“Somehow I am the villain, when all of my posts were bible verses and charitable donations. Banning me only inspires more internet hate mobs and more division. This will become a weapon of attack for different points of view for the foreseeable future.
“Instagram allowing me to return to educate the youth of today on the importance of respect for one another is the most powerful thing they could do. Allowing me to stay and teach respect would prevent hate mobs and internet sensationalism controlling narratives. It would be good for the future of humanity,” he said.
Born in Chicago, USA, and raised in Luton, England, Tate now lives in Romania, where, as explained in one of his videos, he purportedly registered his home as a shooting range so that he could keep several firearms on the premises.
Tate has admitted to being investigated by authorities for allegedly abusing a woman and participating in human trafficking, accusations he has continuously denied and has maintained were dismissed by the police.
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