The controversial professor Jordan Peterson has said Cambridge University is “unprofessional” after he found out the institution had stripped him of a fellowship via Twitter.
Dr Peterson, who will be speaking at a sold-out show at the Hammersmith Apollo next month, said he felt “sorrow” and “shock” over the decision, which came as Cambridge academics lambasted the university for inviting him.
Many have dismissed the views of the Canadian psychologist, who has hundreds of thousands of fans and styles himself as the “professor against political correctness”.
He has argued for enforced monogamy, pushed the view that men are victims of gender discrimination, and said that the idea of white privilege is a “Marxist lie.”
The professor has also come under fire for posing in a photograph next to a man in a shirt with the slogan “proud Islamaphobe”.
However, he has said the university was wrong to strip him of his visiting fellowship, telling the Sunday Times magazine: “It was unprofessional in a way that is almost incomprehensible to me. I can’t believe how it was handled.”
The professor added that the decision it reflects the general attitude of universities and their “continual, quasi-Marxist assault” on the “foundational ideas of our culture.”