Jordan Peterson Twitter suspension for hateful conduct to Elliot Page


Jordan Peterson has been suspended from Twitter for tweeting that actor Elliot Page had his ‘breasts removed by a criminal physician’ (Picture: Getty; AP)

Jordan Peterson has been suspended from Twitter for ‘hateful conduct’.

On June 28, the controversial author, clinical psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto was temporarily booted off the social media site after posting a disparaging tweet about transgender actor Elliot Page’s anatomy.

The 60-year-old tweeted: ‘Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician.’

The tweet which also deadnamed Elliot, who announced his transition in December 2020, was made on the same day that actor’s hit Netflix show Umbrella Academy released its third season.

The psychologist’s post was in response to an article posted to Twitter by the New York Post in which Elliot, who has starred in some huge projects throughout the course of his career, including Juno and Inception, said he is proud to introduce a trans character to the hit show.

But whilst Peterson has lost his Twitter access and has been condemned by many for his comments about the 25-year-old, he refused to delete the tweet.

10970365 Jordan Peterson is suspended from Twitter after tweeting that Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page had his 'breasts removed by a criminal physician'

Elliot Page is yet to respond to the Twitter suspension of Jordan Peterson over the tweet (Picture: Instagram)
Right-wing Peterson says he’d ‘rather die’ than remove his tweet slamming Elliot’s breast surgery (Picture: Getty)

‘I penned an irritated tweet in response to one of the latest happenings on the increasingly heated culture war front,’ I have told National Post.

He also said the temporary suspension might as well have been a ban because he would ‘rather die’ than delete the tweet in question.

‘There are no rules on Twitter except don’t do what we don’t like today,’ he claimed. ‘They are always applied post hoc by algorithms and idiots bent on maintaining their woke superiority.’

Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, posted screenshots of the message her father received from Twitter notifying him that his account has been limited.

She tweeted alongside them: ‘Wow. @jordanbpeterson got a twitter strike.

Peterson's daughter Mikhalia comes to his defense by posting screenshots of his controversial post and Twitter's reason for the suspension of her father's account (Picture: Twitter)

Peterson’s daughter Mikhalia comes to his defense by posting screenshots of his controversial post and Twitter’s reason for the suspension of her father’s account (Picture: Twitter)

‘No more twitter until he deletes the tweet.

‘Definitely not a free speech platform at the moment.’ She also tagged Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has made a bid to buy the social media platform.

The screenshots also revealed that the site determined Peterson’s account has violated the Twitter rules, specifically those against hateful conduct.

A representative for Twitter confirmed to Metro.co.uk that Peterson’s tweet ‘violated the Twitter Rules on hateful conduct.

Elliot playing his character Viktor Hargreeves alongside Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves in Umbrella Academy (Picture: Netflix)

‘The account owner will need to delete the violative Tweet before regaining full access to their account.

‘Per that policy, we prohibit targeting others with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanise, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category.

‘This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.’

Peterson, who joined the staff of the conservative podcast outlet Daily Wire on Thursday, has become notorious for being anti-transgender.

During an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast he said that being trans is a result of a ‘contagion’ and similar to ‘satanic ritual abuse’.

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