Twitch streamer Asmongold questions Andrew Tate’s social media bans
Twitch streamer Asmongold is the latest online personality to weigh in on Andrew Tate’s round of social media bans, saying a person should only be banned for breaking the platform’s policies and laws. On his August 22, 2022 show, Asmongold was asked about his views on the controversial personality’s social media bans involving Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube.
In response, the American streamer Twitch claimed that while he disagreed with the majority of Tate’s ideas, especially regarding women, he is of the opinion that these platforms should reserve such severe bans on those individuals who break the law since “Freedom of expression must be protected.” He further added:
“In my opinion, it should be based on the law.”
Asmongold talks about Andrew Tate and his bans from all major platforms
Andrew Tate has absolutely dominated all social media platforms for the past two months. With multiple controversies surrounding him and concerns over his growing content and influence, major social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and even TikTok moved to have him banned. His accounts on these platforms, which had millions of followers, have been suspended.
While the decision was welcomed by the majority of people, popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer open-world role-playing game) streamer Asmongold believes that such bans shouldn’t be used against someone who has a “stupid” opinion. ” on something.
Addressing Andrew Tate’s influence on men, Asmongold spoke at length about his opinion, saying:
“A lot of guys, they see somebody like Andrew Tate, and they like what he says. He’s the guy who says somebody fucked up f**king anime, sitting there pointing video games 12 hours a day. In fact, you’re a loser, but it’s also women’s fault. It’s women, it’s society, and I think so, you have a certain degree of affirmative action. About working out, being healthy, trying to take things into your own hands, etc.”
Continuing his journey of reflection, he spoke about the idea of blaming others for his actions:
“It’s such an appealing idea that you can find someone else to blame for everything you’ve done wrong.”
Asmongold also admitted he wasn’t entirely sure it was the right decision to ban him from all platforms once and for all, but also added that he strongly believed in ‘personal censorship’. , something that allows individuals to deliberately avoid content on platforms they don’t want to be exposed to.
Moreover, he is also of the opinion that banning individuals for holding opinions not shared by many gives corporations too much power. Speaking about when a ban should go into effect, he noted:
“I think Andrew Tate is an a**hole… But I think the line to get banned on these platforms should be breaking the law with these platforms.”
Fans react to Asmongold’s recent take on Andrew Tate
As expected, his YouTube upload of the livestream instantly went viral, with over 194,000 views and thousands of comments from viewers around the world. Judging by the responses, the majority of viewers seemed to agree with what Asmongold had to say.
A few even expressed disappointment with the “cancel culture” on the internet. Here’s what fans had to say:
As of this writing, Andrew Tate has been banned from all major social media platforms. However, with big names and content creators bringing him on their live shows or just using him as a talking point, the controversial TikTok star continues to be talked about.