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Jordan Peterson Quits Twitter After Backlash to Sleazy Tweet

By Dustin Rowles | Social Media | May 17, 2022 |

By Dustin Rowles | Social Media | May 17, 2022 |


American model and singer-songwriter Yumi Nu appears this month on the cover of Sports Illustrated, becoming the first Asian plus-size model to do so. I’d like to chalk this up to nobler intentions, but the truth is, Nu is hot and Sports Illustrated knew featuring her on the cover would sell a lot of copies. Simple capitalism!

Jordan Peterson, who loves capitalism, nevertheless had issues with this cover because … he is blind? I am not sure why he thought it was a good idea to tweet this, but no one ever accused Jordan Peterson of being smart, except for all of his meathead, Joe Rogan-loving libertarian followers (and Charlie Hunnam. And Matthew McConaughey) who thinks he’s a great intellectual.

Look: I don’t have to tell you what the response to this tweet was — whatever Jordan Peterson insult is floating around in your head was probably tweeted by someone in the last 24 hours — and I also don’t have to tell you that the backlash came not just from people on the left side of the political spectrum. It turns out that even people who inexplicably follow Jordan Peterson understand attractiveness. Many of his own incel followers were like, “Uh, dude. Look again, and maybe lay off the protein.”

I think if the backlash had been limited to those of us who whisper Jordan Peterson insults in our sleep, Peterson might have been fine. But to have his own followers clap back? THAT’S TOO FAR.

Jordan Peterson’s feels were hurt because people insulted him for insulting someone else on Twitter. And so he quit. Typical.

That, hopefully, will mean we hear much less often from Jordan Peterson, although I really must — must — recommend the takedown of his Carnivore’s Diet on the Maintenance Phase podcast. It is sublime.

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