Bill Nye the Science Guy may be beloved by millennials and bow-tie aficionados, but, believe it or not, there are people out there who do not like him. (Mostly people who don’t like science.) To promote his movie, a documentary called, aptly, The Bill Nye Film, which is currently accruing funds on Kickstarter, Nye read #MeanTweets about himself. Riffing on Jimmy Kimmel’s popular segment, Nye sifted through the Twitterverse, finding the sharpest barbs.
Nye posted the video on his Facebook Friday afternoon. The tweets range from nonsensical (“Listening to tfios because bill nye sucks butthole,” and Nye tries to read “tfios” phonetically) to the suggestion that he is “trippy as fuck.” The only meanness that seemed to agitate Nye came from climate-change deniers, one of whom called Al Gore “Algore,” which sounds like a character from Lord of the Rings.