Jordan Peterson has reportedly been suspended from Twitter following a report about transgender actor Elliot Page violating the platform’s rules “against hateful conduct”.
Screenshots posted online show the related tweet from the Canadian clinical psychologist’s report, which reads: “Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal doctor.”
Page came out as transgender in 2020 and announced that he would now be known as Elliot. Peterson, 60, is guilty of “deadnaming” the 25-year-old star of the “Umbrella Academy,” a source close to the Oscar-nominated actor told The Post.
Peterson, who joined the staff of conservative podcast outlet Daily Wire on Thursday, is notorious for being anti-transmission. He once claimed on Joe Rogan’s podcast that being transgender is the result of a “contagion” and akin to “satanic ritual abuse.”
Conservative political commentator Dave Rubin posted screenshots of the deleted tweet online, writing, “The madness continues on Twitter,” claiming that Peterson “just told me he will ‘never’ delete the tweet. Call @elonmusk.”
Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila, also posted screenshots of the tweets online, targeting Twitter and Elon Musk, who has been working to acquire the social media platform.
“Wow. @jordanbpeterson went on Twitter strike. No more twitter until he deletes the tweet. Absolutely no free speech platform at the moment @elonmusk,” she wrote.
The Post has reached out to Twitter representatives for comment.
This is the latest in a series of issues the 60-year-old has had with the little blue bird’s social media platform. In May, Peterson boldly announced that he was “quitting” the platform after being sued for shaming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Yumi Nu, writing of the plus-size poser’s cover debut: “Sorry. Not pretty. And none. some degree of authoritarian tolerance will change that.”
Meanwhile, Twitter has a history of launching individuals and even entire organizations, including the Babylon Bee, off the platform for disrespecting transgender identities, Fox News reported.
A majority of Americans believe a person’s gender cannot be changed, according to a new poll, which highlights the public’s complicated view of transgender issues.
The survey released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center found that 60% of adults say “a person’s gender is determined by the sex assigned at birth.” This is an increase of four points from the previous year – 56% in 2021 – and an increase of six points from 54% in 2017.
“No demographic group is driving this change, and patterns in who’s saying this earlier are similar to what they’ve been in years past,” the Pew survey said.
The survey found that 86% of Republicans and those who lean Republican believe gender is determined by the gender assigned at birth, compared to 38% of Democrats and those who lean Democratic.
However, the survey found that 64 percent of respondents would support legislation to protect transgender people from discrimination in jobs, housing and public spaces. And it noted that “about eight in 10 American adults say there is at least some discrimination against transgender people in our society.”