DR JORDAN Peterson says he is leaving Twitter following a controversial tweet about plus-size swimsuit model Yumi Nu.
The announcement was posted to Peterson’s Twitter account on May 16, 2022.
Who is clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan B Peterson?
Jordan Bernt Peterson, 60, is a clinical psychologist, author and media personality from Alberta, Canada.
He is the author of the famous book Twelve Rules of Life: The Antidote to Chaos, which has been widely publicized in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Germany and France.
Peterson’s 12 rules are:
- stand up, shoulders straight
- Treat yourself like someone who has a responsibility to help
- Make friends with someone who wants the best for you
- Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not who you are today
- Don’t let your kids do anything that makes you dislike them
- Get your house in order before you criticize the world
- Pursue meaningful things, not expedients
- to be frank.Or at least don’t lie
- Assuming the person you’re listening to knows something you don’t
- speak accurately
- Don’t disturb your kids while they’re skateboarding
- When you meet a cat on the street, get a cat
Newsweek reported in January that Peterson appeared to defend Joe Rogan after scientists wrote an open letter debunking some of his claims about the Covid-19 virus.
In a Twitter post, Peterson writes, “Joe Rogan: The king of misinformation. That’s why so many prefer him over CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS (never lie or pretend) @JoeRogan Leave him @Spotify and censorship everywhere member.”
Why is Dr. Jordan Peterson leaving Twitter?
Peterson announced he was leaving Twitter after he tweeted negatively about the plus-size model on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
in a tweet Peterson posted a photo of model Yumi Nu on May 16 and wrote: “Sorry. Not pretty. No amount of authoritarian tolerance can change that.”
Just hours after making the comments, Peterson followed up in a series of tweets, saying he would be leaving the platform after trying to leave Twitter for three weeks.
He wrote that he kept his employees active on his account, but added that quitting Twitter “was a real relief.”
He added: “I started reading and writing more. I started using it again a few days ago and I would say my life got worse again almost immediately.”
He added: “Endless vicious floods [insults] It’s really not something you can experience anywhere else.
“I love following people I know, but I think the platform’s incentive structure makes it inherently and dangerously crazy.
“So I tell my staff to change my password so I don’t get tempted and leave again. If I have something to say, I’ll write an article or make a video.
“If the issue isn’t important enough to justify it, then it’s better to just let it go.”
Peterson said he will publish an article that further explores the reasons for his departure from Twitter.
What were Dr. Peterson’s previous health problems?
In 2020, Dr. Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, told The Sun that her father was recovering from an over-reliance on the anti-anxiety drugs benzodiazepines. A hospital in Serbia contracted Covid-19.
“He took a whole bunch, kind of pre-emptive, he took antivirals and stuff,” she said.
“I don’t know if it was necessary because his symptoms weren’t that severe – he didn’t have a cough, he had a mild fever, but they just put him on everything.
Mikhaila also said her father had pneumonia, the second time he had battled the disease this year.
“So now we’re taking a step back in terms of his recovery. Life is not good and it’s not good right now.”
She added, “He’s going to be fine, but he definitely took a step back, which is really unfortunate…it’s a disaster.”
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