I like Ren and Stimpy, but Robyn made some valid points. Some things are probably best left in the 90s, and given that John K. has proven himself a disgraceful human being, maybe something like this could happen if he was in prison, but not while he is still allowed to run free.
It brings me no joy to sign this petition. I was a huge fan of the first two seasons of The Ren & Stimpy Show when I was a child, as it was something me and my older brother bonded over, and it would go on to have a big influence on me as an aspiring cartoonist and animation enthusiast later on in life. And while I may not have agreed with some of his opinions or approved of the unorthodox behavior that he displayed in public, I was always able to look past that and was able to respect and even somewhat look up to John Kricfalusi and take inspiration from his work. However, ever since it came to light that he used his position, talent, work, and even The Ren & Stimpy Show itself to take advantage of young aspiring artists in the most vile, disgusting, and predatory ways, I've been deeply ashamed of myself for ever doing so, and I now absolutely refuse to support him and his work in any way, even if it's indirectly with a Ren & Stimpy reboot such as this, regardless of whether or not he is involved with it. Especially since doing so could further enable him to take advantage of other aspiring artists in the future. And judging from how many other people have signed this petition, I am far from the only one who shares this sentiment.
Please, ViacomCBS. Stop the production of this reboot.
John K needs to be left in the past. As influential and Ren and Stimpy was on a lot of children....John K's infamy towards young girls will forever tarnish the show. It's our responsibility to make sure that his legacy ends, and his work is put to rest. He shouldn't be allowed to see his work carry on, after the amount of trauma he has put towards minors.