‘Sorry. Not beautiful’: Jordan Peterson chased from Twitter after criticizing plus-sized SI swimsuit cover issue

The latest edition of the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has generated plenty of buzz over the “woke” magazine’s choice of models featured on the cover, particularly the inclusion of the plus-sized Yumi Nu who has drawn both raves and mockery from Twitter users.

The model and songwriter became the first plus-sized Asian to be so honored since the initial swimsuit issue hit newsstands back in 1964, joining celebrity superstar Kim Kardashian, billionaire Elon Musk’s 74-year-old mother Maye Musk, and Grammy award-winning singer Ciara as this year’s cover models.

One of those who criticized the inclusion of Nu is the controversial Canadian psychologist and YouTube personality Dr. Jordan Peterson, who tweeted “Sorry. Not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”

“It’s a conscious progressive attempt to manipulate & retool the notion of beauty, reliant on the idiot philosophy that such preferences are learned & properly changed by those who know better,” Peterson added in another tweet to a critic along with a link to an article, “but don’t let the facts stop you.”

Peterson’s criticism of Nu opened the door to a Twitter swarming by her defenders.

The pummeling appears to have gotten to Peterson who essentially cried uncle, announcing that he would be departing Twitter.

“I recently stopped accessing Twitter for three weeks as an experiment,” he wrote, “I had some of my staff post video links etc. It was a genuine relief. I started to read & write more. I started using it again, a few days ago, and I would say that my life got worse again almost instantly.”

“The endless flood of vicious insult is really not something that can be experienced anywhere else. I like to follow the people I know but I think the incentive structure of the platform makes it intrinsically and dangerously insane,” Peterson added.

He then said goodbye, “So I told my staff to change my password, to keep me from temptation, and am departing once again. If I have something to say I’ll write an article or make a video. If the issue is not important enough to justify that then perhaps it would be best to just let it go.”

Other Twitter users weighed in with their own takes.

“I was processing the surprise of it not being a real interview and that this was actually the SI cover reveal. I could not speak. I had full body chills. I was shaking, I was crying. They really got me good,” Nu told the New York Post of her reaction to learning that she would be on the cover of the swimsuit issue.

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