Youtube joins Instagram, Facebook and TikTok as it removes ‘toxic’ kickboxer Andrew Tate’s channels


YouTube has develop into the newest platform to completely ban former kickboxer Andrew Tate for breaching its guidelines on hate speech.

The web site mentioned channels related to Mr Tate had been eliminated for breaching its phrases of service, following comparable strikes by Fb, Instagram and TikTok.

Mr Tate, 35, first got here to prominence when he appeared on the TV present Massive Brother in 2016, however was faraway from the programme after a video surfaced on-line which appeared to point out him attacking a lady with a belt – a clip he claimed had been edited.

Since then, he has gained additional notoriety on-line for a string of feedback about girls, together with suggesting that they ‘bear some duty’ if they’re assaulted – an incident which led to him being banned from Twitter.

In a single video, Tate suggested males accused of dishonest by their girlfriends to ‘bang out the machete, increase in her face and grip her by the neck. Shut up b*tch.’

Controversial influencer Andrew Tate, 35, has been banned from Youtube, Twitter, Fb, Tiktok and Instagram

Before entering the Big Brother house in 2016, Tate had a kickboxing career and trained at a club in Luton

Earlier than getting into the Massive Brother home in 2016, Tate had a kickboxing profession and educated at a membership in Luton

Born in Chicago, Illinois, however introduced up in Luton, Bedfordshire, Tate has garnered a repute over his numerous enterprise actions.

He operated an internet site known as ‘Hustler’s College’ through which members pay a month-to-month charge with the intention to obtain directions on dropshipping and cryptocurrency. Tate’s followers earned fee for signing up new members, main critics to label it a ‘pyramid scheme’. The advertising programme closed this month.

Collectively together with his brother Tristan, he allegedly arrange a webcam enterprise in Romania through which younger fashions instructed sob tales to unsuspecting male viewers. Regardless of telling the Sunday Mirror that the positioning was ‘a complete rip-off’, Tate claims to have made thousands and thousands from it.

However it’s his outspoken movies, fashionable with many younger males, for which Tate is mainly identified. Clips on Instagram beneath the hashtag Andrew Tate have racked up over 11.6 billion views, and clips of on TikTok have been considered greater than 13 billion occasions.

On the time of his removing, he had 4.7 million followers on Instagram – this quantity had grown quickly from round a million followers simply two months in the past in June. 

A lot of marketing campaign teams have criticised Mr Tate for his views and warned he was a hazard to younger males and boys who see his content material on-line, urging the varied platforms on which he’s energetic to take away him.

Joe Mulhall, director of analysis at Hope Not Hate, mentioned: ‘We’re delighted that after discussions with YouTube, and our public campaigning, they’ve completely eliminated his account.

‘Andrew Tate’s YouTube account was an enormous supply for dangerous content material which unfold like wildfire throughout the web.

‘However extra motion is required from all main tech platforms to make the web a safer place. Eradicating Tate’s accounts from platforms doesn’t robotically take away his content material.’

'Toxic influencer' Andrew Tate (pictured) says he was 'playing a comedic character' in videos which have been slammed as misogynistic after the ex-Big Brother star was banned from Facebook and Instagram for 'violating policies'

‘Poisonous influencer’ Andrew Tate (pictured) says he was ‘taking part in a comedic character’ in movies which have been slammed as misogynistic after the ex-Massive Brother star was banned from Fb and Instagram for ‘violating insurance policies’

TikTok mentioned it has been taking motion in opposition to movies and accounts which might be discovered to violate its neighborhood tips. 

A TikTok spokesperson mentioned: ‘Misogyny is a hateful ideology that’s not tolerated on TikTok. 

‘We have been eradicating violative movies and accounts for weeks, and we welcome the information that different platforms are additionally taking motion in opposition to this particular person.’  

Meta, mentioned it had eliminated the controversial influencer’s official accounts for breaching its guidelines round harmful organisations or people and that he was now banned from utilizing both Fb or Instagram. 

