show “Orange Is the New Black” led to a massive Twitter storm of shock and outrage.
Many of those outraged were clearly doing so based solely on the headline article. Inside the body of the story on Empire News, which is a humor site like The Onion that creates fake news, it's explained that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings cancelled the show because creator Jenji Kohan refused to put in more male leads.
According to the article, he got upset with how the show portrayed women, saying, “A woman's place is in the home, in the kitchen, taking care of children. A woman in jail? How does anyone even watch this show in the first place? It's like we took everything bad about ‘OZ,’ and make this show with the leftovers.”
The article further claimed that not only was the streaming service cancelling the show after two seasons, but that it would be removing the first two seasons from its services as well.