Use code TPM for up to 66% off at MyPillow.com

ADVERTISEMENT

Jordan Peterson trolls Marvel comics for depicting him as supervillain

Rather than treating the caricature of his views as a good-faith criticism, Peterson instead chose to mock and troll the depiction of his work, with many of his followers jumping in as well.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Clinical psychology professor Dr. Jordan Peterson was handed a surprise earlier this week when it was brought to his attention that Red Skull, the Nazi-inspired supervillain in Marvel's Captain America comics, has taken "inspiration" from his beliefs in a new series of comic books authored by progressive activist Ta-Nehisi Coates.

While the depiction confused Peterson, who has long warned about the threats of right-wing and left-wing authoritarian ideologies alike, it did not come as a big surprise. Peterson has often been accused of having far-right sympathies by left-wing activists, accusations which contradict his long history of opposing ideological orientation in general.

Peterson and his fans have published a number of videos in which Peterson discusses Nazism and fascism, including one particularly viral video titles "Why Hitler was Even More Evil Than You Think" and another where he dissects the Nazi propaganda film "The Eternal Jew."

Rather than treating the caricature of his views as a good-faith criticism, Peterson instead chose to mock and troll the depiction of his work, with many of his followers jumping in as well. He's even launched his own line of merch inspired by the incident.

Many of the images shared by Peterson and his fans included his own quotes overlaid over images of the Nazi supervillain, attempting to demonstrate the absurdity of associating his ideas with those of a supervillain.

Ta-Nehisi Coates has not responded to the controversy surrounding his comic books.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me next month

To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
ADVERTISEMENT
© 2023 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy