During an interview with Tucker Carlson, former kickboxer Andrew Tate discussed why he was de-platformed by big tech
On “Tucker Carlson Today” on Fox Nation, Tate said “They banned me simply because I had large swaths of the population agreeing to very traditional masculine values.”
“I have a very traditionally masculine life. I have fast cars and a big house and a lot of money and a beautiful girlfriend, and they thought this was very, very threatening,” he told Carlson.
Tate was reportedly removed from Instagram and Facebook for “violating its policies,” a Meta spokesperson told The Independent.
The spokesperson cited Meta’s guidelines on “Dangerous Individuals and Organisations.”
In a recent statement, Tate said many clips of him get taken out of context and are “amplified to the point where people believe absolutely false narratives about me.”
Several campaign groups have pushed social media platforms to take action against Tate, warning that he is dangerous to young men and boys.
“And for some reason, they decided that it’s better if they annihilate me from the internet and replace me with somebody who’s more aligned with whatever they’re trying to purport,” he told Carlson.
“What happens is when I say these things, they ignore 95% of what I say,” Tate explained.
“They ignore me saying that you need to avoid low-quality men. And they take the bit where I say avoid women who are dishonest,” he added.
Tate then explained that the 3 or 4 second clips are then shared on social media, leading people to believe he’s “a misogynistic person” and “dangerous to women.”
He also discussed his belief that men’s issues are mostly overlooked and how manhood is “very, very difficult.”
Many young men are denied access to the “sexual marketplace,” he explained, which makes them feel invisible on social media.
“If you go on to an Instagram feed, you have extremely beautiful women… But the only men who have followers are men with massive social status, right? Men with Ferraris and money or rappers or people who have YouTube channels — interesting people,” he said.
Tate added that average men “don’t really exist” online as they struggle to get followers and do not receive replies on direct messages.
“And I was championing, to a degree, their issues by saying to them, ‘Look, that is unfair, perhaps, but that’s the way the game works. You need to become a man of importance. You need to become a man of influence, or you’re going to suffer the pain of being invisible forever. Here is how you do it,'” he said.
Tate also claimed men feel “so depressed” because the expectation to be “strong and smart and funny and interesting with a nice apartment and a fast car and tall and well-connected” is too much.
He said the banning of his social media accounts shows the lack of concern that companies have for young men.
“They want to get rid of me and try and replace me with something they see as far more malleable — trying to create people [who] are more malleable and more easy to program and [easier] to control,” he added,