Jordan Peterson Chokes Up During Piers Morgan Interview: ‘I Thought The Marginalized Were Supposed To Have A Voice’
Jordan Peterson, who just joined DailyWire+, sat down with Megan Basham for an exclusive interview
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Renowned psychologist Jordan Peterson choked up during a recent interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan as he questioned why he is often vilified for trying to give a voice to the marginalized.

In an appearance on “Piers Morgan: Uncensored” that aired Tuesday, the pair discussed a range of topics including Olivia Wilde’s film, “Don’t Worry Darling,” and her claim that she had modeled the movie’s villain after Peterson.


“I want to ask you this quickly, the film director Olivia Wilde has a new movie out, which she says is based on you, this ‘insane man, a pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community,’ incel being these weirdo, loner men who are despicable in many ways,” Morgan began. “Is that you? Are you the intellectual hero to these people?”

“Sure, why not?” Peterson said in measured tones after a long pause. “People have been after me for a long time because I’ve been speaking to disaffected young men. You know, what a terrible thing to do that is.”

Peterson choked up then, his voice breaking slightly as he added, “I thought the marginalized were supposed to have a voice?”

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

“Well, God, you know, it’s very difficult to understand how demoralized people are, and certainly many young men are in that category,” Peterson said. “And you get these casual insults, ‘these incels,’ what does it mean? It’s like, well, these men, they don’t know how to make themselves attractive to women — who are very picky, and good for them. That’s your gift, man. Women, be picky. Demand high standards from your men. Fair enough.

“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 added.

Morgan asked again whether the insult from Wilde — the fact that she had based a movie villain on him — had “stung.” Peterson dismissed it as “low-level,” as insults go.

“Once I got painted as RedSkull, you know, magical super-Nazi,” Peterson said, referring to a Captain America issue in which the act-villain was a clear parody of Peterson. “That was kind of the end of the insults, there’s no place past that.”

He went on to say that after seeing the preview for Wilde’s film, he actually thought he might like to see it.

“Perhaps I will,” he laughed.

Morgan then backtracked a bit, saying, “You’ve been so controlled today, yet in that brief moment you got very emotional: why?”

“It’s really something to see, constantly, how many people are dying for lack of an encouraging word,” Peterson replied.

Peterson, who recently began a multi-year partnership with DailyWire+, also announced a limited-series podcast aimed at young men titled, “Dragons, Monsters, & Men.”

Watch the full interview here:

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