Dr Jordan Peterson and his daughter Mikhaila have informed their lawyers about the book "Our Carnivore Diet", currently sold on Amazon and fraudulently attributed to them, but failed to do so in time to prevent it from hitting the electronic store’s shelves, The Post Millennial reported.
Mikhaila told the media outlet that she and her dad had been contacted by Johnny Rockermeier, a German YouTuber reportedly behind the book, who informed them of his intent to publish it. She added that they forwarded Rockermeier's email to their lawyers and sought to prohibit him from publishing it, but to no avail.
"We said, ‘No you can’t do that’. That was two weeks ago. Our lawyers didn’t get on it fast enough. I don’t know why Amazon isn’t more on top of this kind of thing. It’s happened before", she stated.
At the same time, many netizens on Twitter started extending their support to the Petersons, who are said to have started receiving tons of negative and even threatening emails due to the book, which they didn’t write.
Peterson makes no such claims nor has authored such books. #factcheck— Andy Simo (@AndySimo8) October 29, 2019
LITERAL LEFTeologues will attack JP with photo shopped "book"...— Justin House (@MrJustinHouse) October 29, 2019
LITERAL RETARDATION. AGAIN. #AnyAmmoWillDo 🤦🏼♂️ @jordanbpeterson & his daughter experience THEIR anecdotal success with food & they're doomed? FFS. 🤷🏼♂️
CAN WE QUIT BEING CUNTS.
(Me first, of course😉) pic.twitter.com/bUuEBELyJT
That’s just it...— Brian Herczeg (@BrianHerczeg) October 27, 2019
It really *isn’t* crazy any more for journalists to report and/or Tweet this, nor is it for anyone on The Left.
They WANT these things to be true SO bad, they have started believing their OWN lies.
This is the new “norm(al)”.
Some pointed out that those who have attacked them online have for the most part not apologised or retracted their statements, even after the two Petersons officially denied authoring the book.
I also think the Peterson’s steak and water diet is insane but they didn’t write this book and it’s crazy that any journalist (let alone multiple journalists) would tweet that they did and then not correct it upon learning that it’s fake https://t.co/zRWzRep23N— Katie Herzog (@kittypurrzog) October 27, 2019
Several netizens wondered how anyone could believe that the book was written by the two, especially considering its cover.
Hahah it looks like a romantic novel cover— Austen Proctor (@Austenouttaten) October 28, 2019
You'd have to have the blinkers quite firmly on to not have any questions about this. The cover alone made me think it could not possibly have been signed off by JP.— Pantomime Democracy (@pantodemocracy) October 27, 2019
Still, numerous twitterians are continuing to attack Jordan Peterson over the "Our Carnivore Diet".
This is a real book cover. Being sold by grifter and person untrained in nutrition, Mikhaila Peterson.— Yvette d'Entremont (@TheSciBabe) October 26, 2019
The diet worked so well for depression that Jordan Peterson totally didn’t go to rehab for clonazepam abu- Oh. Wait.
Oh my fucking God! This is actually real! Who okayed this cover photo? Jordan Peterson, who just got out of rehab for getting addicted to drugs to cure his depression, in a towel, looking extremely depressed, on the cover of a book about how meat cured his depression! pic.twitter.com/vsjMCezdX3— Dusty Smith (@cultofdusty1) October 25, 2019
The scandalous book is apparently based on excerpts taken from posts, speeches, and podcasts by Jordan Peterson and his daughter on the controversial "meat only" diet, which was devised and promoted by Mikhaila. Both of them claim that eating only beef, water, and salt has greatly boosted their health, although professional nutritionists are highly sceptical of the diet's effectiveness.