Logan Paul recently weighed in on Andrew Tate’s situation. Unlike his brother Jake, Logan believes that the controversial figure deserves to be censored.
Andrew Tate was a professional kickboxer who is now a businessman and influencer. The British-American gained huge fame by creating a mess on social media over his statements regarding gender, women, business, and class. His controversial takes and toxic masculinity quickly made him popular.
However, the 35-year-old has been banned from using Facebook and Instagram for his inflammatory opinions on women. And recently, video sharing platform TikTok also removed Tate from their platform.
Boxing star Jake Paul talked about Tate’s banning on his Twitter account. Both figures had exchanged insults and even teased about squaring off in a ring.
However, Jake admitted he wouldn’t censor Tate because ‘it’s not the right thing to do’.
“Both of these statements are true: 1) I don’t agree with a lot Andrew Tate’s opinions 2) I don’t agree with censorship. Who is with me?” Jake wrote on Twitter.
Surprisingly, Jake’s older brother has a different opinion. During a recent episode of his podcast Impaulsive, Logan Paul was straight to the point explaining why it only makes sense for major social media to remove Tate from their platforms.
“You wanna re-platform this guy? Anyone. You wanna have him on your shows, do you wanna give him another opportunity to speak and spread his agenda?” Logan asked.
“Because whether you believe it or not, the s**t that Andrew Tate is saying will have a ripple effect much more dangerous than you can imagine because his narrative is truly hateful and it will affect young people. But you can’t say what you want to say when the platform you want to spread your word on is privately owned and money is a factor.”
“The companies that Andrew Tate is spreading his speech on have the sole objective of making money. Some of his takes have merit, some of them are disgusting. Say he has good four takes and one is f***ed up, so when Andrew Tate becomes your idol or ‘god’ or the person who you look up to online.”
The now-WWE wrestler explained that Tate’s influence has displeased the majority users of those platforms and it surely will threaten the company.
“Andrew Tate has a lot of influence but when the one take comes out you always have to remember that these platforms can ban him and do whatever the f*** they want. Freedom of speech, you can do whatever you want, but when you are at the mercy of an organization that brings you visibility and you don’t want to play the rules, that’s going to be a problem.”