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Idiocy of the Week: Olivia Wilde Attacks Jordan Peterson to Promote Her Feminist Film

Idiocy of the Week: Olivia Wilde attacks Jordan Peterson to promote her film

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The feminist agitprop of the latest Olivia Wilde-directed film, Don’t Worry Darling, takes The American’s Idiocy of the Week award. Olivia Wilde‘s claims that the film’s villain is based on Jordan Peterson are the latest in a publicity stunt in a promotional strategy that smacks of desperation.

Judging by everything that’s going on around Olivia Wilde’s film, Don’t Worry Darling, we would think that she must be very concerned about the film’s performance, as she seems to be resorting to squeezing the feminism teat to the last drop to promote her work.

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The empowered Olivia Wilde (EFE/EPA by Claudio Onorati)

According to Olivia Wilde, the “terrifying” character in her film, played by Chris Pine, is based on Canadian Jordan Peterson, of whom she said, “we based that character on this insane man, Jordan Peterson, who is this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community.”

Olivia, one of the most quoted psychologists at the University of Toronto, is a “pseudo-intellectual madman” because he is a thinker who opposes the leftist woke ideology. We assume that this statement by Olivia is made from her lofty intellectual position, which she must have acquired from directing a film about “Super Nerds” (Booksmart) in 2019.

In Olivia’s scholarly opinion, Jordan Peterson is downgraded to the hero of the “incel” community, made up, according to her, of men who believe they are “discriminated against, mostly white, who think they are entitled to have sex with women.”

For Olivia, “this guy, Jordan Peterson,” is someone who emboldens the incel movement “because he’s a former professor, he’s a writer, and he wears a suit.” We imagine that she made these statements sheathed in a doctor’s gown, to remind us of all the sapience she received by infused science when playing the brilliant doctor Remy Hadley in the series House M.D.

Olivia Wilde is bothered by men like Jordan Peterson

Before Jordan Peterson, Olivia Wilde used actor Shia LaBeouf to vent all her pent-up feminist rage and, in the process, promote her movie a bit. She claimed that she had fired Shia LaBeouf due to a “no asshole policy” on her shoots, as apparently his method acting was too intense in toxic masculinity, even for women as empowered as her or co-star Florence Pugh, who are women more than capable of withstanding the pressure of such a demanding industry… but without going overboard.

Shia LaBeouf —who by the way claims to have converted to Catholicism after being introduced to the Tridentine Mass by Mel Gibson— had to clarify a few days later that it was he who decided to leave the film because of scheduling problems, and not because of anything Olivia accused him of. Even a series of communications between Olivia and Shia were made public that would prove LaBeouf right.

The peaceful and safe working environment for actresses that Olivia boasts about in her films does not seem to be such for Florence Pugh, whom she said to be defending from Shia LaBeouf, but who is not very friendly with Wilde.

At least not during the applause after the film’s presentation at the Venice Film Festival, where it’s clear that Florence Pugh avoids making contact with Wilde despite his insistence. You get the sense that Florence Pugh makes a different reading of who is the “asshole” in the politics of filming.

What is certain is that the film must be such a feminist tripe, that there are all kinds of whispers about the filming but not about the film itself. A video has even circulated in which it appeared that Harry Styles —Shia LaBeouf’s replacement in the film, and also Olivia’s new partner after her divorce from Jason Sudeikis— spat at a fellow cast member.

Although it has been denied by the actors, the working environment does not seem to have improved much despite the lowering of testosterone after the departure of Shia LaBeouf. The arrival of Harry Styles in the life and works of Olivia Wilde seems a nod to the role reversal in the entertainment world, as not only is he an icon of the new masculinity of posing in women’s dresses on red carpets and magazine covers, but Harry also serves as a consort in the shadow of the film’s director.

Gone are the days, early in her Hollywood career, when Olivia Wilde posed smiling with Harvey Weinstein. Now she is the boss and proves that her film has enough “girl power” to avoid having to use publicity stunts like insulting men like Jordan Peterson or Shia LaBeouf, resorting to gossip about fights between the boss’s boyfriend and co-workers, or coming to the defense of a damsel in distress like Florence Pugh. Oh! Wait a minute…

…it looks like this whole feminist circus around Don’t Worry Darling is something to worry about, my dear.

Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.

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