The podcaster recently made headlines for a one-sided feud with Joe Rogan over Covid-19
YouTuber and podcaster Ethan Klein has announced that he has deleted two previous interviews he conducted “years ago” with psychologist Jordan Peterson, describing the author as providing a “dangerous gateway” to extremist views.
In a tweet on Friday, Klein admitted that Peterson had been a “interesting” guest with whom he had “appreciated” speak, but said he had since become familiar with his political views, which he said spread transphobia and misinformation about Covid-19.
“I can see he is a dangerous gateway to the alt-right, transphobia and Covid [misinformation]”, The “H3 Podcast” host tweeted about Peterson, telling his followers that the interviews had been deleted.
Years ago I interviewed Jordan Peterson before I knew his politics – he was an interesting guest who I loved to sit with. But, especially now, I can see he’s a dangerous gateway to the alt-right, transphobia, and covid misinformation. I deleted both interviews today.
— Ethan Klein (@h3h3productions) January 14, 2022
Klein’s decision was questioned by some on social media, however, including Peterson himself, who warned the podcaster that these “who engage in cancel culture usually live to regret it.”
“You will be held to higher and higher standards and soon impossible to maintain by the very crowd you currently wish to please”, Peterson wrote. “Then you will make a mistake, and they will devour you. With joy. Please take this warning seriously. I liked you.”
You will be held to increasingly higher ethical standards that will soon be impossible to maintain by the very crowd you currently wish to please. Then you will make a mistake, and they will devour you. With joy. Please take this warning seriously. I liked you.
— Dr. Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) January 15, 2022
Klein replied to Peterson, saying he found it “interesting” and “friendly” as a person, but could not tolerate his views on Covid vaccination policies, which he said he did not want to be a “pipeline.”
As a person, I found you friendly and our conversations very interesting and insightful, but I’m just not comfortable being outside of a pipeline leading to takes like this. pic.twitter.com/cAsUZD7obx
— Ethan Klein (@h3h3productions) January 15, 2022
Klein recently slammed Ultimate Fighting Championship commentator and fellow podcaster Joe Rogan, who has hosted Peterson on his show on several occasions. He accused Rogan of spreading misinformation about vaccines and dubbed him a “Holy shit” without authority to speak on health issues, which prompted a rapid response on Twitter.
Klein’s stance against Peterson has earned him similar criticism online, with some accusing the YouTuber of piggybacking on controversial political topics in order to have social media. “collapses” which then earned him publicity.
I don’t know who this person is but there are plenty of them. @jordanbpeterson is a mensch in every possible way. Jordan, ignore these fools. Believe me, sometimes I have a hard time ignoring the slanders, haters, and parasites, but I quickly come to my senses and move on. Well done buddy. https://t.co/7h5kMfyXdl
—Gad Saad (@GadSaad) January 15, 2022
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