The Sports Illustrated The Swimsuit Issue 2022 has been released, but author Jordan Peterson is upset about the cover featuring plus-size singer and model Yumi Nu, and is being dragged online for it.
Sharing a tweet on the Nu cover, Peterson wrote, “Sorry. Not pretty. No amount of authoritarian tolerance will change.”
Peterson’s tweet garnered more than 4,000 responses, 11,800 likes, and 1,500 quoted tweets, a large portion of which was negative.
“Also, ‘authoritarian’? Chunky women on magazine covers? Sounds like a parody of yours,” wrote YouTuber Vaush.
Campster wrote, in a fake Peterson-inspired quote: “In the dialectic between chaos and order, masculine and feminine, man and lobsters…certain archetypes emerge across cultures as recurring narrative metaphors. Fall from grace. Catastrophic flood.” writing style. “In this case, we see, uh, the nerd criticizing someone outside of his range.”
PropheticQuest wrote: “Just what I need today–a random act of meanness that urges us to see less beauty in the world than we might have in any other state.”
Twitter user gray_sphere replied With a screenshot of one of Peterson’s 2017 tweets, he wrote, “91% of those who watch my videos are male. Why? Why so few women?”
Although many of the tweets came from people who were already critical of Peterson, some of his fans also questioned his original comment.
Sheesh. jordanbpeterson [grimacing emoji] Big fan here. I find my girlfriend with a body type like this very beautiful. Order it a little again my friend,” wrote @staplesx2.
DeLeeuwIsLosNL wrote: “I think it’s a little tricky for Jordan to tweet. You can leave this alone for people who find her beautiful (although I don’t agree with the political correctness behind it all, of course).”
Lea_Erikson wrote: “I like you JB, but take the L here. It’s beautiful.”
“You didn’t need to comment on this. If people agreed with you, they wouldn’t buy it and supply/demand would fix this really fast. You’re a brilliant guy but don’t judge people..if they can’t fix something about themselves in 5 seconds..no Say anything,” @DanielKeough9 wrote.
Peterson also had some advocates, such as then-President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Gina Ellis.
“Anger misses the point: You don’t have to agree to the system narrative if you don’t actually agree. @jordanbpeterson, like everyone else, can decide for himself that he doesn’t think she’s beautiful. Stop forcing us to agree with you in the name of ‘tolerance’,” Ellis tweeted.
However, Yumi Nu probably had the best comment.
“Mad hoes [nail painting emoji] [calm smile emoji]I wrote a retweet quote of Peterson’s original tweet.
No said to New York Post Although she designed in her childhood, she was not sure if there was a place for her in the industry.
“I wasn’t sure where [modeling] The industry was trending. I guess I was a size 10 at the time, and the only people working were either a size 2 or a size 14. I really had my sights set on music, but then the industry left more room for me to be a part of it. Once the inclusion trends came up, it was easier for me to make a living and work through it. She was like, “Oh, there are so many possibilities, and there’s no limit to what anyone can do now,” she said.
specifically talking about Sports Illustrated I’m on cloud nine. It’s something I can prepare for. It’s unexpected. I feel like we’re in a place now where people are making room for more variety on magazine covers. It’s an important time for Asian-American people in the medium,” she said, of the swimwear issue. Media. I know I play a huge role in representation of body diversity and ethnic diversity, and I love being a model and representative of the plus-size Asian community.”
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