Elon Musk Claims Twitter went Too Far by Suspending Jordan Peterson over Elliot Page Comments

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Elon Musk has claimed that Twitter went too far by suspending Jordan Peterson over his comments about Elliot Page.

The psychologist responded to an article about the actor celebrating his Umbrella Academy character transitioning from female to male on screen, reflecting his reality.

Many fans of the series have been supportive of this transition, however, Peterson was not.

The 60-year-old used Elliot’s dead name (referring to a trans person’s name given at birth) and claimed the actor had his ‘breasts removed by a criminal physician’.

The site flagged this tweet as ‘violating rules against hateful conduct’  and asked the psychologist to remove it. The site then suspended his account.

The Tesla CEO, who is currently in the process of buying the platform, has made it clear that he thought this decision was ‘way too far’. A user tweeted:

 “Did you see that JBP was recently banned from the bird app? Strange time.”

The billionaire responded:

 “Yeah, they’re going way too far in squashing dissenting opinions.”

Peterson spoke to The National Post and said he won’t be apologizing or removing the comments from his page. He also said:

“I penned an irritated tweet in response to one of the latest happenings on the increasingly heated culture war front,”

“There are no rules on Twitter except don’t do what we don’t like today.

“They are always applied post hoc by algorithms and idiots bent on maintaining their woke superiority.”

Peterson added that he would ‘rather die’ than remove his post.

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