Jordan Peterson breaks down in tears after being labelled the ‘intellectual hero for the incel community’
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Controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson teared up while talking about Olivia Wilde labelling him an 'insane' man and a 'pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community'.
During a recent episode of Piers Morgan Uncensored, Peterson was asked how he really felt about Wilde basing the villain of Don’t Worry Darling on him.
Morgan asked: "Is that you? Are you the intellectual hero to these people?"
Peterson replied with a snarky remark, before breaking down into tears.
"Sure, why not. People have been after me for a long time because I have been speaking to young men, what a terrible thing to do," he said.
Through the tears, he added: "I thought the marginalised were supposed to have a voice?"
Despite his emotions spilling over, Peterson continued and even launched an attack against the 'incel' brand.
"God, you know. It’s very difficult to understand how demoralised people are, and certainly many young men are in that category," he said.
"And you get these casual insults, these 'incels' - what does it mean? It’s like these men, they don’t know how to make themselves attractive to women - who are very picky."
He pointed out that it is fair enough that women want to be picky and 'demand high standards' from the men they choose.
"Good for them ... [and] fair enough," he said.
"But all these men who are alienated it’s like, they’re lonesome and they don’t know what to do and everyone piles abuse on them.”
Peterson's tear-filled interview comes after the Don’t Worry Darling director revealed the movie's villain Frank, played by Chris Pine, was based on the Canadian self-help book author.
"We based that character on this insane man, Jordan Peterson, who is this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community," Wilde told Interview Magazine.
The actor and director then defined incels as 'disenfranchised, mostly white men who believe they are entitled to sex from women'.
She added: "This guy Jordan Peterson is someone that legitimises certain aspects of [the incel] 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."
Morgan asked Peterson if the comments made by Wilde 'stung' him.
"By that time, as far as critique goes, that was kind of low level," Peterson admitted.
"I mean, once I got painted as 'Red Skull', you know, a magical super Nazi, that was kind of the end of the insults. There’s no place past that."
He added that when Wilde revealed that Pine's character was based on him, the first thing he did was watch a trailer for the movie which he said he 'quite liked'.
"I thought, 'I would go see that movie, probably'," Peterson told Morgan.
"And perhaps I will. It didn’t really bother me."
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