Controversial influencer Andrew Tate has lashed out after he was unceremoniously booted from four of the biggest social media networks in the world.
But he's hit back at the companies trying to de-platform him.
"There is a running contradiction in today’s society where men are encouraged to speak and be open/honest with how they feel but are generally met with a negative response to their truth," a spokesperson for Tate said, as per Yahoo News.
"Banning Andrew Tate from these platforms might seem the answer, but it isn’t that simple."
They added: "Removing Tate’s voice doesn’t allow for a kinder hate-free society."
The former kickboxer found internet infamy on social media for his audacious views on women.
The 35-year-old, who brands himself as a 'success coach', has publicly claimed that 'women can’t drive', that 18-year-old women are 'more attractive than 25-year-olds because they’ve been through less d**k', and that women should 'shut the f**k up, have kids, sit at home, be quiet and make coffee'.
His videos and inflammatory comments have been labelled as sexist and misogynistic, with TikTok and YouTube becoming the latest social platforms to nix the controversial influencer.
YouTube revealed it terminated channels associated with Tate over 'multiple violations' of its community guidelines and its terms of service, including hate speech.
"If a channel is terminated, the uploader is unable to use, own or create any other YouTube channels," YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said, as per Yahoo News.
The video sharing platform also revealed its first moves against Tate came back in July when one of his channels posted a video violating YouTube’s Covid-19 medical misinformation policies.
In the days following the Meta ban, Tate insisted his comments were taken out of context and also claimed to have donated more than $1 million ($1.45 million, £845k) to charities supporting women in recent weeks.
His inflammatory comments attracted a massive audience made up of both fans and haters.
Before he was dumped from the platform, Tate was one of the most watched users, with videos amassing 13.8 billion views.
Google searches for the self-labelled misogynist have skyrocketed in recent weeks and months.
On YouTube, the newly-disabled account had 768,000 subscribers before it was cut off.
Featured Image Credit: Geoff Smith/Alamy Stock Photo. @AndrewTate/Instagram.
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