Jordan Peterson Cried After Discovering He Inspired ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Villain

Wilde described him as a "pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community", and where is the lie?

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Word on the street is that Olivia Wilde made Jordan Peterson cry, so consider me a pro-Wilder, folks!

The blubbering came during an interview on Piers’ Morgan show Uncensored, after Morgan asked him about Olivia Wilde’s comment that he inspired Don’t Worry Darling‘s villain, Frank (Chris Pine), going on to describe Peterson as a “pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community”.

Asked by Morgan if he was being lionised by men who are “despicable in many ways”, Peterson replied, “Sure, why not. People have been after me for a long time because I’ve been speaking to disaffected young men — what a terrible thing to do, that is”.

After a long lull in which his eyes filled with tears, Peterson said, “I thought the marginalised were supposed to have a voice.”

“It’s making you emotional, talking about it,” Morgan observed.

“Well GOD you know,” Peterson squawked back. “It’s very difficult to understand how demoralised people are, and many young men are in that category, and you get these casual insults, these ‘incels’, and what do they mean? It’s like these men, they don’t know how to make themselves attractive to women, who are very picky, and good for them. Women, be picky. That’s your gift, man.”

Of course, incels aren’t just sad boys who can’t get women to like them; the word describes men who hate women — particularly the ones they feel attracted to — and believe they’re entitled to have access to their bodies. As Jia Tolentino pithily writes in The New Yorker, “incels aren’t really looking for sex, they’re looking for absolute male supremacy”.

Watch the full interview below.

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