Emmy Nominations 2017: 'Bill Nye Saves The World' Gets Nod For 'Sex Junk' Episode Despite Public Criticism

Perri Fisher

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.

"I have literally seen people die on the internet…this was more traumatic."

"I can actually see civilization collapse in front of my very eyes."

"I cringed so hard my cheeks are wrapped behind my ears."

"I can actually see civilization collapse in front of my very eyes."

"I cringed so hard my cheeks are wrapped behind my ears."

Why Did The Emmy Nomination Panel Choose To Honor Such An Unpopular Episode?

It may be shocking to realize that Bill Nye Saves the World has been nominated for any Emmy awards, considering the widespread public criticism of the show. It is even more shocking to know that the Emmy nomination is for work on the controversial "The Sexual Spectrum" episode, which featured the "Sex Junk" video. Hasn't the public made it clear that they do not like this content?

Could this decline have something to do with Hollywood opinions differing from those of the media-consuming public? Based on the public's reaction to the Emmy nominations panel nominating Bill Nye's "Sex Junk" writers for an award, this could be a possibility.

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