Controversial ex-kickboxer Andrew Tate revealed why he believes he was banned from multiple Big Tech social media platforms during an interview with mixed martial artist Sean O’Malley.
O’Malley released a teaser for the interview on his YouTube channel last Friday. In the video, Tate talked about the coordinated deplatforming campaign against him earlier this year.
“99% of my content was aimed at men, it had nothing to do with women at all,” Tate said. “They attacked me with that misogyny garbage, but the truth is 99% of my content was aimed at men, telling them the truth. One of the great things about the masculine journey is that we have all live a semi-similar story. It’s kinda cool, like we’ve all been the teenager who gets heartbroken… We’ve all kinda lived the same kind of journey.”
“That’s the thing about being a man, and that’s what I was saying to the kids, is that look, you’ve gotta get up,” Tate continued. “It’s going to be difficult, the world is getting harder and harder, especially for men. It’s all clout, it’s all status, there’s no way you’re going to matter if you don’t get up and work extremely hard. For some reason, they thought I was toxic and I had to be deleted.”
O’Malley surprised critics by scoring an upset victory against #1 ranked bantamweight fighter Petr Yan at UFC 280.
Tate defended his opinions on gender dynamics during a “final message” released in August, in which he stated “I’m very, very happy that my life has been difficult because it is difficult to become a man of my capabilities without the struggles, without facing adversities and without overcoming often insurmountable odds. Even from a very, very young age, I was taught that going to the authorities and crying and hoping someone else is going to fix your problems is not the way a man conducts himself.”
“This leads me on to the reason I believe these narratives have gained such a foothold in popular consciousness,” Tate added. “Due to the fact I’ve been able to develop an iron mind, because I am probably the only individual who can be vilified to this level without taking personal insult and without being emotionally affected. I’ve allowed certain narratives to gain traction when I shouldn’t have done.”