Bill Nye the Science Guy Reads Mean Tweets About Himself in Funny Video

If you can’t beat them, join them! Bill Nye the Science Guy showed fans — and haters! — that he has a healthy sense of humor and isn’t afraid to be the butt of a joke. On Friday, July 31, he shared a video in which he reads mean tweets about himself.

In the video, the ‘90s icon and former mechanical engineer appears in a crisp white dress shirt, his characteristic spectacles and pastel-striped bowtie at the ready.

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“Hi, Bill Nye here, just reviewing some of the mean tweets people bother ….they take the time to tweet about me,” he says in the two-and-a-half minute clip.

In a style akin to Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets series, in which celebrities read and react to disparaging messages people have written about them on Twitter, Nye then proceeds to deep-dive into the hate.

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“I f—king hate Bill Nye that a—hole guy! F—k that misogynistic t—t!” one user wrote. Nye, 59, gives the camera a confused look before noting that this probably wasn’t the right way to use the word “t—t.”

“Bill Nye made me hate science to a whole new level because he thought it was fun and I think it still sucks,” another user wrote, to which Nye smiled wryly and replied, “Well, you’re welcome.”

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“You pretend the global warming fairy is real even as you live in a mansion. Maybe do cartwheels for voodoo,” another cracked.

Nye came to fame in the ‘90s in a video series wherein he explained the ins and outs of elementary school science. His self-titled show ran from 1993 to 1998 on PBS.

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Currently, Stanford University filmmakers Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado are using him as the subject of their latest project, The Bill Nye Film, a documentary about the scientist’s life. It is set to premiere in 2017, pending a successful Kickstarter campaign; the directors are hoping to crowdsource $650,000 before their Aug. 13 deadline.

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