Conservative psychologist Jordan Peterson got teary-eyed while responding to director Olivia Wilde’s remarks that he was the muse for the villain in her new film.
Wilde told Interview Magazine that Chris Pine’s villainous character in her new psychological thriller “Don’t Worry Darling,” was modeled after the Canadian “pseudo-intellectual” in early September.
“We based that character on this insane man, Jordan Peterson, who is this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community,” the second-time director said.
“They’re basically disenfranchised, mostly white men, who believe they are entitled to sex from women,” Wilde detailed. “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.”
“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,” she continued.
Peterson defended himself when Morgan asked him if he was “the intellectual hero” to incels.
“Sure. Why not?” Peterson said while getting visibly upset. “You know, people have been after me for a long time because I’ve been speaking to disaffected young men. You know, what a terrible thing to do, that is. I thought the marginalized were supposed to have a voice?”
The “Piers Morgan Uncensored” host pointed out that his guest was getting upset. “Well, God!” the YouTube star snapped back. “It’s very difficult to understand how demoralized people are, and certainly many young men are in that category.”
Peterson pointed out that the men classified as “incels” are insulted by society because “they don’t know how to make themselves attractive to women who are very picky.” While he believes it’s women’s right to “demand high standards” from their potential partners, the men are alienated by the casual mistreatment.
“It’s like they’re lonesome and they don’t know what to do, and everyone piles abuse on them,” he continued.
Peterson shared that he thought Wilde’s insults were “low-level,” after being painted as Marvel’s “magical super-Nazi” Red Skull by the media. “That was kind of the end of the insult. There’s no place past that,” he remarked.
The “Beyond Order” author addressed the “Booksmart” director’s “self-righteous” in a statement to the National Post on Sept. 3.
“Now, (Pine) has a reputation as quite an attractive man … so that could be worse,” he joked.
“I also hope that Chris Pine at least does the sartorial splendour of my very formal public wardrobe justice as he pillories me in the latest bit of propaganda disseminated by the woke, self-righteous bores and bullies who now dominate Hollywood, and who insist that the production of such tripe,” Peterson concluded.