"Dangerous misogynist" Andrew Tate was kicked off of Facebook and Instagram.
The self-described sexist was kicked off Meta for breaking the rules about "dangerous organisations and people."
Andrew Tate, a controversial online influencer who calls himself a misogynist, has been banned from both Instagram and Facebook.
The former kickboxer and reality TV star was kicked off Meta because he broke their rules "on dangerous organisations and people," the company said in an email.
Tate first became well-known after he was kicked off the TV show Big Brother in 2016 after a video of him beating a woman outside the show surfaced.
Since then, he has gotten criticism for his social media posts, which groups that help women who have been abused have called "extreme misogyny." In 2017,
he said on Twitter that women belong in the home and that rape victims "should take responsibility" for what happened to them. After that, Twitter banned him for life.
Tate has gained a following for his videos giving advice to men, many of which are sexist. Tate said in a YouTube video that he was "absolutely a misogynist."
He said, "I'm a realist, and sexism is part of being a realist. You can't be based on reality and sexist at the same time. "
Tate told the Guardian that many of his videos were parodies and that he was "playing a comedic character" in those videos.
"Internet rumours have made it seem like I don't like women, which couldn't be further from the truth," he said, adding that he has given money to charities that help women. "I really am not guilty."
Tate was a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, and he has been on a number of right-wing podcasts, including Alex Jones's Infowars.
Tate has become "impossible to avoid" on social media in recent years, and when he was banned from Meta platforms, he had more than 4.7 million Instagram followers.
TikTok has also banned Tate's official account and is working to get rid of any content about him that goes against their rules.