I mean, you can clearly divorce them, its actually is super easy to do. But even if you couldnt, people can have cognitive dissonace over far "simpler" matters than this. In any case, you may be right. Perhaps he is everything that Ben Shapiro is, everything that Peterson is. Im just super uncomfortable slapping all that on him based on that soundbyte. If this was a person I knew, it would be enough to raise concern and try to get him to elaborate and discuss this with him, but not enough to condemn him right of the bat. The evidence simply isnt there for me to do that.
Most folks agree Peterson's basic self-help principles are sound---but also extremely basic and "no duh".
It's why people flock to him. In a weird way it reminds me of the MLP situation (weird comparison, I know) where lots of folks, some who probably ended up alt-right if I'm being honest, where they praised a kid's show for having "strong moral values" which were pretty obvious to well-adjusted folks.
So the majority of people turning to him likely have weak or non-existent social lives and are easily manipulated because he's basically a "cool dad" to them.
The issue is that Peterson's "self-help" is usually simple and perfunctory, and he purposely uses it as a gateway into his political beliefs. Often mixing and matching the two in his books and lectures. You can divorce the two, but you can't be familiar with one and not the other.
I mean, sure, it's entirely possible Hunnam listened to Peterson, picked-up the "clean up your bed" bits and jettisoned the rest. But how likely is that? Moreover, again, he specifically mentions the "intellectual dark web" – which is emphatically not about self-help and inherently political.
Man I like all the actors people are using this as an excuse to dunk on. I'm on the outside, am I the in the acting dark web?
seriously that what the fuck is wrong with him? It's 2019 you have to know as an actor whose done press before that talking about how you're you're all in on the international dark web is some shit maybe you don't offer in conversation. Given all the fucking sexism and racism.
The thing is he is a horrible actor, and has no range at all. As much as I liked Sons of Anarchy, I watched it cause of Ron Perlman, and a few other side characters. The guy is the most monotone guy of all time.
Oh and don't watch Triple Frontier. It is bloody horrible, there's a total of three action scenes (or four), in the two hour movie. It tries to be Sicario but crashes and burns horribly.
Also Ben Affleck is so fat in the movie I laughed out loud.