Everyone’s favorite science guy has returned to our small screens, and thank goodness — because we need him more than ever. Most recently, Bill Nye used animated ice cream to explain why gay conversion therapy is so wrong. The scientist/bow tie aficionado’s new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World, tackles a variety of issues including alternative medicine and climate change. (Spoiler alert — climate change is real.)
Nye’s approach to the atrocious practice of gay conversion therapy is just as creative as you’d expect.
By using a variety of ice cream flavors to describe a diverse array of sexualities, he shows that it’s downright tyrannical to attempt to change someone’s sexuality or gender identity.
Check it out:
In the animated video, vanilla holds a very important meeting to tell all the other ice cream flavors that they should be vanilla, too.
Luckily, the other flavors stand up to vanilla and he’s the one who realizes he needs to change (his viewpoints, that is). Leave it to Bill Nye to explain gay conversion therapy in the best, most creative way possible.
Ice cream conversion therapy sounds completely ridiculous, right? Well, as Nye shows, gay conversion therapy isn’t just ridiculous — it’s cruel and harmful.