Jordan Peterson claims MSNBC anchor Mehdi Hasan is ‘not really brown and more a light tan’ after host’s monologue about Jacksonville Neo-Nazi mass shooter
Jordan Peterson has sparked controversy after claiming MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan is “not really brown” after the host’s monologue about the neo-Nazi mass shooter.
The controversial Canadian psychologist, 61, posted on social media page X after Hasan shared a monologue following the racist attack in Jacksonville, Florida.
In it, the 44-year-old newscaster said, “This brown Muslim is asking the white conservative community to get your house in order.
“Go hard on the hate preachers you’ve been supporting, condemn the right of white supremacist ideology.”
In response, Peterson posted on social media, “You’re not really brown. More like a light brown color. Just like ‘white people’. Besides, you are by definition a white friend.’
Portrait of Jordan Peterson at The Cambridge Union on November 2, 2018 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The controversial Canadian psychologist posted on social media page X after Hasan shared a monologue following the recent racist shooting in Jacksonville, Florida
Hasan quickly fired back at Peterson, posting, “There’s nothing to see here, just Jordan Peterson, a white man, telling me I’m not brown, but actually white.”
“And how am I ‘by definition’ a white person?”
This prompted Peterson to subsequently post, “You are not black and you are not Asian. What’s left? Caucasian.’
“It’s not that hard and I didn’t call you white. Not that I care. I pointed out that your real color is brown, which is more or less like mine.
“And that idiot, ‘a white man’, implying I have no right to notice, whatever your skin color is, is not in the least bit intimidating or destructive as far as I’m concerned.”
On X, users hit back at Peterson for his comments towards Hasan, which were described as “racist.”
One user posted: “Such a hateful post filled with disgusting MAGA racist undertones. Your family should be proud.’
Another commented, “This is the kind of insight” “Dr.” Peterson has things? What a clown.
Another said, “What a strange person you have become.”
The controversial psychologist was panned for his comments on social media platform X
In his monologue, Mehdi Hassan, pictured here, called on the white conservative community to ‘get their house in order’
Hassan’s comments were in direct response to the shooting in Jacksonville last weekend, which killed three black people.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, suspect Ryan Palmer, 21, used an assault rifle covered in Nazi swastikas in the attack.
He is said to have sent a manifesto describing his racial hatred to the police, the media and his parents before the attack.
The victims have been identified as Angela Michelle Carr, 52, Anolt Joseph “AJ” Laguerre Jr., 29, and Jerrald De’Shaun Gallion, 19.
Terrifying footage shows the racist entering the Jacksonville Dollar General before shooting the three victims and then pointing the gun at himself.
Palmer left a detailed manifesto, which police call the “diary of a madman.”
Sheriff TK Waters said the shooter “hated black people” and wanted to kill “n******.” He described the shooting as a “dark day in Jacksonville history.”
Ryan Palmer, 21, killed three black people Saturday at a Dollar General in Jacksonville
Terrifying footage shows the racist entering the Jacksonville Dollar General before shooting the three victims and then pointing the gun at himself
Palmer used an assault rifle covered in Nazi swastikas in the attack Saturday before turning the gun on himself, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said
Both the rifle and pistol were purchased legally and legally, Waters said. The gun dealers — Wild West Guns and Orange Park Gun and Pawn — followed proper procedures in the sale, he added.
Walters said a federal civil rights investigation has been launched and officials are treating the shooting as a possible hate crime and an act of domestic violent extremism.
Palmer left his home for Jacksonville at 11:39 a.m. and texted his father to check his computer.
His shocked parents then called the sheriff’s office at 1:53 p.m. to report the manifest they found, but he had already begun his assault.
Palmer was seen donning tactical gear on the nearby Edward Waters University (EWU) campus just before the shooting.
Angela Carr, 52 (right) was one of three victims shot dead Saturday at the Dollar General in Jacksonville, Florida
Victim Jerrald De’Shaun Gallion, 29, is shown in photos from his Facebook page holding his infant daughter
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis described the shooter as an “asshole” and called him a “coward” for committing suicide.
He said: ‘This shooting[was]based on the manifesto they discovered of the bastard who did this was racially motivated.
“He targeted people based on their race. That is completely unacceptable. This man killed himself instead of facing the music and accepting responsibility for his actions.”
The governor was brutally chased off stage during a vigil he attended for the three victims.