The ex-Massive Brother star responded to the bans by telling MailOnline that he was ‘a incredible position mannequin for all folks, each female and male’, including that his platform ‘can be a beacon of sunshine, instructing folks of all genders and races tips on how to respect each other’.

Videos on Instagram under the hashtag Andrew Tate have racked up over 11.6 billion views, and clips of on TikTok have been viewed more than 13 billion times. The influencer is pictured while on Big Brother

Movies on Instagram beneath the hashtag Andrew Tate have racked up over 11.6 billion views, and clips of on TikTok have been considered greater than 13 billion occasions. The influencer is pictured whereas on Massive Brother

Videos on Instagram under the hashtag Andrew Tate have racked up over 11.6 billion views, and clips of on TikTok have been viewed more than 13 billion times

Movies on Instagram beneath the hashtag Andrew Tate have racked up over 11.6 billion views, and clips of on TikTok have been considered greater than 13 billion occasions

Influencer Andrew Tate’s controversial previous 


Historic tweets by Tate have been unearthed depicting allegedly abusive messages he despatched to singer Cheryl concerning her marriage to footballer Ashley Cole. 

In a single message he refers to Cheryl and her former husband as ‘huge w*g sockets,’ in addition to launching an assault on Canadian rapper Drake.

He’s additionally mentioned to have posted the now-deleted remark: ‘If I needed to see black folks operating I would just threaten them with jobs.’ 

JUNE 2016: 

The 35-year-old was booted off the present after a video emerged of Tate beating his ex-girlfriend with a belt, which he claims is the explanation why he was faraway from the Channel 5 actuality present the day earlier than.

The clip exhibits the star frequently hitting the girl together with his belt – he additionally slaps her throughout the face. 

However the star insisted it was ‘playful enjoyable’ and mentioned on the time: ‘An extended model of the video exhibits us laughing and I am hitting myself saying ‘it does not harm’. ‘I am nonetheless buddies together with her and she or he’s within the UK with me now. I might by no means hit a lady.’


Tate stoked the fires of controversy once more shortly earlier than World Suicide Day when he tweeted ‘melancholy is not actual’.

He wrote: ‘There are only a few fats lonely man, aged 60 with no cash or household or hobbys. Who arnt depressed. – this isn’t a medical illness’.

His remarks have been later blasted by former boxer Ricky Hatton and best-selling writer J.Okay Rowling. 

OCTOBER 2017: 

Within the wake of the #MeToo motion, Tate brought on controversy together with his feedback about rape.

On the time, he tweeted: ‘Ladies have been exchanging intercourse for alternative for a really very long time. Some did this. Weren’t abused. […] In the event you put your self able to be raped, you could bear some duty.’

Twitter eliminated the tweets for violating their coverage and Tate’s account was suspended, nevertheless he has since gone on to develop into a verified person.

MAY 2021: 

Tate and his brother Tristan allegedly ran a cam woman enterprise in Romania after transferring there in 2017, the place ’75 lingerie-clad fashions take calls from followers paying $4 a minute’.

He beforehand mentioned: ‘I may open a strip membership, however that takes cash and I would like overhead, I would like cash. How can I exploit these girls to make me cash.

‘On the peak of my webcam pimpin’ I feel I’m the king of the world […] the issue is the primary two ladies labored for me as a result of they liked me, […] however when you get greater you begin hiring ladies who do not love you. They’re in it for the cash.’

APRIL 2022:

In line with Each day Beast, Tate’s mansion was raided by Romanian authorities in relation to an alleged human trafficking incident.

The investigation adopted a tip off from the US Embassy {that a} 21-year-old American girl was being held on the residence in opposition to her will. 

The case is ongoing. The brothers have been launched on the time and deny all wrongdoing.


In an announcement after his ban by Meta final week, Mr Tate denied he held misogynistic views and accused his critics of ‘twisting information’.

He mentioned: ‘It is vitally unlucky that previous movies of me, the place I used to be taking part in a comedic character, have been taken out of context and amplified to the purpose the place folks consider completely false narratives about me.

