Who is Andrew Tate and why are parents so worried about him?

Andrew Tate needs to be removed from social media immediately.

There have been calls to remove Andrew Tate from TikTok after he has been named the 'King of toxic masculinity'.

The former kickboxer's videos are being viewed by billions, yes billions, but he is trending for all the wrong reasons.

Tate has become known for his toxic and concerning views on women and relationships. Parents are concerned about the number of young men being exposed to Tate's hateful and misogynistic views. So much so that they've now called for him to be banned from the app.

One man tweeted, "While some panic about drag queens reading to children, this guy is running havoc on TikTok. I first heard about him was when a student mentioned her younger brother started calling girls in his classroom “females” cuz of Andrew Tate."

"It's time for social media platforms to do something"

Tate has told his viewers that 'women are men's property'. He has also said that he wouldn't give a man CPR because "it is gay".

Another woman shared, "I hope the police can do something about this man as he's dangerous to women. I saw a video on his Instagram where he incited men to stone women to death to teach them morality. He's a violent narcissist abuser, yet has over 2m followers."

TikTok says there is no place for violence, hate, or misogyny on its platform, but why are billions of people still able to view Tate's harmful videos?

One TikTok user pointed out that he is spreading damaging messages to impressionable young men. With so many teenage boys using TikTok, Tate's messages are being seen by youths who are easily influenced.

"Andrew Tate isn’t even funny and I don't care if he’s trolling because there are millions of teenage boys and men who actually resonate with the content he puts out.

"Kids are so impressionable during their teen years."

Tate's videos are causing such grave concern that women's domestic violence charities have spoken out about it.

Refuge echoed calls to remove him from social media before too much damage is done.

They tweeted, "Content like this shows that social media companies are failing to protect women."

Ruth Davidson, Refuge CEO said: “Social media companies have a responsibility to ensure their platforms are safe and that users are not exposed to harmful content."

"Millions of teenage boys and men who actually resonate with the content he puts out."

"That accounts promoting violent misogynistic content and hate speech are able to build up large viral followings, particularly targeting young audiences shows that they are currently failing in this responsibility."

"Videos boasting about grooming young women, referring to them as 'property', and 'joking' about abusing them can normalise dangerous beliefs."

"Refuge is concerned that these hateful videos are becoming big business, with content creators earning sometimes vast sums by creating & sharing abusive messages and content."

The charity has called for these videos to be removed and for legislation to be introduced that will prevent men like Tate from sharing such horrifying messages online.