Jordan Peterson Suspended From Twitter Over Elliot Page Comment, Refuses To Apologize



Jordan Peterson received a temporary suspension on Twitter following comments he made about Elliot Page.
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Earlier this week, the 60-year-old Canadian clinical psychologist and YouTube personality took to the social media platform to respond to an article celebrating Page's transition from female to male.

After asking his followers, "remember when pride was a sin?", Peterson went on to deadname Page before suggesting that the Juno star had his "breasts removed by a criminal physician."


Twitter swiftly slapped Peterson with a temporary suspension and removed the tweet, replacing it with the message: "This tweet violated the Twitter rules."


Per The Independent, Twitter stated that Peterson's tweet violated the platform's rules "against hateful conduct".

"You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease," it added.


Peterson's daughter, Mikhaila, later responded to the flag by tweeting: "Wow. @jordanbpeterson got a twitter strike.

"No more Twitter until he deletes the tweet. Definitely not a free speech platform at the moment @elonmusk."
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Speaking to The National Post, Peterson revealed that he won't be apologizing for the tweet, saying: "If I can’t be let back on because I won’t apologize, I could care less."

"I penned an irritated tweet in response to one of the latest happenings on the increasingly heated culture war front," Peterson added. "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."

The clinical psychologist then added that he would "rather die" than remove the tweet.
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Per Twitter's hateful conduct policy, the platform is "committed to combating abuse motivated by hatred, prejudice or intolerance" against "groups of people are disproportionately targeted with abuse online".

This includes "women, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual individuals, marginalized and historically underrepresented communities".


Page recently addressed his critics during a recent interview on the Late Night With Seth Meyers show.

Watch Page's interview below:


Reflecting on his transition journey, Page said: "It’s improved my life drastically. I hope, you know, I hope maybe people who do have an issue with me can maybe try and hear that, or embrace that on some level."

"What I want to focus on right now and has been so extraordinary is the degree of joy that I feel, the degree of presence that I feel."




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