Andrew Tate, who has been quite a controversial figure on social media after his misogynistic comments, was banned from Twitter in 2017. The reason for the ban was Tate’s comment about the #MeToo movement, wherein he criticized the r*pe victims amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse cases. The internet personality was furthermore criticized for stating depression isn’t real. Tate’s ban was supported by many across the internet for his comments that objectify women, furthermore pushing his male audience in the wrong direction.
However, after the recent ownership of Twitter by Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX has been reinstating a bunch of names back. Unfortunately, one of those happens to be Andrew Tate.
Why was Andrew Tate banned from social media?
While his demeaning comments about women never stopped, the name of Andrew Tate was not as popular as it is now before 2022. Tate identifies himself as a self-help personality who guides his younger male audience. However, his advice to the audience is far from helpful as the 35-year-old man promotes misogyny casually, objectifying women to belong to men and nothing more.
It was in 2017, that Andrew Tate was banned from Twitter for his remarks on the #MeToo movement. “[I]f you put yourself in a position to be r*ped, you must bear [sic] some responsibility,” Tate tweeted. “I’m not saying it’s OK you got r*ped. No woman should be abused regardless. However with sexual assault they want to put zero blame on the victim whatsoever.”
Andrew Tate’s ban on Twitter, however, came to an end following Elon Musk‘s ownership of the site. Upon his ban being lifted, Tate posted a tweet that didn’t address his ban.
Mastery is a funny thing.
It’s almost as if, on a long enough time scale, losing simply isn’t an option.
Such is the way of Wudan. pic.twitter.com/rJkK92hzCd
— Andrew Tate (@Cobratate) November 18, 2022
Following the release of the ban on Andrew Tate and some other users, Elon Musk reinstated the Twitter account of Donald Trump as well.
Fans’ reaction to ban release of Andrew Tate
Following the release of the ban on Andrew Tate’s Twitter account, some of the fans seemed upset over the decision. The fans shared their dissent over the removal of the ban on their Twitter accounts.
Ugh that misogynist is back?https://t.co/lMmruj8CXy
— Clueless Ron (Save The Planet arc) (@ronaldcworld) November 19, 2022
Gotta say, both Elon and Andrew Tate have that same broken boy inside. The kid who can't handle rejection, who can't handle not getting their way. Eternally thirteen, feeding on what they understand as love.
Can see why he let him back. Toxic nerds of a feather.
— Mike Stuchbery 💀🍷(On Substack) (@MikeStuchbery_) November 19, 2022
I didn't know who Andrew Tate was but my 12yo son did.
Parents, they're coming for your boys. They market misogyny and racism to cishet white boys, in a package that seems appealing. Talk to your kids, have hard conversations. It's important.
— The Bard 💗💜💙 (@Dragonfly_Darcy) August 20, 2022
The highest rates of suicide in the West are amongst middle aged men with money. The more you have, the more you have to lose. These guys equate money and power with the value of a person's life, and whilst being poor sucks, there is more to life than material wealth.
— Mickey Hynes (tick) (@mickeyhynes) November 19, 2022
fully wish men like andrew tate would just admit they’re insecure in their masculinity and therefore need to make degrade women into submission to feel a sense of purpose and identity so we can all collectively move on
— charli (@prettycringey) November 19, 2022
The return of Andrew Tate’s Twitter account raises concern that the former professional kickboxer would continue setting a bad example for his younger male audience with his misogyny.