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Andrew Tate says he was just ‘playing a comedic character’ following his social media ban

He has been banned from Facebook, Instagram and TikTok

Andrew Tate has said he was just “playing a comedic character” following his ban from four different social media platforms.

Meta, which owns both Facebook and Instagram, banned Tate last week on 19th August for violation of its policies, citing policies against dangerous organisation or individuals. At the time his Instagram account was removed, Tate had just under five million followers.

TikTok has since followed this example, and banned Tate’s account on the grounds of his account violating the app’s policies against “content that attacks, threatens, incites violence against, or otherwise dehumanizes an individual or a group.”

This comes after Tate was banned from Twitter in 2017 after tweeting that women “bear some responsibility” for being sexually assaulted.

In addition to saying he was playing a character, in a statement Andrew Tate also claimed that he had been receiving upwards of 10,000 death threats daily. He concluded his comment by saying that Instagram reinstating his account would be “the most powerful thing they could do.”

Tate has now spoken out about his ban, in a statement made to multiple news outlets he said: “It is very unfortunate that old videos of me, where I was playing a comedic character, have been taken out of context and amplified to the point where people believe absolutely false narratives about me.

“In the last two weeks I dedicated over one million dollars to charities supporting women. I posted this on Instagram, but Instagram ignored it. I have made videos explaining that my mother is my hero, and how men should protect and provide for women. Instagram ignored it. Internet sensationalism has purported the idea that I’m anti-women when nothing could be further from the truth.

“This is simply hate mobs who are uninterested in the facts of the matter trying to personally attack me. They twist facts and produce fancy documents full of half truths and lies to attack people they don’t like.

“The media is spinning a false image of me, on repeat, and Instagram bowing to pressure is a massive shame. I will always have millions of fans around the world and my platform would be a beacon of light, teaching people of all genders and races how to respect one another for years to come. Now these fans can not learn important lessons of love. Why?

“With my instagram page, I began to prove all of the negative narratives false and show the world tolerance. My fans would follow in my footsteps of tolerance and love and the world would become a better place. I was even instructing all of my supporters to be respectful in discourse against those who do not like me. My fans would respectfully and logically reply to death threats. Hate doesn’t fix anything. Love does.”

Continuing, he said: “I am a fantastic role model for all people, both male and female. The outpouring of support for me has been immense. I will continue my charitable acts as it is true to my nature, in time the world will understand to see beyond what they’re told, to think for themselves and not believe everything they read. I am genuinely innocent. But I truly believe god will prevail.”

Featured image via YouTube.

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