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Canadian psychologist and Toronto University Professor Jordan Peterson has become known internationally due to the popularity of his “Maps of Meaning” lecture series, which explores the origins of modern value systems and Western civilisation in an attempt to examine their validity and relevance.
In an interview with Men’s Health, British actor Charlie Hunnam specifically heaped praise on noted Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson when discussing his new role in Netflix’s Triple Frontier, where he plays a former Special Forces operative.
“I’m a big fan of Jordan Peterson, as are a lot of people right now—he’s become quite an internet phenomenon, a card-carrying member of the intellectual dark web,” Hunnam said.
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He went on further by comparing the Special Forces “mentality” to Peterson’s way of thinking.
“I love the message that he promotes, which is “take your life seriously.” Carry as much responsibility as possible. I think in his words he says, ‘pick up the heaviest thing that you can and carry it’”, Hunnam added.
Twitter uses remained at loggerheads over the actor’s remarks, with some posting a spate of sarcastic messages about Hunnam being a Peterson fan.
So Charlie Hunnam is a fan of Jordan Peterson? Bloody hell, I have just lost my erection.
— Bernard Dayo (@BernardDayo) 16 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.
Charlie Hunnam loves Jordan Peterson what a day we’re having
— Rosie Knight (@RosieMarx) 15 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.
@KaiseratCB have you seen Charlie Hunnam’s support for that bigoted Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson? I’m so disappointed
— zora (@_raamsey) 16 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.
“charlie hunnam supports jordan peterson, card-carrying member of the intellectual dark web” is not what i was expecting to have to read with my own two eyes today, but… here we are, i guess
— julie! 🌹 (@VHALMTYR) 15 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.
Charlie Hunnam being into Jordan Peterson is a betrayal that I’ll never be able to get over.
— Sam Cohen (@CineTalksSam) 16 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.
Others, in contrast, noted that they also had a good opinion of the Canadian psychologist, describing him as “smart, articulate and data driven”.
Seriously, what could you possibly have against Jordan Peterson? Smart, articulate, data driven.
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— Michael Dennis (@MDENNISJOY) 17 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.
Look. I don’t know you but I think you have been very misinformed about Jordan Peterson. O
— Sherod Smallman (@Sherod99) 17 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.
@meghandemaria Jordan Peterson speaks hard truths. Not everyone is an over sensitive liberal trying to out progress the next person. Charlie Hunnam shouldn’t be getting hate for having a different point of view. That isn’t being inclusive at all.
— Josh Klinedinst (@KlinedinstJosh) 17 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.
People being mad at Charlie Hunnam for liking @jordanbpeterson is what’s wrong with this world. We need more of Jordan’s lessons in everyday life. Everyone who is outraged could learn from him.
— Forest bear (@Grantmeijer) 17 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.
What’s wrong with jordan Peterson?? He’s as nice as a teddy bear.
— UglyOne (@UglyOne10) 17 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.
I love listening to Jordan Peterson and admire his honesty.
I am a 72 year old woman!
— Judith Coker (@cokjuud) 17 марта ۲۰۱۹ г.