A Twitter user, echoing the widespread public shock at Bill Nye's "Sex Junk" video, sent an impassioned tweet to the former "Science Guy."
"Please this time fire the writer who thought, 'Sex Junk' was a good idea."
According to the Daily Caller, the Emmy Awards panel nominated writers on Netflix's Bill Nye Saves the World for their work on the show's "The Sexual Spectrum" episode, which features the much-criticized and often-mocked "Sex Junk" musical number.
While award show nominations may not perfectly reflect the preferences of media audiences, this 2017 Emmy nomination seems to run in direct opposition to public opinion.
The Internet's Response To Bill Nye's "Sex Junk"
According to the Inquisitr, the "Sex Junk" song is performed by actress Rachel Bloom, who makes myriad references to sex and gender, some cruder than others.
One memorable line includes, "Are my options only hard or moist? My vagina has its own voice...cause my sex junk is so oh, oh, oh, so much more than either-or, or, or..."
Other illustrative lines include "It's evolution, ain't nothing new. There's nothing taboo about a sex stew" and "Give someone new a handy. Then give yourself props."
For many Millennials who grew up with Bill Nye the Science Guy, the 90's television show that taught basic natural science concepts to children, Nye's new show, Bill Nye Saves the World, along with its "The Sexual Spectrum" episode, was quite shocking.