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Twitter reportedly removed Jordan Peterson’s tweet about Elliot Page

A tweet by Jordan Peterson about actor Elliot Page was reportedly removed for violating the social media platform’s rules against hateful behavior.

The Canadian psychologist and author received widespread recognition for voicing his conservative political and cultural opinions in the late 2010s.

Now Peterson seems to have been disciplined for a recent tweet about Page which read: “Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal doctor.”

The tweet is no longer available and appears to have been replaced with the message “This tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”

On Wednesday (June 29), commentator Dave Rubin claimed Twitter had “suspended” Peterson over his comment.

“The madness continues on Twitter. @jordanbpeterson got banned because of this tweet about Ellen Page,” Rubin wrote.

“He just told me he will ‘never’ delete the tweet. paging @elonmusk…” .

Rubin included a screenshot of Peterson’s original tweet below the “Delete Tweet” warning with a statement below that said “Violating our rules against hateful behavior.”

“You must not promote, threaten, or harass violence against other people based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, age, disability, or serious illness.”

The Independent has reached out to Peterson’s rep for comment.

Tweet screenshot of Jordan Peterson

(Dr. Jordan B. Peterson/Twitter/Screenshot)

Earlier this year, during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Peterson claimed that being transgender is a “contagion” akin to “satanic ritual abuse.”

Meanwhile, a month ago in May, Peterson announced he was leaving Twitter after being bombarded with “an endless barrage of vicious insults” over his critical tweet from a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover mockup.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/jordan-peterson-elliot-page-twitter-delete-b2113127.html Twitter reportedly removed Jordan Peterson’s tweet about Elliot Page

JOE HERNANDEZ

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