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Andrew Tate has been banned from Facebook and Instagram

Gabriella Ferlita

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Andrew Tate has been banned from Facebook and Instagram

Andrew Tate has been banned from Facebook and Instagram.

Meta has banned the controversial media personality from their sites for violating its policies.

The former kickboxer found fame in 2016 when he was booted out of Big Brother after a video surfaced of him appearing to attack a woman.

At the time, Tate claimed that the video had been edited, claiming the footage was 'a total lie trying to make me look bad'.

Andrew Tate has been banned from Facebook and Instagram. Credit: @cobratate/Instagram
Andrew Tate has been banned from Facebook and Instagram. Credit: @cobratate/Instagram

He has since garnered lots of attention online for his sweeping statements on women and relationships, which many have dubbed as 'misogynistic' and 'toxic'.

Meta has now removed the former athlete from their platforms for breaching their policies on ‘dangerous organisations and individuals’ but did not elaborate further.

LADbible has contacted a representative of Meta and Tate for comment.

We can confirm that when attempting to reach his Instagram profile, users are met with an error message which reads: "Sorry, this page isn't available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed."

We can confirm that his page has been taken down. Credit: Instagram
We can confirm that his page has been taken down. Credit: Instagram

The social media star had 4.7 million Instagram followers before the site shut down his account, having grown quickly from one million followers in June.

His business account for Cobra Tate, which aims to teach followers how to 'get fit,' 'get money' and 'get connected', has also been removed from the social media platform.

Twitter previously removed Tate after he made claims that women should 'bear responsibility' if they have been sexually assaulted.

Earlier this week, schools in Australia have claimed that Tate has caused teens to display signs of ‘toxic’ sexism.

Several private schools in Melbourne have reported incidents of extreme sexism and, in some cases, sexual harassment online, according to The Herald Sun.

The social media star had 4.7 million Instagram followers before the site shut down his account. Credit: @AndrewTate/Instagram
The social media star had 4.7 million Instagram followers before the site shut down his account. Credit: @AndrewTate/Instagram

Educators are now pointing the finger at him for being the source of such controversy, and have blamed him for the surge in misogynistic behaviour exhibited by male students.

One teacher at an all-girls school in Melbourne’s CBD told the publication: “This sort of male toxic influencer s**t is fuelling it … this term for sure.”

Chief executive of mental health charity, the Man Cave’s Hunter Johnson also said that Tate’s viral videos were extremely concerning and that young man should instead follow a more positive male role model.

“They call his references ‘Tate-isms’. They’re literally using it as a social currency for banter, but also, disrespect,” he said.

“Often it is young men who feel like they’ve been ripped off, that they were entitled to attention, were entitled to, you know, particularly female attention, and they didn’t get it.”

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact The Survivor’s Trust for free on 08088 010 818, or through their website thesurvivorstrust.org

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@AndrewTate

Topics: News, UK News, US News

Gabriella Ferlita
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