Jordan Peterson’s comment on The Umbrella Academy actor Elliot Page had been a part of a controversy after his Twitter account got banned over his statement on the actor’s gender transformation. Jordan Peterson recently stated that although his Twitter account is suspended till he deletes that respective tweet, he stands by his former statement and would rather die than delete the tweet.
The Elliot Page Controversy:
The psychologist and Youtube star commented on Elliot Page’s tweet about introducing a trans character in the Netflix show The Umbrella Academy. Jordan responded to that tweet by saying that “breasts removed by a criminal physician.” On June 28, Twitter banned his account on the grounds of “hateful speech” and also suspended many of the features till he deletes the tweet.
Following the suspension, the daughter of the Canadian Psychologist Mikhaila Peterson tagged Elon Musk in a tweet and wrote:
— Mikhaila Peterson (@MikhailaFuller) June 29, 2022
This is not the first time Jordan Peterson got himself embroiled in a controversy. Earlier also he had faced backlash for commenting on a plus-size model who was featured on the cover of “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit”.
Jordan Peterson addresses the Issue:
Jordan Peterson posted a video on his Youtube channel speaking up about this issue. In the video, Jordan says that he would “rather die” than delete his tweet:
“I have essentially been banned from Twitter as a consequence. I say banned, although technically I have been suspended. But the suspension will not be lifted unless I delete the ‘hateful’ tweet in question, and I would rather die than do that,” Peterson says in his video.
Recently, in an interview with the National Post, he addressed this controversy and he expressed his statement:
“I penned an irritated tweet in response to one of the latest happenings on the increasingly heated culture war front,” Peterson told the publication. “There are no rules on Twitter except don’t do what we don’t like today. They are always applied post hoc by algorithms and idiots bent on maintaining their woke superiority.”
It is evident that both the parties, Twitter and Jordan Peterson are firm with their opinions and neither of them wants to back out in this tussle.