Controversial online influencer and self-described misogynist Andrew Tate has been banned from Meta platforms Instagram and Facebook.
The former kickboxer and reality TV star was removed for violating Meta policies “on dangerous organizations and individuals”, the company confirmed by email.
Tate did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Tate first rose to prominence after appearing on the TV show Big Brother in 2016, when he was removed from the series after a video of him beating a woman outside the show surfaced.
Since then, he has garnered backlash for his posts across social media, which domestic abuse charities have called “extreme misogyny”. He stated on Twitter in 2017 that women belong in the home and that rape victims “bear responsibility” for their attack, after which Twitter permanently banned him from the platform.
Tate has grown a following for his advice videos to men, many of them veering into sexist territory. On one YouTube video, Tate described…
This article was written by Kari Paul and originally published on www.theguardian.com