Jordan Peterson's 'Up Yours, Woke Moralists' Speech Mocked Across Twitter

The video Jordan Peterson made to take a firm stance against "woke moralists" and Twitter has become a viral meme in itself.

The Canadian psychologist was suspended from Twitter recently for a tweet he posted about actor Elliot Page, in which Peterson deadnamed Page. Soon after, he posted a passionate video reply on his Instagram and YouTube channel where he said he'd "rather die" than delete the tweet to get himself back on the platform.

It's now a good job Peterson isn't on Twitter, as a snippet from that 15-minute speech has been adapted and repurposed for a series of memes there.

"Up yours, woke moralists. Let's see who cancels who," Peterson says in the clip, which is doing the rounds online.

The Twitter user @BradenIsBased appears to have been the first person to cut out the short clip and share it. After two days it has had over 5.9 million views and more than 142,000 likes. @BradenIsBased wrote in all caps: "I can't breathe this is the funniest thing I've ever heard," alongside the video.

Thousands of people retweeted it too, with some adding their own spin on it.

A surprising Kermit the Frog spin was put onto the video, as people compared Peterson's voice to that of the famous muppet.

"He really does sound like it Kermit the Frog got radicalized by divorce court," @BradenIsBased wrote, which seemed to inspire many others. @Uncle_authority overlayed the audio of Peterson onto a video of Kermit talking, which gained over 100,000 views.

Journalist Taylor Lorenz also reshared the video, adding the caption: "After posting for the 40th time about keeping the thermostat at 87 degrees."

The Hill Reporter Zack Budryk also found the humor in the video. "This is the exact energy of a kid who tries to use an anime attack on a bully," he wrote.

The faux situations kept on rolling in, using the same video clip. "Me after people find out I microwave my milk before I put it on my cereal," wrote @GrantOB and "Me when the IKEA employee tells me "Ma'am, the toilet is for display purpose only" wrote @LilithLovett.

Other users played with the format a little more. Comedian Dylan Adler performed their own interpretation, channeling Cruella de Vil in his version.

Others added laugh tracks, while some people mocked other bits of the speech.

British comedian Will Sebag-Montefiore held a pretend interview with Peterson, using his impassioned quotes as answers to his questions.

Peterson was given a temporary ban on Twitter earlier this month for writing: "Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal physician."

That tweet got him banned, but fellow conservative political commentator Dave Rubin also got banned from the platform for sharing a screenshot of Peterson's original tweet.

Jordan Peterson has yet to reply to Newsweek's request for comment.

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Jordan Peterson has gone viral on Twitter (L) after a clip was widely shared and mocked on the platform. The Canadian psychologist was suspended from Twitter recently for a tweet he posted about actor Elliot Page INstagram @jordan.b.peterson / @Getty Images