Jordan Peterson's Daughter Says 'Crying Adults' at Publisher of New Book Should Be Fired

Jordan Peterson's daughter says the Penguin Random House Canada employees who reportedly cried in a meeting after the publisher announced it was publishing his new book should be fired.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Mikhaila Peterson shared a link to the Vice report that detailed the outcry among staff at the publishing giant over the decision to publish Peterson's new book, a follow-up to the bestselling 12 Rules for Life, in March next year.

According to the report, "several" employees confronted management in a bid to have the book's release canceled during an internal town hall meeting on Monday.

One employee told the outlet that "people were crying in the meeting about how Jordan Peterson has affected their lives," while another described him as an "icon of hate speech and transphobia."

“... staff CRIED and expressed dismay with the decision to publish 'Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.'”

How to improve business in 2 steps:
Step 1: identify crying adults
Step 2: fire

Penguin Staff Confront Publisher About New Jordan Peterson Book -

— Mikhaila Peterson (@MikhailaAleksis) November 24, 2020

Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist who self-styled as the "professor against political correctness," is known for his controversial views on cultural and political issues, including transgender rights.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Mikhaila Peterson, who hosts a podcast, suggested Penguin Random House Canada would improve its business if it terminated the employees who reacted emotionally.

"How to improve business in 2 steps: Step 1: identify crying adults," she wrote. "Step 2: fire."

She shared a link to the article in another tweet, along with a link to pre-order the new book, titled Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, on Amazon. That tweet was shared by her father.

Peterson was trending on Twitter on Wednesday, with others also mocking the crying employees.

Conservative pundit Candace Owens also called for their firing, likening "woke employees" to cancer cells.

"You do not compromise with a cancer cell. You destroy it before it attempts to multiple and destroy you," she tweeted.

In another tweet, Owens said business owners being "confronted" by employees making demands was "a fast-track to unemployment for those of us that have a spine."

But others expressed sympathy for the employees.

Canadian author Scaachi Koul wrote on Twitter: "Penguin Random House Canada was one of the first places that took my work seriously; I love them and their team a lot. But: their decision to continue to publish Jordan Peterson—over the objections of their staff—is a collossal bummer."

In a statement to Vice, Penguin Random House Canada said it was "committed to publishing a range of voices and viewpoints."

It added: "We are open to hearing our employees' feedback and answering all of their questions."

The publisher and Mikhaila Peterson have been contacted for additional comment.

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Jordan Peterson at The Cambridge Union on November 02, 2018 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Chris Williamson/Getty Images