Jordan Peterson has caused anger on the internet by using an image of Goddess Kali inappropriately.

Jordan Peterson’s recent tweet featuring an image of the Hindu goddess Kali has sparked anger and backlash across the internet. Despite the fact that the tweet’s message was unclear, it was apparent that Peterson’s intentions were not positive towards the goddess.

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For those who are not familiar with Jordan Peterson, he is a self-proclaimed “classic British liberal” and “traditionalist.” However, many media outlets have labeled him as right-wing.

To provide some context, an anti-LGBT activist judge was invited to speak at Stanford University, which resulted in protests from students and the Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The individual who originally posted the video was an extreme right-wing alumnus who is anti-mask and possibly anti-LGBT, and he referred to the DEI dean using derogatory language. Peterson then shared this tweet, along with an image of Goddess Kali, and the caption “Sheer unadulterated narcissism in action. I care SO MUCH the devouring mother arises from the underworld.”

While the meaning behind Peterson’s words remains unclear, the replies to the tweet suggest that he may have been misappropriating the image of Goddess Kali to criticize the DEI dean, who is a black woman. It is also possible that he was suggesting that the dean and protestors believe themselves to be superior to the judge, preventing him from speaking. Alternatively, he may have been implying that the act of protest by the DEI dean will lead to her being worshipped.

Regardless of his intentions, many Indians were rightfully outraged by Peterson’s tweet, which they saw as a derogatory and disrespectful portrayal of the Hindu religion.

It is possible that Peterson’s accidental reference of the DEI dean as the goddess Kali, who symbolizes the eradication of impurities from the earth, could be an appropriate comparison. However, he should have conducted better research before making such a reference.

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