Jordan Peterson is suspended from Twitter after tweeting that Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page had his ‘breasts removed by a criminal physician’
- Jordan Peterson, 59, is suspended from Twitter after tweeting about transgender actor Elliot Page
- ‘The Umbrella Academy’ star Elliot Page, who formerly went by Ellen, announced his transition in December 2020
- Peterson claimed in a tweet on June 24 that Page had his ‘breast removed by a criminal Physician’ on the same day the series released its third season
Conservative author Jordan Peterson was suspended by Twitter after he sent out a tweet about transgender actor Elliot Page that violated the platforms terms, his daughter said.
‘Wow. @jordanbpeterson got a twitter strike. No more twitter until he deletes the tweet. Definitely not a free speech platform at the moment @elonmusk,’ Mikhaila Peterson said.
The tweet previewed Jordan’s tweet about Page, ‘The Umbrella Academy actor, who previously went by the name Ellen before announcing his transition in 2020.
‘Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician,’ Jordan wrote.
Jordan Peterson was suspended from Twitter following a tweet about Elliot Page. The platform flagged his tweet as ‘hateful conduct.’
The actor known for his roles in ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ announced his transition in December 2020. The comments from Peterson come on the same day the series celebrated the release of its third season. The Netflix series integrated Page’s transition, changing her character’s name from Vanya to Viktor.
Peterson won’t get access to his Twitter back until he deletes the tweet, his daughter Mikhaila Peterson said. However, political commentator David Rubin said Jordan will not delete the tweet.
The tweet was sent by Jordan on June 22, the same day season three of the Netflix show ‘The Umbrella Academy’ was released. Netflix integrated Page’s transition into the show, changing her character’s name from Vanya to Viktor.
Twitter flagged Jordan’s tweet claiming it ‘violated the Twitter Rules on hateful conduct.
Mikhaila said her father would be off the platform until he deleted the tweet.
Conservative Political Commentator David Rubin commented on the incident on Wednesday.
‘The insanity continues at Twitter. @jordanbpeterson has been suspended for this tweet about Ellen Page. He just told me he will “never” delete the tweet. Paging @elonmusk.’
Rubin and Mikhaila called on Tesla CEO Elon Musk – who recently bid $44 billion to take the platform over in efforts to promote free speech.
David Rubin claimed Peterson would ‘never’ delete the tweet after the platform flagged him for breaking their policies
Page announced his transition in an Instagram post in December 2020.
‘Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life,’ he wrote.
This isn’t the first time Jordan has come under fire for controversial tweets.
Jordan briefly quit Twitter in May after saying a plus-size Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model was ‘not beautiful.’
The cover of the magazine showed Yumi Nu, a 25-year-old curvy model, and the first Asian plus-size model to be featured in Sports Illustrated.
‘Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that,’ Jordan wrote.
After receiving backlash, Jordan claimed he deleted Twitter from his devices while his account remained active. It was the second time he had left the platform.
Prior to leaving the platform in May, Jordan had accumulated a list of controversies dating back to 2016.
The latest in a long line of controversies: Inside Dr. Peterson’s past scandals
2016: Slammed proposed Canadian legislation that would ban discrimination based on ‘gender identity or gender expression’, claiming it would threaten free speech
2017: Claimed that ‘the idea of white privilege is absolutely reprehensible’ because ‘most people have all sorts of privilege’
2018: Told British TV network Channel 4 that men need to ‘grow the hell up’ and ‘adopt responsibility’ while discussing the crisis of masculinity. Also claimed that the gender pay gap was not ‘only due to sex’
2019: Cambridge University withdrew Peterson’s fellowship after facing furious backlash for announcing ten-part lecture series
2020: Peterson’s daughter Mikhaila revealed that he had been hospitalized in Russia after developing a severe dependence on anti-anxiety medication benzodiazepines. She claimed that he ‘nearly died several times… from what the medical system did to him in the West’
Late 2020: Staff at Penguin Random House Canada attempt to block the publication of his self-help book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, slamming Peterson as an ‘icon of white supremacy and hate speech’
2021: Tells The Sunday Times that he had become suicidal as a result of his benzodiazepine dependence and shared that he had to be put in an induced coma while hospitalized in Russia
May 2022: Calls plus-size Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model ‘not beautiful,’ and further claiming ‘no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.’