Jordan Peterson has been constantly vilified by the left.
His great “crime” was simply pushing back against the left’s radical ideas.
Now one Hollywood director accused Jordan Peterson of something insane.
Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson rose to international notoriety when he stood up to a Canadian bill that would compel people to use someone’s preferred pronoun.
Peterson rightly called out the compelled speech as an infringement on freedom of expression.
Six years later, the problem has only gotten worse.
Peterson has since opined on other issues that infuriate the left, namely denouncing communism and the excesses of modern feminism.
For those reasons, he will forever be persona non grata amongst leftist.
And Hollywood actress and director Olivia Wilde revealed that the villain in her new film Don’t Worry Darling was styled after Peterson.
Wilde said in an interview with actress Maggie Gyllenhaal that Peterson was a “pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community” despite having stellar credentials and many citations to his name.
“Incel” is an internet term for “involuntarily celibate,” referring to men who struggle to find intimate relationships for various reasons.
Wilde explained, “[Incels are] basically disenfranchised, mostly white men, who believe they are entitled to sex from women…And they believe that society has now robbed them — that the idea of feminism is working against nature, and that we must be put back into the correct place…They’re actually succeeding in many different ways…But this guy Jordan Peterson is someone that legitimizes certain aspects of their movement because he’s a former professor, he’s an author, he wears a suit, so they feel like this is a real philosophy that should be taken seriously.”
Wilde’s analysis could not be more wrong.
Peterson’s entire message is about personal responsibility, which the left finds offensive.
Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila responded to Wilde’s slander and decimated her false claims.
Coincidentally, Wilde has faced heat for her behavior while directing Don’t Worry Darling.
Lead actress Florence Pugh is reportedly angry with Wilde, and has done minimal press for the film.
One alleged point of contention was the inclusion of graphic sex scenes in the film.
Pugh explained in an interview, “When it’s reduced to your sex scenes, or to watch the most famous man in the world go down on someone, it’s not why we do it. It’s not why I’m in this industry.”
Also, Wilde began a romantic relationship with co-star and musician Harry Styles, which allegedly rankled Pugh.
According to BuzzFeed, “[S]ources claimed that Florence was ‘uncomfortable’ with the way that the new couple were ‘all over each other on set’ during filming, with it also theorized that Florence ‘had to direct parts’ of the movie as a result of Olivia’s growing romance.”
Wilde also threw actor Shia LaBeouf under the bus after he left the project.
Wilde claimed, “His process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions…He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require a combative energy, and I don’t personally believe that is conducive to the best performances.”
However, LaBeouf brought the receipts and showed that Wilde begged him to stay on the film.
He wrote, “You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I quit your film because your actors & I couldn’t find time to rehearse. I have included as a reminder the screenshots of our text exchange on that day…Firing me never took place, Olivia. And while I fully understand the attractiveness of pushing that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency that brings. It is not the truth.”
In addition to Wilde’s questionable behavior behind the scenes, the film has received mixed reviews.