Jordan Peterson says he’d ‘rather die’ than remove tweet that got him suspended

Jordan Peterson, a conservative Canadian clinical psychologist, professor, and author stirred up the social media world recently with comments about Umbrella Academy actress Ellen Page, known now as Elliot Page.

His comments resulted in a suspension from Twitter, which he deemed was essentially a ban as he has the option of having his account reinstated if he agrees to take down the post that apparently violated Twitter’s hate speech policy. In a recent op-ed for The Daily Wire, Peterson argued why he believes Twitter overreached on this particular matter.

“Remember when Pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician,” is what Peterson wrote that got him in trouble with the Twitter censorship lords.

“I have essentially been banned from Twitter as a consequence. I say banned, although technically I have been suspended. But the suspension will not be lifted unless I delete the ‘hateful’ tweet in question, and I would rather die than do that,” Peterson wrote.

“And hopefully it will not come to that, although who the hell knows in these increasingly strange days?”

Twitter called his post “hateful conduct,” telling Peterson, “You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or serious disease. By clicking Delete, you acknowledge that your Tweet violated the Twitter Rules.”

Peterson, in his piece for The Daily Wire, picked apart Twitter’s message, piece by piece, arguing that he had, in fact, not committed any of the violations of which he was accused.

“And I’m not taking down that tweet, or ‘acknowledging’ that my tweet ‘violated the Twitter rules.’ Up yours, woke moralists. We’ll see who cancels who,” Peterson, in part, concluded.