SI swimsuit model Yumi Nu shamed as ‘not beautiful’: fans fight back

A controversial clinical psychologist and YouTuber has some thoughts on model Yumi Nu’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover.

Dr Jordan Peterson quote tweeted The Post story on the plus-size model’s cover debut on Monday, writing, “Sorry. It is not beautiful. And no amount of authoritarian tolerance is going to change that.”

“‘Authoritarian’? Thick women on magazine covers? You sound like a parody of yourself. a Twitter user, of many, questioned best selling author

“It is a conscious progressive attempt to manipulate and reorganize the notion of beauty, which is based on the idiotic philosophy that such preferences are properly learned and changed by those who know best.” Peterson repliedwith two links to scientific studies on attractiveness.

Dr. Jordan Peterson and Yumi Nu
Dr. Jordan Peterson called curvy model Yumi Nu’s Sports Illustrated Swim cover “not beautiful” in a tweet on Monday.
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“But don’t let the facts stop you,” he concluded.

The best-selling Canadian author of “12 Rules for Life” is known for his nearly 5 million YouTube subscribers as a conservative intellectual who shared his views on cultural and political issues.

The Post has reached out to Peterson’s attorney for comment.

Social media commenters reacted strongly to his remarks, with some telling the intellectual to read up on the history of beauty standards.

“Beauty standards change over time. Also, you published two studies that don’t support your point.” a user wrote.

“He’s always been a parody of an ‘intellectual’ psychologist, fools,” another said.

“These authoritarians are forcing us to accept people as they are… What the hell,” another user commented.

Still, some seemed to agree with at least some of Peterson’s criticism in focusing on Nu’s plus-size physique.

“Let’s be honest. She’s beautiful. Heavy… but still beautiful,” another intervened.

“About the real brothers… if I lost the extra kilos, I would be a 10”, one said.

“She’s beautiful, but she would rather be a little better in shape, especially being on the cover of a magazine in a swimsuit. But certainly beautiful and decent proportions. another wrote.

Twitch Streamer HasanAbi responded with a less than flattering image of Peterson next to the caption of the psychologist’s photo. However, users criticized him for the photo, saying it was taken at a low point in Peterson’s life.

Nu, a curvy Asian model, told The Post she thought she was walking into a weekly meeting with her agent when a camera crew surprised her with the cover.

“I couldn’t speak. I had chills all over my body. I was shaking, I was crying. They really understood me,” Nu said.

“It’s amazing. I’m on cloud nine. This is nothing I could prepare for. It’s unexpected,” she continued. “I feel like we’re in a place right now where people are making room for more diversity on the covers of magazines. It’s a big time for Asian Americans in the media. I know I play a big role in representation in body diversity and racial diversityand I love being a role model and representative of the Asian plus size community.”

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