Criminal Minds fans are angry.
Upon learing that A.J. Cook has been let go from the series, and that Paget Brewster will appear on a reduced number of season six episodes as Emily Prentiss, viewers are crying "sexism!" and expressing outrage over these casting decisions.
Unfortunately, little can be done about them at some point - but that isn't stopping dedicated viewers from trying.
An online petition has been created, which reads:
It is a travesty of modern society that a network would make such a blatantly sexist decision. Everywhere in the world, women are devalued for getting married, for taking our husbands' surnames, for having children, or for having only female children and no male children, or for simply being women...
A tad extreme? Perhaps. But we admire the passion and you can sign the petition HERE.
CBS is yet to comment on the controversy, but we'll continue to pressure the network for a response.