Over 100,000 people have signed petitions stating that once billionaire Jeff Bezos launches himself into space on July 20, they don't want him to return to Earth.
One petition, titled "Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth" has gathered 82,000 signatures at the time of publishing. Another, titled "Petition To Not Allow Jeff Bezos Re-Entry To Earth" gathered more than 21,000. Both petitions were created two weeks ago after Bezos announced his plans for spaceflight.
"Jeff Bezos is actually Lex Luthor, disguised as the supposed owner of a super successful online retail store. However, he's actually an evil overlord hellbent on global domination. We've known this for years. Jeff has worked with the Epsteins and the Knights Templar, as well as the Free Masons to gain control over the whole world. He's also in bed with the flat earth deniers; it's the only way they'll allow him to leave the atmosphere. Meanwhile our government stands by and lets it happen," wrote Jose Ortiz, who created the second petition.
According to the Daily Wire, some of the petition signers added comments stating "being let back into Earth is a privilege — not a right," and "Earth don’t want people like Jeff, Bill, Elon and other such billionaires."
Blue Origin has been conducting test flights of reusable rockets and capsule since 2015, with all 15 test flights going successfully. Each test, according to WDSU-TV, were short hops lasting about 10 minutes each.
Bezos's net worth is estimated to be just shy of $200 billion. Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Bezos plans to launch himself, his brother Mark, as well as one unnamed auction winner into space on July 20.
"The Amazon founder's rocket company, Blue Origin, did not disclose the winner's name following the live online auction," WDSU-TV reported.
"The identity will be revealed in a couple weeks — closer to the brief up-and-down flight from West Texas on July 20, the 52nd anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's moon landing," the outlet reported.
The winning bid was an astronomical $28 million. The capsule is built to accommodate up to six passengers, with Blue Origin's top sales director, Ariane Cornell, adding that the fourth and final seat on the flight will be announced soon.