Prominent influencer Andrew Tate has decided to close his money-making affiliate marking scheme Hustlers University only a day after being banned from his main social media platforms.
The kickboxer turned internet superstar has been making content on the internet for quite some time, but recently went viral on TikTok and Instagram following a massive content push into Hustler's University. Tate's content, primarily directed at young men, was seen as controversial, with many of his ideas and beliefs being interpreted as misogynistic or offensive. Despite the controversy, Hustler's University, a Tate-run program that teaches members how to make money, gained more than 100,000 members paying $49.99 a month.
Tate's step into major fame came through Hustler's University as members were encouraged to make the content of Tate to post onto social media new social media channels, with each member getting a referral cut for signing up new people to Hustler's University. Members reported that this was one of the best ways to make money inside of Hustler's University and was the main reason Tate quickly became a superstar without even having his own TikTok account.
Now, Meta has announced that it has banned Tate from Facebook and Instagram, citing a violation of policies of dangerous organizations and individuals and hate speech. A TikTok spokesperson told Insider that Tate and his content will be removed from the platform because "misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok". Adding that, TikTok is currently performing an investigation into his content.
Tate told UK newspaper Mirror that old videos of him have been taken out of context and that he was "playing a comedic character". Adding that the tech giants that own these platforms are "bowing to pressure" and "ignoring" the good deeds he has done, citing that over the last two weeks, he has "dedicated over $1 million to charities supporting women. I posted this on Instagram, but Instagram ignored it."