“Bye for now.”
dr Jordan Peterson – who was accused of shaming Yumi Nu, the cover model of the latest Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue – in controversial tweets on Monday – has taken to Twitter.
The University of Toronto professor announced his departure on the social media platform, where he has nearly three million followers – just hours after the uproar.
be while Account is still active, the 59-year-old wrote that he was “quitting” the Twitterverse after receiving backlash for hating Nu’s magazine photoshoot.
“The endless barrage of vicious insults is truly unparalleled,” said the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. tweeted monday night “I like to follow people I know, but I think the incentive structure of the platform makes them intrinsically and dangerously insane.”
While his account is still active, Peter said he has instructed his staff to keep him off social media.
“I’ve told my staff to change my password to save me from temptation and I’m leaving,” he added. “If I have something to say, I write an article or make a video. If the issue isn’t important enough to justify it, maybe it would be best to just let it go.”
in his last tweetPeterson concluded that he plans to “write an article very soon on the technical reasons why Twitter is driving us all crazy. Bye for now.”
On Monday, the fans at Peterson came after him Quote-Tweeted the story from The Post on Nu’s cover debut, he wrote, “Sorry. Not nice. No amount of authoritarian tolerance will change that.”
“‘Authoritarian’? Chunky women on magazine covers? You sound like a parody of yourself.” a Twitter user replied the native Canadian.
“It’s a deliberate progressive attempt to manipulate and reshape the notion of beauty, based on the idiotic philosophy that such preferences are learned and properly altered by those who know better,” the father-of-two shot back, alongside two articles about scientific studies on attractiveness. “But don’t let the facts stop you,” he said.
Other users were unhappy with his comments, urging him to delve into the history of beauty standards.
“Beauty standards change over time. Also, you have published two studies that do not support your position.” a commenter explained.
“He’s always been a parody of an ‘intellectual’ psychologist, dummies.” said another.