Joe Rogan calls out Jordan Peterson over Elliot Page tweet that got him kicked off Twitter
Zachary Levi described Peterson as a man of "integrity".
Joe Rogan has once again been trending on Twitter after calling out Jordan Peterson for dead-naming Umbrella Academy frontman Elliot Page.
Rogan, who is no stranger to inflammatory and deliberately divisive rhetoric, spoke on the incident alongside Shazam actor Zachary Levi.
On his controversial podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Levi and the 54-year-old sports commentator said Peterson's recent Twitter ban was ultimately because he dead-named Page.
"Remember when pride was a sin? And [dead name] just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician," the 60-year-old clinical psychologist wrote.
While Levi did dub Peterson a deep thinker and a man with "a lot of integrity", he also spoke about how the Canadian has "his own things that people have issues with." That's putting it lightly.
"Like, I get it. Nobody's perfect," he added. Rogan continued: "He's kicked off Twitter right now. "I think that was the number one thing. The dead-naming."
“My friend [standup comedian] Brian Simpson had a very good thing to say about that. He was like: ‘I come to you for like heavy-duty intellectual shit.’ He goes: ‘Not for this.’ Like this is not a thing to be getting offended about.”
But in the process, Rogan dead-named the actor himself, leading many to speak out on social media. Others were frustrated that Rogan diminished Peterson's attack to be just about dead-naming.
Reminder that Jordan Peterson didn't *just* deadname & misgender Elliot Page in that tweet...
He also called him sinful for being proud of who he is, & said that him having gender-affirming surgery was a crime
Real dark, hateful, fascistic shit right there
— Strewth 🏳️⚧️ (@StrewthQueen) July 3, 2022
Levi continued to say: "It's sad, man, because again, it's just like, there's a lot of fear and pain on all that. All the side of all that too."
On the wider debate surrounding gender identity, which Rogan has contributed to himself, he said: "[It] riles people up.
"They start thinking it's a mistake... They start thinking all kinds of things." He also said that everyone is for "everybody doing whatever they want to do" until it's gender.