'Screw her!' Megyn Kelly slams Olivia Wilde for depicting Jordan Peterson as a 'demon' in new film

'Screw her!' Megyn Kelly slams Olivia Wilde for depicting Jordan Peterson as a 'demon' in new film
Megyn Kelly lashed out at director Olivia Wilde for depicting Jordan Peterson as a 'demon' in her new film ([email protected], @jordan.b.peterson, @oliviawilde)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Conservative media personality Jordan Peterson made headlines on Thursday, September 29, as former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly criticized director Olivia Wilde for making him out to be a “demon” in her new film. On her podcast, Kelly reacted to a recent interview in which Wilde said that Chris Pyne's character from 'Don't Worry Darling' was based on Peterson who is a highly controversial Canadian author and psychiatrist. 

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“This guy Jordan Peterson is someone that legitimizes certain aspects of [the incel] movement because he’s a former professor, he’s an author, he wears a suit, so they feel like this is a real philosophy that should be taken seriously,” the film director said in an interview with Interview Magazine. The 38-year-old added, "The incels are basically disenfranchised, mostly White men, who believe they are entitled to sex from women.”

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However, Kelly fired back at Wilde during her Thursday podcast, saying “They get featured in an Olivia Wilde movie as some sort of demon, so screw her!”. Kelly claimed that Wilde attacked Peterson after he spoke out on his mental health struggles. “In 2019, men accounted for 80% of all suicide deaths in America,” the host of 'The Megyn Kelly Show' said. “Studies also show that a majority of American men who die by suicide have no known history of mental health problems, because they don’t talk about them.” Kelly continued “And when they do talk about them, and like Jordan Peterson, listen to Jordan Peterson, subscribe to Jordan Peterson or anybody else speaking about these issues, they get attacked.”

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Wilde's personal life has already gained much publicity, even more than her newly released film, because of her drama with estranged fiancee Jason Sudeikis and subsequent romance with singer Harry Styles. Kelly accused Wilde’s form of feminism with being out of step with the heart of the #MeToo movement, which Kelly took credit for being at the forefront of. In 2017, Kelly came forward with sexual harassment allegations against her former boss, Roger Ailes. Her story and that of other women at the network became the basis for a hit movie, “Bombshell,” in which Kelly was portrayed by Charlize Theron. “I think I can say what those of us who were there at the beginning — and by the way, Olivia Wilde — you are not one of them. Okay, you were not there,” Kelly said, referring to the #MeToo movement.

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Olivia Wilde attends the
Olivia Wilde attends the "Don't Worry Darling" photo call at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on September 19, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The US journalist said “everyone agrees” that men should not be allowed to make “sexual favors at the office … a condition of advancement” for women. “Men agree with that and women agree with that,” according to Kelly. “It was never meant to bastardize men writ large. That’s what people like her are doing. And it’s having a serious negative effect.”

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Megyn Kelly speaks onstage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2018 at Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 2, 2018 in Laguna Niguel, California.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA - OCTOBER 02: Megyn Kelly speaks onstage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2018 at Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 2, 2018 in Laguna Niguel, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Fortune)

Peterson broke down to Wilde's vilification during an interview with British television host Piers Morgan on Tuesday, September 27. Morgan asked Peterson how he felt about Wilde basing an “insane” character on him. “This insane man, this pseudo-intellectual hero to the incel community, incel being these weirdo loner men who are despicable in many ways. Is that you? Are you the intellectual hero to these people?” Morgan asked. “Sure, why not. People have been after me for a long time because I have been speaking to young men, what a terrible thing to do,” Peterson replied. It was at that point the controversial commentator broke down in tears. “I thought the marginalized were supposed to have a voice?” he said as he grew emotional. 

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