“Controversial” (to the Star), U of T professor making nearly $50,000 a month through crowdfunding

A controversial University of Toronto psychology professor is making nearly $50,000 per month through crowdfunding, from a base of supporters that was ignited in large part by the professor’s anti-political correctness views.

Prof. Jordan Peterson, who made headlines last fall when he publicly refused to use gender neutral pronouns, has been using the fundraising platform Patreon since last March to subsidize costs associated with filming and uploading videos of his lectures to YouTube.

“Controversial” to the Star means anyone not willing to bow down to the PC Insanity of “Tranny Speak”

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  • Tom Forsythe

    Saying “there are two genders” is now “controversial.” They also claim that it is conservatives who are growing more “extreme.”

  • The Butterfly

    They tried to destroy him and they are incensed that it didn’t work (yet).

  • ontario john

    Yes, the Star has its smear campaign underway. Anyone who doesn’t obey the dictates of the elites in fascist Canada, will be punished. Just be happy and enjoy the pretty pictures of Trudeau in the Star, and read how that big rubber duck was a huge success.

  • David Murrell

    And of course the fat-cat publisher of the left-wing Star makes much more than $50,000 a month, allowing the value of the company, and its readership, to continue in a free fall. Doing that is uncontroversial.

  • Editor

    And $195k was raised to support his continued research on Indiegogo after the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada denied him a grant. Hey Red Star, the people are with him on this, not with you.

    • Surele Surele

      The people have spoken.

  • CodexCoder

    I have listened to Professor Jordan. He makes a lot of sense and his message resonates with a lot of people. If any individual wants to support that message with their own funds, all power to them. When the government supports a narrative with my money, I object strongly as I have no say or choice in the matter. It is the difference between a proper exercise of free will and legalized robbery.

    Just imagine for a moment how much money the government would receive if it could not coerce the funds through taxation. And yes, the Star is dying because their message is not acceptable to most people.

    • Editor

      The grants he has received in the past were for his main areas of study which are the psychology of religious and ideological belief, and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance, not to support his current stand on bill C-16 or his opposition to compelled speech.

  • Good.

  • simus1

    Good reminder.
    Great cause involving someone making a real difference. Unlike Red Star&Co.
    Haven’t checked Patreon for good stuff to support for a while.

  • Maggat

    Do I sniff a little bit of CNN attitude here?