Why was Andrew Tate banned from Twitter? Internet slams Elon Musk after influencer’s account reinstated

Andrew Tate celebrates his return with post, 'Mastery is a funny thing. It’s almost as if, on a long enough time scale, losing simply isn’t an option'

Why was Andrew Tate banned from Twitter? Internet slams Elon Musk after influencer’s account reinstated
After a five-year ban, Andrew Tate is officially back on Twitter (@Cobratate/Twitter/ Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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BUCHAREST, ROMANIA: Andrew Tate who rose from relative obscurity as a 'Big Brother' contestant raised eyebrows for his controversial takes on misogyny that got him banned from the full spectrum of social networks - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. However, after a five-year ban, Andrew Tate is officially back on Twitter. 

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Back in 2017, Tate was booted off Twitter for criticizing the #MeToo movement and his derogatory comment against the victims. At that time, the toxic influencer said, the rape victims "bear some responsibility" for putting themselves in a position to be assaulted, a false claim that seeks to exonerate the perpetrators of violence against women. He even claimed the #MeToo movement hasn't helped women and has served only to "destroy" the safety of men. Tate who is reinstated on Twitter under his profile 'CobraTate' appeared to even celebrate his comeback with a post that read, "Mastery is a funny thing. It’s almost as if, on a long enough time scale, losing simply isn’t an option.”

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Tate was banned from Twitter for evading a previous ban, a Twitter spokesperson told CNET. Tate has more recently become a trending personality on the internet and promises to show boys and men how to "escape the matrix," shorthand for becoming more wealthy and successful. Tate’s resurgence on Twitter comes after Elon Musk's big plans for the social media giant, following a "free speech" post saying he’d reinstated Kathy Griffin, Jordan Peterson, and the Babylon Bee. The CEO of Twitter wrote, "New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach." 

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Many social media users were disgusted by Tate's return and most of them blamed Elon Musk. One user wrote, "Zero respect for @elonmusk getting andrew tate back on twitter and letting violence against women and girls run rampant." Another wrote, "We’re not surprised seeing as though Twitter’s been a dumpster fire for the last week or 2." "As a woman I am disgusted." "As a woman I am disgusted," read a tweet. "Andrew Tate is a hateful misogynistic c***. Everywhere would be better off without him," chimed in another user. One user wrote, "You brought back Andrew Tate?!? What in the actual f**k @elonmusk?! Oh god maybe this website really is doomed." One Twitter thread read, "Elon Musk has caused more social havoc than Andrew Tate. And that's saying something lol." "The look on the faces of those who were hoping that Twitter would be "dead" by now, when they instead see suspended accounts of Jordan Peterson, Andrew Tate, etc, being reinstated," read one tweet.

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