What did Jordan Peterson tweet about Elliot Page?

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Jordan Peterson has said he would “rather die” than delete his tweet about the Umbrella Academy actor

social media platform Twitter reportedly forcibly removed a tweet by controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson for violating its rules hateful behavior.

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Who is Jordan Peterson?

Peterson is a Canadian psychology professor and YouTuber who gained widespread attention in the 2010s for his far-right ideology.

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He had maintained a clinical practice treating about 20 people a week until September 2016, when he released a series of videos criticizing Bill C-16 (a bill amending Canada’s Human Rights Act and Criminal Code). Legislation was considered by the Canadian Parliament to include expression of gender and gender identity as protected grounds in Canadian human rights law.

Jordan Peterson is a highly controversial figure known for his right-wing views (Photo: Instagram/@jordan.b.peterson)

Bill C-16 was later passed by the Canadian Parliament.

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From there, in 2017, Peterson put his clinical practice on hold and used YouTube as a platform to post lectures and spread messages, usually centered on transphobic, misogynist, and racist views.

What did he write on Twitter?

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Peterson tweeted about actor Elliot Page, who has since been removed from the social media platform for violating its rules against hateful behavior.

Peterson tweeted: “Remember when pride was a sin? and [Elliot] side had just [his] Breasts removed by a criminal doctor.”

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Elliot Page attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on March 27, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

In his tweet, Peterson linked to an article from the New York Post about how Page was “proud” to reintroduce his Umbrella Academy character to viewers as Viktor Hargreeves and that he was “excited” to see his real life walk being portrayed on the show.

In his original tweet, Peterson incorrectly referred to Page by his old name and used her/his pronouns.

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From the looks of it, Page didn’t respond to Peterson’s tweet, instead focusing his social media on promoting Netflix’s new season That Umbrella Academyin which he plays the leading role.

Has he been suspended from Twitter?

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Following the tweet, commenter Dave Rubin claimed Wednesday (June 29) that Peterson had been “suspended” by Twitter.

Rubin tweeted: “The madness continues on Twitter. @jordanbpeterson has been banned for this tweet [Elliot] book page.

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“He just told me he will ‘never’ delete the tweet. Paging @elonmusk…”

Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, posted screenshots of her father on Twitter showing his account being hit with a strike over the tweet.

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In the screenshots, Twitter’s warning reads: “We have determined that this account has violated the Twitter Rules. Especially for:

“Violating our rules against hateful behavior.

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“You must not encourage, threaten, or harass violence against other people based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, religion, age, disability, or serious illness.

“As a result, we’ve temporarily restricted some of your account functionality. In this state, you can continue browsing Twitter, but you’re limited to only direct messages to your followers — no tweets.”

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The message from Twitter explained that Peterson would regain full control of his account 12 hours after deleting the offending tweet.

However, if you talk to the National PostPeterson said he would “rather die” than delete his tweet about Page, adding that Twitter might as well ban him from the platform because he “won’t apologize.”

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He said: “There are no rules on Twitter, except that we don’t do anything today that we don’t like.

“They are always applied post hoc by algorithms and idiots anxious to maintain their awakened superiority.”

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