‘Misogynist’ TikToker Andrew Tate who boasts about slapping woman and makes abhorrent comments on rape is slammed by hosts of The Project who call for the social media platform to kick him off the platform
- Andrew Tate was labelled ‘the king of toxic masculinity’ and is viral on TikTok
- The Project’s Rachel Corbett and Abbie Chatfield weighed in on controversy
- They said Tate’s TikTok content promotes young boys to hold misogynistic views
- Hosts have called for the social media platform to shut him down for good
Hosts of The Project have called for TikTok’s most ‘dangerous’ influencer, Andrew Tate, to be banned from the platform for promoting ‘misogyny’.
British American kickboxer turned podcaster Andrew Tate, 35, has gained massive traction on TikTok for promoting a ‘masculine’ lifestyle featuring cigars, private jets and degrading women.
He has spoken about being violent towards woman and made abhorrent comments about rape to his millions of followers.
On Sunday night’s episode Rachel Corbett and Australian influencer Abbie Chatfield weighed in on the issue, calling for TikTok to remove Tate’s content from the platform.
The Project has called for content related to Andrew Tate (above) to be removed from the platform out of fear his misogynistic views are influencing young boys
In particular, they were concerned about how Tate’s content is influencing young teenage boys to hold derogatory views towards women.
‘Kids look at Instagram and TikTok and the idea of 11.6billion views as a success,’ Ms Corbett said.
‘That then says that those (misogynistic) views must be good because look at how famous (Tate) is, so then I want to emulate that.
‘It’s just really dangerous and I feel like TikTok has a responsibility to remove misogynistic posts.’
Despite TikTok’s community guidelines banning misogynistic content, Tate’s videos have been viewed more than 11billion times.
Chatfield compared how TikTok applies its community guidelines to Tate’s content versus her own.
‘I uploaded a TikTok in a white singlet, with a bra on, and it got deleted in a minute,’ she said.
‘But there’s endless videos of him saying that women are property and other extremely, vilely misogynistic things. How does that slip through the cracks but me in a singlet can’t?’
Abbie Chatfield (above) pointed out that one of her videos was removed by TikTok because she was wearing a ‘white singlet’ but ‘there’s endless videos of (Tate) saying that women are property and other extremely, vilely misogynistic things’
Tate’s misogynistic rants on TikTok have been viewed over 11billion times with children as young as 13 able to view his ‘dangerous’ content
Andrew Tate, who was born in Chicago but raised in Bedfordshire, has blown up on TikTok in the last three months as ‘the king of toxic masculinity’.
His content demotes women as ‘property’ and encourages boys to live a ‘hustler lifestyle’ and has seen a wave of young teenage boys associate his fame and wealth with the mistreatment of women.
The Project found after just a few hours on TikTok over half of a teenage boy’s content will be related to Andrew Tate.
As well as hundreds of fan accounts sharing his content on TikTok, Tate encourages young boys to emulate his mentality through his ‘Hustler’s University’ which promises get-rich-quick schemes using cryptocurrency, property or e-commerce.
It is understood over 127,000 are enrolled in the course.
Before his recent fame, Tate was often recognised as the former 2016 Big Brother contestant who was kicked out of the house after a video of him beating his girlfriend with a belt surfaced online.
More videos later emerged of Tate telling a woman to count the bruises he allegedly inflicted on her.
Both Tate and the woman deny allegations of abuse.
Since then his career has been marred by accusations of misogyny, racism and human trafficking.
The Project panelist Rachel Corbett (above) said Tate’s content is dangerous as young boys can see his wealth and fame and want to emulate his views
Andrew Tate’s videos include detailed descriptions of hitting and choking women and describing women as ‘property’
He is reportedly under investigation in Romania for human trafficking and sexual assault.
Now, impressionable children as young as 13 are being constantly exposed to his vicious rants that actively promote violence against women, including hitting and choking them.
In one video, Tate is seen describing how he would attack a women if she accused him of cheating.
‘It’s bang out the machete, boom in her face and grip her by the neck. Shut up b****,’ he said.
In other videos he describes throwing a woman’s possessions out of a window, described an ex-girlfriend as a ‘dumb h**’ and talks about only dating women aged 18-19 to ‘make an imprint’ on them.
Tate was removed from the Big Brother house in 2016 after videos emerged of him beating is girlfriend with a belt
Estimates of Tate’s wealth range widely from $35million to $400million and in recent interviews he claimed to have made his first million at 27.
A spokeswoman from the English domestic abuse charity White Ribbon said the negative conversation Tate initiates about women can ‘normalise violence’.
‘Men and boys regularly watching and listening to negative presentations of masculinity may begin to adopt these attitudes and behaviours, believing that they are acting as the ‘ideal man’.
‘This relates to being seen as tough, aggressive and suppressing emotion. These traits feed into gender norms, what ‘being a man’ and ‘being a woman’ is. Gender inequality is a direct result of traditional and negative stereotypes which confine women’s and men’s roles in society.
Tate is reportedly under investigation for human trafficking and sexual assault in Romania, Eastern Europe
‘Not only does this create a lot of pressure on men and boys, often affecting their mental health and self-image, it also creates dangerous cultures and environments for women and girls to exist in.
‘Sexist and derogatory comments exist on the same spectrum as controlling behaviour and physical and sexual violence, which creates environments where men go on to murder women.’
A TikTok spokesman previously told Daily Mail: ‘Misogyny and other hateful ideologies and behaviours are not tolerated on TikTok, and we are working to review this content and take action against violations of our guidelines.
‘We continually look to strengthen our policies and enforcement strategies, including adding more safeguards to our recommendation system, as part of our work to keep TikTok a safe and inclusive space for our community.’
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