That Peterson’s fans hold opinions such as those above is perhaps unsurprising. The psychologist has garnered controversy for comparing trans activists with Chairman Mao, arguing that men have protected women throughout history rather than oppressed them, and advocating ‘enforced monogamy’, among other lovely ideas.
While he has never expressed mistrust in vaccinations or claimed that coronavirus is not real, his politics are part of a right-wing political playbook that often involves anti-vax views.
And so, his fans wiped their tears using pages ripped from Peterson’s bible 12 Rules For Life:
@jordanbpeterson I feel a great disturbance in the Force...I fear something terrible has happened.