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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.