The Long-Awaited Ban of Andrew Tate is Finally Here

Annisyn Krebs-Carr, Staff writer

Andrew Tate’s summer of misogyny comes to an end as the controversial Internet sensation has been recently banned on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

The 35-year-old former kickboxer has been banned on popular social media platforms for violating policies of hate speech, according to NPR. Known for his extreme misogyny, Tate has been a controversial topic of conversation after growing in popularity over this past summer.

Tate rose to Internet fame after being removed from the show “Big Brother” in 2016, after a video surfaced in which he allegedly attacked a woman, according to the BBC. This incident alone should have put an end to Tate’s career, but his platform has only grown since then.

Hiding under the guise of promoting modern masculinity, Tate uses his platform to spew extreme and dangerous views on women. In his videos he is heard comparing women to property, and openly discussing being accused of violence against several women. In one video, he said he would rather date an 18–19-year-old since they have less experience in dating, therefore making it easy to “make an imprint” on them.

Over the past summer Tate gathered a large following of impressionable young boys and young men, by “coaching” them and giving “advice,” particularly on women and dating. Tate’s growing fanbase raises questions about the amount of men who share Tate’s misogynist mindset and what that means for women.

Tate uses his platform to push the narrative of “woke men” and “bringing back masculinity” to his audience. In a statement to NBC News, Tate described himself as a “success coach”. His content is problematic as it is heavily influencing young boys that don’t have the ability to properly form their own opinions.

Some of his videos have over 11 billion views, including one where he states, “If a girl I like doesn’t like me sleeping and being with another woman, who cares what she likes? She’s not allowed to like things. Her opinion is invalid. She’s a female. She’s barely sentient. She can’t think for herself. You’re supposed to think for her…”

Tate could have simply said “I hate women” and he would have gotten the point across in way less words.