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.

 

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The model and singer of Japanese and Dutch descent celebrated being on the cover of the 2022 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue on Instagram, writing: “I have not been able to sleep, breathe or think straight since I found out. I never dreamt of this because I didn’t know that I could. Thank you from the bottom of my heart @mj_day and @si_swimsuit family for believing in me. I’m so honored to make history with you.”

Peterson, however, was not impressed and spoke out on the cover on Twitter.

In the controversial tweet on Monday, the 59-year-old Canadian psychologist wrote: “Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”

Shortly after, Peterson announced that he was leaving Twitter.

On Wednesday, Nu posted a TikTok video as a response to Peterson’s tweet that many viewed as an attempt to undervalue her cover photoshoot.

@_yumi_nuanyways…♬ Itty Bitty Piggy – Nicki Minaj – spencer goulding

The clip, which showed her holding an issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit magazine that features her on the cover, also featured a screenshot of Peterson’s tweet. 

While lip-syncing the lyrics to Nicki Minaji’s song “Itty Bitty Piggy,” she mouthed: “I don’t even know why you girls bother at this point. Give up. It’s me. I win. You lose.”

Many TikTok commenters commended Nu for her accomplishments, of which they included Peterson being off Twitter as one of them.

“Single handedly got Jordan Peterson off Twitter,” a TikTok user wrote. “& looked AMAZING while doing it. Queeeen.”

“You did win cuz Jordan B. Peterson is leaving Twitter (hopefully) after he got blasted on the thread,” another wrote.

Before announcing his Twitter departure, Peterson explained in a thread that he had just recently begun tweeting after weeks of not using the platform but then, “life got worse again almost instantly.”

“The endless flood of vicious insult is really not something that can be experienced anywhere else,” he wrote. “I like to follow the people I know but I think the incentive structure of the platform makes it intrinsically and dangerously insane.”

 

Featured Image via @_yumi_nu

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