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Jordan Peterson Says He Would ‘Rather Die’ Than Apologise for Elliot Page Comment That Got Him Twitter Banned

Dr. Jordan Peterson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto and a clinical psychologist, has remained outspoken about several controversial views since his rise to popularity in the decade following 2010. In recent years, the author has risen to the occasion to dismiss ideas associated with gender-conforming identities and make scandalous commentaries on cultural and political issues.

Jordan Peterson
Jordan Peterson

Often described as conservative, Jordan Peterson follows the school of classical liberalism and has authored several books reflecting his socio-political ideologies.

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Jordan Peterson Intentionally Misgenders Elliot Page

In a recent Twitter skirmish, Jordan Peterson was stripped of most of his Twitter privileges as the platform banned the YouTube personality after violating their hateful policy conduct. He tweeted on June 22, 2022: “Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician.”

Elliot Page
Elliot Page came out as transgender on 1 December 2020

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Twitter’s hateful policy conduct bans the platform’s users from promoting “violence against or directly attacking or threatening other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”

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Peterson Makes Public Statement After Twitter Ban

After the suspension was implemented on Jordan Peterson’s account on June 28, the author expressly stated to the National Post, “I penned an irritated tweet in response to one of the latest happenings on the increasingly heated culture war front… 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.” 

Jordan PetersonJordan Peterson suspended by Twitter

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Peterson claimed he would “rather die” than take down the tweet involving Elliot Page which he intentionally misgendered by calling the actor by their former name. In support of her father, the author’s daughter, Mikhaila Peterson took to Twitter where she posted screenshots of the suspension with a caption that read:

“Wow. @jordanbpeterson got a Twitter strike. No more twitter until he deletes the tweet. Definitely not a free speech platform at the moment”

Source: National Post

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.