Page announced in 2020 that he was transgender and would henceforth be known as Elliot
Jordan Peterson has reportedly been suspended from Twitter for violating the platform’s rules with a post about transgender actor Elliot Page, “against hateful conduct.”
Screenshots from the Canadian clinical psychologist’s account show the disputed tweet, which reads:
“Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician.”
According to a source close to the Oscar-nominated actor, Peterson, 60, is guilty of “deadnaming” the 25-year-old “Umbrella Academy” star.
Peterson, who joined the conservative podcast Daily Wire on Thursday, is well-known for his anti-trans stance.
On Joe Rogan’s podcast, he claimed that being transgender is a “contagion” equivalent to “satanic ritual abuse.”
Conservative political commentator Dave Rubin shared screenshots of the deleted tweet on his Twitter account, writing,
“The insanity at Twitter continues,” he writes, adding that Peterson “just told me he would never” delete the tweet. Paging @elonmusk.“
Mikhaila Peterson, Peterson’s daughter, also posted screenshots of the tweets online, criticizing Twitter and Elon Musk, who has been working to acquire the social media platform.
“Wow. @jordanbpeterson got a twitter strike. No more Twitter until he deletes the tweet. Definitely not a free speech platform at the moment @elonmusk,” She wrote.
Twitter has been contacted for comment by The Washington Post.
This is the latest squabble between the 60-year-old and the little blue bird form of social media.
Peterson boldly announced in May that he was “quitting” the platform after being called out for shaming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Yumi Nu, writing of the plus-size model’s cover debut:
“Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”
Meanwhile, Twitter has a history of throwing people, and even entire organizations, off the platform for not respecting trans people’s identities, according to Fox News.
According to a new poll released this week, the majority of Americans believe a person’s gender cannot be changed, highlighting the public’s complicated view of transgender issues.
A Pew Research Center survey says 60% of adults think “a person’s gender is determined by the sex assigned at birth.”
This represents a four-point increase over the previous year—56 percent in 2021—and a six-point increase over 54 percent in 2017.
The results of this research conclude, “No single demographic group is driving this change, and patterns in who is more likely to say this are similar to what they were in past years.”
According to the poll, 86% of Republicans and those leaning to the right believe gender is determined by the sex assigned at birth, compared to 38% of Democrats and those leaning to the left.
However, according to the survey, 64% of respondents would support legislation to protect transgender people from discrimination in jobs, housing, and public spaces.
It was also stated that “roughly eight out of ten U.S. adults believe there is some discrimination against transgender people in our society.”