Jordan Peterson suspended from Twitter for using 'inappropriate pronoun'

Jordan Peterson faz uma palestra na Hungria, em 2019.
Jordan Peterson gives a lecture in Hungary, in 2019.| Photo: EFE/Zoltan Balogh

Twitter has suspended the account of Canadian clinical psychologist, university professor and author Jordan Peterson. The block was made because Peterson would have used the pronoun “inappropriate” when referring to transgender actor Elliot Page (formerly called Ellen).1111111111111

The academic used the pronoun “her” when referring to the Canadian actor who identifies himself as a man. The tweet read: “Remember when pride was a sin? Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal doctor.” The platform notified Peterson that his comments violated rules against hateful conduct and gender identity violence.1111111111111 Peterson is a big critic of “cancel culture”, political correctness and gender identity politics, especially Canadian law C-16, which criminalizes discrimination against transsexuals, transvestites and “non-binary people”. In books, interviews and videos, the psychologist declares that he considers this legislation an “outrage to freedom of expression” and a “pretext for censorship initiatives”.1111111111111

On his YouTube channel, Peterson explains the ban on Twitter, refusing to delete the tweet and criticizing the platform’s “moralists lacradores”, pointing to a censorship attitude. “It is clear that I did not promote any violence”, says the psychologist.

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