Jordan Peterson, a well-known Canadian academic, psychologist, and YouTube celebrity, has found himself in the center of yet another controversy. He recently made some outrageous remarks about a transgender star, for which he is facing serious consequences. 

According to New York Post, Peterson was suspended by Twitter for violating the platform’s rules “against hateful conduct.” For those who don’t know, Elliot Page, formerly Ellen Page came out as transgender in 2020. In the screenshots posted of the controversial tweet, Peterson was seen calling Page’s transformation a sin.

Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician.

The tweet has generated a lot of anger and has been blasted with several views. Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila, tweeted out shortly after her father’s suspension from the social media platform. She also tagged Elon Musk at the end of her tweet.

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

This is the latest in multiple controversies the famed psychologist has had in the past. He announced just last month that he would be “quitting” Twitter after the backlash he received for body-shaming the model Yumi Nu. He cited an “endless flood of vicious insults” as his reason for leaving the platform. 

Jordan Peterson has apparently claimed he will “never” delete his latest controversial tweet, according to the conservative political commentator Dave Rubin. This leaves the chances of him making a return to Twitter after this his current suspension seem unlikely.

Twitter has a long history of protecting the identities of trans people and kicking those off the platform who spread hateful content or messages towards them. Peterson just appears to be the most recent person to be suspended from the platform due to his transphobic views. 

Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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