More than 41,000 people have signed petitions calling for billionaire Jeff Bezos to be prevented from returning to Earth after flying into space.
Three days after the Amazon founder announced his flight, two petitions against his return were filed at once. Both petitions collected thousands of signatures in a matter of days.
One petition is titled “Don’t Let Jeff Bezos Return to Earth.” Its author argues that “billionaires shouldn’t exist on Earth or in space, but if they fly, let them stay there.” This petition has already gathered over 23,000 signatures.
The second “Petition to Prevent Jeff Bezos from Returning to Earth” has garnered over 18,000 signatures. Its author states that the fate of humanity is in the hands of the signers and that “Bezos is an evil lord obsessed with world domination.”
Recall that Jeff Bezos recently announced that he would fly into space on his company’s Blue Origin ship. The flight is due to take place on July 20.