Mikhaila Peterson, the daughter of famed Canadian clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, has taken to Twitter to reveal to her followers that she has received "a lovely Christmas message" from the author of a book, entitled The Devil and His Due: How Jordan Peterson Plagiarizes Adolf Hitler.
In the email, the author, Troy Parfitt, wrote that his book was "now available". Seemingly frustrated, Mikhaila tweeted "Merry Christmas to you too you sad sack of a man".
The screenshot of the email, shared by Peterson, gave her followers a glimpse into what the book was about.
"The Devil and His Due: How Jordan Peterson Plagiarizes Adolf Hitler by Troy Parfitt offers into evidence some 3,100 instances of Dr. Jordan B. Peterson allegedly copying the written and spoken text of Adolf Hitler. [...] In The Devil and His Due, Parfitt argues that 'the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon' is a mainstream cult whose leader identifies as 'the saviour', feigns Christian beliefs, glorifies Satan, discusses 'the Jewish question', encourages converts to slaughter goats in backyard sacrifices that ought to be 'sufficiently bloody', suggests that suicide can be an effective method for achieving revenge, touts banned subtances as 'miracle cures', and teaches that the alt-right project is 'incomplete'", the email said.
Mikhaila's "Christmas" tweet couldn't help but attract much attention from her and her famous dad's fans, as many rushed to support the family and blast Parfitt, who also penned a "satirical novel", The Bigot, or How I Learned to Love Donald Trump.
I've watched a ton of JBP videos on YouTube and read his book and none of this sounds familiar yet this is what the author chooses to use in his synopsis describing the same JBP? pic.twitter.com/4ysuIkoj13— Wall3world (@wall3world) December 25, 2020
Parfitt is showing the vanishing worth of his "qualifications" as well as how little he has to offer the world. However, your father has shared his unparalleled wisdom to improve countless lives, including mine. This world is better because of your family. Merry Christmas, all!— Mike Martin (@nomadicmike) December 25, 2020
Someone is trying to increase their exposure by leveraging off of Jordan Peterson's name.— G. Sillak (@gsillak) December 25, 2020
how the hell this thing becomes a book?— Diego Adami (@DiegoBiancardi) December 25, 2020
I'm sorry you and Dr. Peterson have to deal with this nonsense. Shows his influence. He's been back in public (to a limited extent) about a month abs already this is the response. Good. Means he's effective. Thank you both.— Cranky John (@CrankyJohnny) December 25, 2020
Professor of psychology and best-selling author Jordan Peterson rose to prominence in 2016 for speaking out against Canadian legislation that requires using gender-neutral pronouns for people who identify as non-binary. As an ardent advocate of free speech, Peterson has even launched an online platform, Thinkspot, to provide a "censorship-free" alternative to Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube, which have been under heavy criticism for blocking accounts of conservative commenters and content creators.
The professor has largely been out of the spotlight over the past year due to treatment and rehabilitation from akathisia, a condition caused by dependency on and rapid withdrawal from benzodiazepine, an anti-anxiety drug he was prescribed in 2016.
After spending months abroad, including stints in Russia and Serbia, Peterson has since returned to Canada and taken up writing again, much to the joy of his fans. He recently announced an upcoming book called Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, the companion volume to his best-selling self-help book 12 Rules for Life.