Jordan Peterson had a tweet he made about Ellen Page (now known as Elliott Page) flagged by Twitter, with the platform claiming it was hate speech and that he must delete it to be permitted back on the platform.
In a video for Daily Wire, which signed Peterson to a podcast deal after his Twitter suspension, Peterson addressed the “irritated tweet” and said he stands by the controversial statement.
In the original tweet, Peterson said Page “just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician.” Elliott Page previously went by Ellen Page, and announced his transition in 2020.
“Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician,” Peterson tweeted.
In an interview with the Daily Wire, Peterson said he would “rather die” than delete the tweet:
I’ve 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 and hopefully it will not come to that, although who the hell knows in these increasingly strange days.