Well, if that is what passes for intellectualism in some circles, we guess we’re pleased to remain low-brow!
If you haven’t heard ofJordan Peterson, contemplate your self lucky — and be at liberty in charge us for bringing his harebrained ideology into your life after this. The Canadian medical psychologist has made a reputation for himself over the previous couple years as a frontrunner of proper wing cultural thought — totally on his personal YouTube channel and as a visitor on Joe Rogan, the place he can preach to his coronary heart’s content material with out ever actually being questioned.
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But on Monday he picked a battle onTwitter that he wasat all times going to lose, and now he’s whining about it so arduous he’s threatening to depart the social media web site altogether.
OK, let’s rewind. On MondaySports Illustrated debuted their covers for his or her annual Swimsuit Issue, and one went to mannequin Yumi Nu, who simply made her debut within the journal final 12 months. It’s an enormous step for her as the primary plus-sized Asian-American mannequin to land the glory, which she shares with fellow 2022 cowl fashionsKim Kardashian,Ciara, andElon Musk‘s momMaye Musk.
— Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (@SI_Swimsuit) May 16, 2022
Well, previous Jordan suppose so. And he felt the necessity to inform us all that his opinion was the objectively right one — and the rest was Big Brother making an attempt to oppress you! For actual. He quote-tweeted a pic of the quilt, writing:
“Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”
“Authoritarian tolerance”? WTF is he even speaking about?! This is how that f**king Book of Henry child would reply to his mother saying, “Be nice.”
He wrote to 1 commenter, together with a hyperlink to articles on scientific research about attractiveness:
“Its a conscious progressive attempt to manipulate & retool the notion of beauty, reliant on the idiot philosophy that such preferences are learned & properly changed by those who know better. But dont let the facts stop you.”
Theinfo are, what you discover personally enticing are usually not essentially what others do, you solipsistic f**khead. Beauty is an goal metric and what’s truly, formally lovely simply occurs to align with what YOU like? Wow, what a genius!
This isn’t intellectualism, it’s like a parody of somebody who thinks they’re sensible as a result of they’re utilizing their bestest vocabulary phrases to espouse the identical bullying bulls**t dudebros have been utilizing to harm others for many years. He’s simply saying “ew, a fatty” however in a means designed to win him a Scrabble sport — and, extra importantly, extra creepy incel followers for his model.
Thankfully tons of parents onTwitter had been fast to shout his ass down, writing feedback like:
“There’s no better illustration of Jordan Peterson’s seriousness as a thinker than ‘it’s tyranny when a woman doesn’t give me a boner’”
“These authoritarians are forcing us to accept people as they are What a hellscape”
“If Jordan Peterson found me hot I would end it all thats a wrap on life for me”
“Standards of beauty change over time. Plus you posted two studies that dont substantiate your point”
“Jordan Peterson imagining an “authoritarian tolerance” is making an attempt to pressure him to discover a explicit lady enticing is perhaps essentially the most platonically excellent instance of this phenomenon of the brittle debate posture you get from individuals who mistake their subjectivity for objectivity.”
Even lots of his followers responded to the tweet telling him it was offsides.
Jordan Peterson followers weren’t a rocking together with his latest tweet pic.twitter.com/wQxmH6cijS
— Right Wing Cope (@RightWingCope) May 17, 2022
There had been additionally, in fact, loads of people tweeting photographs of the person himself subsequent to his personal phrases:
Sorry. Not lovely. And no quantity of authoritarian tolerance goes to vary that pic.twitter.com/XGIk7b1kLu
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) May 16, 2022
Yeah, there… there was lots of that. It’s not a pleasant approach to get the purpose throughout, however it’s the door he opened. He selected the tiger as an alternative of the woman.
Hilariously, the thin-skinned pseudo-academic did what bullies at all times do after they get hit again: he ran away! After only a couple hours of bashing he wrote:
“The endless flood of vicious insult is really not something that can be experienced anywhere else. I like to follow the people I know but I think the incentive structure of the platform makes it intrinsically and dangerously insane.”
He formally “quit” Twitter, writing:
“I told my staff to change my password, to keep me from temptation and am departing once again. If I have something to say Ill write an article or make a video. If the issue is not important enough to justify that then perhaps it would be best to just let it go.”
Yes, good concept. Stick to articles and movies the place nobody can debate you. You can simply spew the identical previous vitriol that you just dressed up in tweed and leather-based elbow patches and also you’ll by no means have to listen to about it when anybody disagrees with you. Because tutorial concepts shouldn’t have to face as much as rigorous scrutiny, proper?
Of course, saying he was quitting Twitter solely acquired him mocked WAY extra mercilessly. Here’s a really small sampling:
“Jordan Peterson is quitting Twitter because he tried to fat shame a cover model and his mentions got too hot to handle. lmaooo what a hero”
“Jordan Peterson is the sort of man who will denigrate the body of a Sports Illustrated model on Twittera model whose appearance on the cover of SI is specifically intended to combat the toxicity of social mediaand literal hours later complain about the toxicity of social media.”
“Jordan Peterson going out of his way to publicly call a woman he doesn’t know and who did nothing to him unattractive and then making a big show of leaving the platform over his own hurt feelings in response to the pushback is entirely on-brand for King of the Incels.”
Hilariously, the perfect response was written by Yumi Nu herself. And she wrote it preemptively; it’s within the very journal she’s overlaying. As a part of her cowl profile, she wrote about physique shaming:
“Even here in the U.S., where a lot of the fashion industry has become more inclusive toward people with bodies like mine in the last few years, some people — for example, designers at certain high-fashion houses and dumb, angry guys on the internet, among others — just haven’t quite figured out yet that people who look like me belong.”
[Image via Yumi Nu/Instagram/Channel 4/YouTube.]