‘I don’t care’: Jordan Peterson will NOT apologize for offensive remark against Elliot Page

Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson’s Twitter account has been temporarily restricted for violating the platform’s hateful conduct policy. It happened because the 60-year-old made an offensive remark about transgender actor Elliot Page earlier this week.

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“Remember when pide was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal doctor,” Peterson tweeted, using Page’s old name and visually impaired while making an offensive remark. The tweet was in response to a post in which Page expressed his pride at the introduction of a transgender character in “The Umbrella Academy,” the Netflix series he stars in.

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“I wrote an irritated tweet in response to one of the latest events on the increasingly heated culture war front,” Peterson said. national post. For him, the temporary suspension could just as well have been a ban as he claims he would “rather die” than delete the offending tweet. “If I can’t be released because I won’t apologize, I don’t care,” he added.

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“There are no rules on Twitter except don’t do what we don’t like today. They are always enforced post hoc by algorithms and idiots bent on keeping their superiority awake,” Peterson said. . His daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, posted screenshots of the terms violation message the psychologist received.

“Wow. @jordanbpeterson received a twitter strike. No more twittering until he deletes the tweet. Definitely not a free speech platform right now,” he said. she tweeted tagging Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who made a bid to buy the social media platform and claimed to guarantee free speech. “Twitter madness continues. @jordanbpeterson was suspended for this Ellen Page tweet. He just told me he will ‘never’ delete the tweet. Paging @elonmusk,” wrote US host Dave Rubin.

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Due to the limited functionality of his account, Peterson can still browse Twitter and send direct messages to his followers, but he cannot tweet, retweet, follow or like anything on the social media platform. The screenshots indicate that he can continue to use Twitter after he deletes the tweet because it violates their rules.

According to Twitter’s hateful conduct policy, users may not “promote violence against or directly attack or threaten others based on race, ethnicity, national origin, caste , sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or severity”. disease.” The terms of the condition explicitly state that deadly transgender people, which Peterson did, are prohibited.

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Page came out publicly as transgender in December 2020 and said he uses pronouns. “I feel lucky to write this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel immense gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me throughout this journey. I cannot not begin to express how remarkable it is to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” her post read.

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