Criminal Minds Petition: Save AJ Cook and Paget Brewster!

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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.

A.J. Cook Promo Pic
Paget Brewster Promo Pic

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.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


Criminal Minds Quotes

There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow that it hides itself in insanity. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind. - Patrick Rothfuss


A gang's where a coward goes to hide.

Mickey Mantle