‘Within the final two weeks I devoted over 1million {dollars} to charities supporting girls. I posted this on Instagram, however Instagram ignored it.

‘Web sensationalism has purported the concept that I am anti-women when nothing might be farther from the reality. That is merely hate mobs who’re uninterested within the information of the matter attempting to personally assault me. They twist information and produce fancy paperwork stuffed with half truths and lies to assault folks they do not like.

‘I’ll at all times have thousands and thousands of followers all over the world and my platform can be a beacon of sunshine, instructing folks of all genders and races tips on how to respect each other for years to return. Now these followers can’t be taught vital classes of affection. Why?

‘With my Instagram web page, I started to show the entire unfavourable narratives false and present the world tolerance. My followers would comply with in my footsteps of tolerance and love and the world would develop into a greater place.

‘I used to be even instructing all of my supporters to be respectful in discourse in opposition to those that don’t like me. My followers would respectfully and logically reply to demise threats. Hate doesnt repair something. Love does.

‘I used to be receiving over 10,000 demise threats a day on the platform. Instagram ignored it. One way or the other I’m the villain, when all of my posts have been bible verses and charitable donations. Banning me solely conjures up extra web hate mobs and extra division. It will develop into a weapon of assault for various factors of view for the forseeable future.

‘Instagram permitting me to return to coach the youth of right now on the significance of respect for each other is essentially the most highly effective factor they may do.

‘I’ve nothing however positivity to unfold concerning all PEOPLE, whether or not male OR feminine, and this has been mirrored in all of my latest messaging and posts.

‘I’m a combined race man raised by a single mom. I suffered the entire disadvantages of the previous world. I’m a incredible position mannequin for all folks, each female and male.’

In an announcement given to Bloomberg, a YouTube spokesperson mentioned that channels related to Mr Tate had been eliminated due to ‘a number of violations’ of YouTube’s neighborhood tips and phrases of service, together with its hate speech coverage.

‘If a channel is terminated, the uploader is unable to make use of, personal or create another YouTube channels,’ the assertion mentioned.

On-line security and anti-hate marketing campaign teams mentioned that they had been warning of the risks of Mr Tate’s on-line commentary for a while, noting that movies of him have been usually broadly re-shared by his followers and supporters, and urged social media platforms to transcend simply banning private or linked accounts he was identified to make use of.

Movies of and about Mr Tate, usually posted and re-shared by others, have develop into more and more fashionable in latest months on YouTube and TikTok particularly – a hashtag of Mr Tate’s identify on TikTok has acquired greater than 13 billion views, main campaigners to name for additional motion to be taken to cease the unfold of what it says is harmful content material.

Ruth Davison, chief govt of girls’s security charity Refuge, mentioned Meta had made the ‘proper resolution’ in banning Mr Tate from its channels final week.

‘That is the form of decisive motion wanted to deal with the net radicalisation of younger males in the direction of a violently misogynistic worldview,’ she mentioned.

‘The identical form of motion is now wanted exterior of high-profile circumstances like this – we all know that girls are experiencing stalking, harassment and abuse on-line on daily basis, usually with out a lot as a response from social media corporations.’

Imran Ahmed, chief govt of the Centre for Countering Digital Hate, mentioned Mr Tate’s ‘hatred’ had been ‘amplified into thousands and thousands of younger males’s newsfeeds’.

He mentioned social media platforms now wanted to do extra to crack down on movies displaying Tate or these which amplify his views.

‘Extra must be executed. Tate encourages his followers to publish his movies utilizing their very own accounts and hyperlink again to his web site. Accounts are nonetheless pumping out clips of Tate as a part of his Hustler’s College pyramid scheme. YouTube is rife with movies doing this, and have made Google up thousands and thousands in advert income,’ he mentioned.

‘Meta ought to now go additional and make sure that different folks posting movies containing Mr Tate are sanctioned for breaching their neighborhood requirements on hate, and ban the posting of hyperlinks to his web site, which accommodates materials designed to radicalise younger males.’

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