Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström slammed Canadian professor Jordan Peterson’s recent visit to Stockholm saying the academic should “crawl back under the rock he came from.”
Commenting on the visit of Peterson to Sweden, Foreign Minister Wallström said, “I do not understand why people spend so much time on that man,” and though she agreed with Peterson’s call for young men to “clean their rooms” she added, “I think he should crawl back under the rock he came from.”
The comments are not the first controversial statements made by the Swedish foreign minister in recent years.
The Swedish minister also attacked Hungary earlier this year when she claimed that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party were forming, “an alliance against ‘the democrats and the left’ in Europe, naming Macron as their main opponent,” and added, “I have one thing to say to them: bring it on.”
The Hungarians reacted to the comments by summoning the Swedish ambassador, with Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó calling the statement “a new attack on Hungary by the pro-immigration Swedish government.”