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Jordan Peterson says he would ‘rather die’ than delete his ‘hateful’ tweet about Elliot Page

  • Canadian clinical psychologist and YouTube personality Jordan Peterson said he would “rather die” than delete the tweet he posted about actor Elliot Page last month.
  • Twitter temporarily suspended Peterson's account after he dead-named Page and claimed that the actor’s “breasts [were] removed by a criminal physician.”
  • Peterson revealed that the temporary suspension, which started on June 28, will only end once he deletes his tweet.
  • “I have essentially been banned from Twitter as a consequence. I say banned, although technically I have been suspended. But the suspension will not be lifted unless I delete the ‘hateful’ tweet in question, and I would rather die than do that,” Peterson says in a video he posted on Friday.
  • Peterson’s tweet was a reaction to a New York Post article about Page, who announced that he is transgender and non-binary in December 2020, and his excitement over being introduced as a transgender character on Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy.”
  • Peterson also found himself embroiled in controversy in May for calling plus-size model Yumi Nu "not beautiful" in a tweet.

Canadian clinical psychologist and YouTube personality Jordan Peterson said he would “rather die” than delete the tweet he posted about actor Elliot Page last month.

Speaking to the National Post, Peterson, 60, said Twitter had temporarily suspended most of his account’s features on June 28 after he tweeted about the 35-year-old actor. In his now-deleted post, Peterson referred to Page using his former name and claimed he had his “breasts removed by a criminal physician.”

SI Swimsuit cover model Yumi Nu responds to Jordan Peterson’s controversial Twitter dig

  • Curve model Yumi Nu has responded to a tweet from Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson that says her 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover is “not beautiful.”
  • The 25-year-old model andsinger of Japanese and Dutch descent was widely celebrated for being the first Asian American plus-sized model to be on the magazine’s cover.
  • However, the 59-year-old Canadian psychologist was not impressed and wrote in a tweet: “Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”
  • In a recent TikTok post, Nu is seen lip-syncing the lyrics to Nicki Minaji’s song “Itty Bitty Piggy,” mouthing: “I don’t even know why you girls bother at this point. Give up. It’s me. I win. You lose.”

Curve model Yumi Nu has fired back at author and psychologist Jordan Peterson for his criticism of her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover. 

Nu, 25, was widely celebrated for being the first Asian American plus-sized model to be on the magazine’s cover.

Jordan Peterson quits Twitter after calling plus-size model Yumi Nu’s SI Swimsuit cover ‘not beautiful’

  • Author Jordan Peterson announced that he was quitting Twitter after receiving backlash for calling plus-size model Yumi Nu’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover “not beautiful.”
  • Nu, who is also a singer-songwriter, made history last year as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s first “Asian curve” model.
  • Peterson sparked outrage on Monday after tweeting, “Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”
  • Twitter users were divided, with several of his own fans condemning Peterson for publicly insulting a woman’s looks. Others shot back that Nu was overweight and unhealthy.
  • Peterson announced shortly after the criticism that he would be quitting Twitter due to the “endless flood of vicious insult[s].”

Author Jordan Peterson announced that he was quitting Twitter after receiving backlash for calling plus-size model Yumi Nu’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover “not beautiful.”

Nu, who is also a singer-songwriter, made history last year as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s first “Asian curve” model. Nu, who is of Japanese and Dutch ancestry, is also the granddaughter of Benihana founder Rocky Aoki and the niece of DJ Steve Aoki.