The Canadian podcast host shared a video of herself responding to the news — complete with a FaceTime call to her father for his reaction — that Wilde had referred to him as, among other things, a “pseudo-intellectual” and “king of the incels.”
— Mikhaila Peterson (@MikhailaFuller) September 3, 2022
“‘Don’t Worry Darling’ has been based off of my dad because apparently he’s ‘king of the incels,’” Peterson’s video began, and she went on to read a headline from Rolling Stone: “Chris Pine’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Character Inspired By Incel ‘Hero’ Jordan Peterson.”
“Frank was partly based on this insane man, Jordan Peterson, who is this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community,” she read on.
“Incel,” an abbreviation that means “involuntarily celibate,” describes a mostly online subculture of people who define themselves as unable to find a romantic partner — and typically blame the subset of people from whom that desired partner might come. A male heterosexual incel, for example, would blame all women when his attempts to attract a woman were unsuccessful.
“My dad is not pro-incel,” Mikhaila continued, splicing in a clip of her father speaking on the subject.
“So you’re a young man and all the women are rejecting you,” Jordan Peterson said in the clip. “Who’s got the problem? It’s not all the women. That’s a bad road to go down. If all the women are rejecting you, it’s you —”
As the clip wrapped up, however, Mikhaila’s phone began to buzz — and as luck would have it, her father was on the line and she was able to share the news with him.
“I’ve got hilarious news, almost as good as Red Skull,” she said as they connected via FaceTime. “You have been written in as the villain to Olivia Wilde’s new movie.”
Mikhaila went on to read the description aloud to her father, whose reaction was immediate.
“Wow!” he exclaimed. “I am the highest cited psychologist in the department at the University of Toronto by a large margin.”
“So ‘pseudo-intellectual’ isn’t how you would be described?” Mikhaila replied.
Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro summed the situation up in a simple tweet: “Olivia Wilde doesn’t like Jordan Peterson. Which may be the best Jordan Peterson endorsement I have ever heard.”
Olivia Wilde doesn't like Jordan Peterson. Which may be the best Jordan Peterson endorsement I have ever heard.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 6, 2022