For the second time already in 2019, Netflix has made a plea with audiences to, well, stop being so damn ridiculous. Earlier this month, the streaming service asked viewers to stop doing the "Bird Box Challenge." Now it would like you to please, for the love of all that is holy, stop calling serial killer Ted Bundy "hot." Is that too much to ask?

With the recent release of Netflix's Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and the soon-to-be-released feature film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile based on Bundy's life, people on social media are feeling thirsty as hell about Bundy, and it is straight-up unacceptable.

I am sad to announce that Ted Bundy is having a moment.

Last week, Netflix released a four-part docuseries called Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. It's directed and created by Joe Berlinger and features old footage, rare interviews, and more surrounding his crimes up until his execution in 1989.

Shortly after it started streaming, the trailer for an upcoming feature film called Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile was released. 

Also directed by Berlinger, it's a biopic based on Bundy's life, starring Zac Efron as the serial killer himself. The film's already gaining lots of attention, as some people are concerned that Efron's casting will cause the unnecessary sexualization of Bundy.

Whether it's the Netflix docuseries, Efron's role in the biopic, or both, the rise in Bundy content has led to people tweeting some extremely questionable things.

Like this girl, who called Bundy "sexy as hell" and "daddy," among other things. This is not OK. Please erase this from your mind. Thank you.

For the love of God, think before you tweet, people.

"Okay say what you want, but Ted Bundy was hot," one Twitter user wrote — before the entire world went up in flames, probably.

It got so bad in the Twitterverse that Netflix had to issue a statement dissuading people from lusting after the serial killer. I cannot make this stuff up.

"I've seen a lot of talk about Ted Bundy's alleged hotness and would like to gently remind everyone that there are literally thousands of hot men on the service — almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers," the streaming giant wrote on its Twitter account. 

When one person responded saying, "But he's hot though," Netflix hit them with the savage one-word response: "Where?"

Personally, this is the only acceptable response. So, good job, Netflix. "Okay social media person, I see you," one person replied.

The fact that this is the second time Netflix has had to step in and call out its viewers for being ridiculous is pretty extraordinary.

At least people haven't created an absurd "Ted Bundy Challenge" yet on Twitter. I have no idea what that would even be, and I have no desire to find out.

This is exactly the kind of BS that makes me question humanity.

"Between this and the Bird Box challenge meme, I just don't know about humans," one Twitter user wrote. "This is probably why the aliens don't wanna talk to us."

Many people are blaming the upcoming film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile for causing the widespread sexualization of Bundy.

Some fans are saying that choosing Hollywood hunk Zac Efron to play the role of Bundy is problematic, as it makes light of his crimes and glamorizes murder.

However, Kathy Kleiner Rubin, a real-life survivor of a Ted Bundy attack, believes Efron is the perfect embodiment of Bundy for the film.

zac efron as ted bundy
photo: Voltage Pictures

In an interview, Kleiner Rubin explained that not everyone is as they seem and that's kind of the point. "I don’t have a problem with people looking at it, as long as they understand that what they’re watching wasn’t a normal person," she said.

She said it's important to show him as he really was: a seemingly normal, good-looking man on the outside and a monster on the inside.

zac efron as ted bundy
photo: Voltage Pictures

"I believe that in order to show him exactly the way it was, it's not really glorifying him, but it's showing him. And when they do say positive and wonderful things about him, that's who they saw. That's who Bundy wanted you to see," Kleiner Rubin elaborated.

Apparently serial killer–related content is popping off on Netflix lately, with the Lifetime turned Netflix series You causing a similar debate among people on social media.

In it, Penn Badgley plays Joe Goldberg, a murderous stalker, and an alarming number of people are swooning over his character in spite of his crimes.

Badgley himself had to remind thirsty fans that his character is not meant to be romanticized.

He casually pointed out to one Twitter user that the guy she was swooning over is, in fact, a murderer. But he totally gets why people feel conflicted.

Badgley summed up why people tend to ignore all the terrible things his character, Joe, has done and still romanticize him. And the point hits home for those romanticizing Ted Bundy as well.

"If anyone other than a young white man were to behave like these characters behave, nobody’s having it," he explained to the New York Times. "To me, Joe is this work in progress in dismantling and dissecting the myriad privileges that a young, attractive, white man carries with him. I’m not suggesting that the rest of the world shouldn’t have these so-called privileges. But I think when only one group has them, it’s actually a horrific blindness when it comes to being in touch with humanity."