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‘It’s a travesty’: Furious Bridgerton petition demands Netflix reverses huge book change
2024/07/02

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"Bridgerton" Betrayal? Fans Furious Over Major Character's Gender Swap!

Hold onto your powdered wigs and smelling salts, "Bridgerton" fans, because the ton is in an uproar! Netflix's beloved period drama, known for its steamy romances and scandalous gossip, has ignited a fiery debate among viewers with a controversial twist on a beloved book character.

The drama unfolded at the end of season three, with the introduction of Michaela Stirling, a captivating new character set to become the love interest of Francesca Bridgerton.

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But here's the catch: in Julia Quinn's original book series, this character is named Michael Stirling – a man.

Yes, you read that right. Netflix has swapped the gender of a major character, transforming Francesca's love story from a traditional heterosexual romance into a queer relationship. And let's just say, not everyone is pleased.

"A Travesty!" Fans Demand Netflix Honor the Original Story

A furious petition, signed by over 16,000 outraged fans (and counting!), is calling on Netflix to reverse this "travesty" and stick to the original storyline.

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"To see these characters altered in visual adaptation is nothing short of a travesty," reads the petition, echoing the sentiments of countless "Bridgerton" book lovers. "The books have sold millions of copies worldwide, each reader forming a unique connection with the characters as they were originally portrayed.

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