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Charities call for Orthodox Christian Andrew Tate to be removed from social media

by Sophie Drew
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Charities are calling for four-time kickboxing world champion Emory Andrew Tate the Third - known to many simply as Andrew Tate - to be removed from social media platforms.

Tate - who has previously defined himself as an Orthodox Christian and claimed to give more than £16,000 a month to the Romanian Orthodox Church - has already been banned from Twitter for his controversial views.

It's feared his posts are promoting toxic viewpoints and misogyny to his audience - many of whom are teenage boys. 

With more than four million followers on Instagram, Tate isn't afraid to share his views. In one of his more controversial interviews, Tate said he would never give his time to women that believe in gender equality.

He's also said that he decided to move from the UK to Romania because "corruption is far more accessible" in the Eastern European country.

In one interview, he said men should be allowed to commit adultery within marriage.

Taking to Instagram, he also hit out at breakfast cereals. He believes waking up and eating something you didn't have to "hunt or kill" "breeds arrogance and laziness".

Instead, he suggests starting the day with "hunger and memories", reflecting on his life before taking "all that anguish and pain then add a little nicotine and caffeine" to set his "blood on fire". 

Bernard Reilly, known to many as DJ Proclaima, works with young people through his Soul Cure ministry. He's also a father himself. 

Speaking to Premier Christian News, he says that a Christian faith isn't enough when filtering the people who may be influencing your children. 

He said: "I think I think social media can be a force for good and a force for bad. 

"I think it's what you say on there that makes a massive difference. 

"I think the difficulty we have is that we live in a kind of popular society where people are on reality shows; they feature on different things, or just through social media, they become celebrities. 

"Unless you're managing what your kids are doing, and what they're looking at, if you're not careful, they can become people that your children can be influenced by.

"I mean, we call them influences, don't we? 

"If somebody's not carrying a good message, or a positive message - and sometimes it's not just what they say, it's how they look and are dressing the kind of values that they're emanating - then it's not a good thing. 

"It's not a good thing."

The musician shared how they have approached things within his family, saying: "We've discussed certain prominent characters and we've had a discussion about what they're saying in the message that they carry.

"Then we look at that and see how that measures up against the Bible. 

"So it's not about controlling your kids like a policeman, but it's about working with them.

"It's a dangerous word for them, so we have to do our best." 

Despite his Christian faith, Tate has also praised Islam, saying that he would be willing to bet it will be the last remaining religion, and that it "solves most of the world's problems"

The social media influencer has responded to the critics by donating money to charity. 

In a post on Instagram, he said: "I have decided to show what a loving, nice man I am and donate 1,000,000 dollars to charities which support domestic violence against women. 

"I will however also donate 1,000,000 dollars to charities which help men with mental health issues. 

"I support men and stick up for men, and the hates and liars think this means I hate women. 

"No.

"We can both win.

"People need support.

"Not just men or women.

"Top G has kindness for all." 

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