Controversial influencer Andrew Tate was unceremoniously booted from four of the biggest social media networks and has now lashed out through a spokesperson. He hit back at Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube for trying to de-platform him by banning all accounts associated with the self-described misogynist.
Andrew Tate Was Banned from Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube
According to Andrew Tate’s spokesperson, there’s a running contradiction in today’s society because men are encouraged to speak and be honest about how they feel but are generally met with a negative response. Apparently, while banning Andrew Tate from these platforms might seem to be an appropriate reaction to his controversial persona, it won’t be that simple. According to Tate’s spokesperson, removing the kickboxer’s voice won’t allow for a kinder hate-free society.
Andrew Tate found internet infamy after expressing his audacious views on women on social media. The 35-year-old claims to be a success coach and is known for publicly making statements like “women can’t drive,” “women should stay at home, be quiet, and make coffee,” and more. His inflammatory comments and videos have been labeled as misogynistic by the social media giants, and they have since banned him from their platforms.
Andrew Tate Had Over 768,000 Subscribers on YouTube Prior to the Ban
YouTube has revealed that it terminated the channels associated with Andrew Tate because of multiple violations of its terms of service and community guidelines, including hate speech. According to a YouTube spokesperson, if a channel is terminated, the uploader is unable to use, own, or create any other YouTube channel. After the widespread ousting, Tate has argued that he was playing a comedic character and insisted his comments were taken out of context. In recent weeks, he’s also claimed to have donated around $1.5 million to charities supporting women.
Ever since his ban, Tate’s inflammatory comments have attracted a massive audience made up of fans and haters. Before getting dumped from the platform, Tate had videos that together amassed around 13.8 billion views. Google searches for his name have also skyrocketed in recent weeks.