Jackson Warne, son of cricketing great Shane, has defended posting videos by Andrew Tate saying he agrees with the misogynist influencer ‘on a few things’.
Tate, 35, said the bans were making him a ‘martyr’ and ‘this is the only time in human history where the betas of earth had power over the alphas’.
Jackson Warne (pictured), son of cricketing great Shane, defended posting videos by Andrew Tate by saying he agrees with the ‘misogynist’ influencer ‘on a few things’
Controversial influencer Andrew Tate, 35, has been banned from Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram
The TikToker who has racked up billions of views was kicked off various platforms after mounting criticism.
In one Twitter post he suggested women ‘bear some responsibility’ if they are assaulted, which led to him being banned.
In another video, Tate advised men accused of cheating by their girlfriends to ‘bang out the machete, boom in her face and grip her by the neck. Shut up b***h’.
Tate in numerous videos has also called women ‘property’ and noted that he prefers dating women aged 18-19 because it’s easier to leave an ‘impression’ on them.
However, Jackson Warne said those weren’t the messages he was endorsing.
‘I just thought I would quickly come on here and clear the air because I posted a recent story of Andrew Tate and it has clearly triggered or frustrated a few people by just seeing his face on my story,’ Jackson said.
‘I don’t agree with 100 per cent of the things he does say, but I do agree with a few of the things he does say, ie: work hard, don’t give up, be a provider, take control of your own life, don’t be a victim.
‘All these really good qualities he does say do resonate with me a lot. These are qualities that I also view as positives and I think that a lot of people should take them as positives and not just agree with everything he says, because he does say a few outrageous things.’
Jackson Warne (left) is Shane’s only son and second oldest child
Pictured: Tate, who has racked up billions of views on TikTok, talks about slapping and choking a woman who ‘likes it rough’
Jackson went on to blame the media for misrepresenting some of Tate’s videos – something the Tate himself has frequently complained about.
‘I also know how the media can manipulate and control narratives that aren’t true and take things out of context, but I just wanted to come on here and clear the air that I don’t agree with everything he says but I do agree with a few things,’ Jackson wrote.
In a farewell Youtube video Tate said his controversial remarks on women were ‘taken out of context’.
He his video content had been ‘vilified’ as he announced he would be taking ‘a break’ from podcasting.
Tate said the criticism he has received as ‘false narratives’, insisting he has ‘done nothing wrong’ and ‘goes to church’, adding that both he ‘and God know of my innocence’.
The controversy over Jackson post comes after his father died, aged 52, of a heart attack while holidaying in Thailand in March.
Jackson is Shane’s only son and second oldest child.
The leg spinner also had two daughters, Brooke and Summer, with wife Simone Callahan, before the couple divorced in 2005.
‘Toxic influencer’ Andrew Tate (pictured) says he was ‘playing a comedic character’ in videos which have been slammed as misogynistic after the ex-Big Brother star was banned from Facebook and Instagram for ‘violating policies’
Influencer Andrew Tate’s controversial past
Historic tweets by Tate were unearthed depicting allegedly abusive messages he sent to singer Cheryl regarding her marriage to footballer Ashley Cole.
In one message he refers to Cheryl and her former husband as ‘massive w*g sockets,’ as well as launching an attack on Canadian rapper Drake.
He is also said to have posted the now-deleted comment: ‘If I wanted to see black people running I’d just threaten them with jobs.’
The 35-year-old was booted off the show after a video emerged of Tate beating his ex-girlfriend with a belt, which he claims is the reason why he was removed from the Channel 5 reality show the day before.
The clip shows the star continually hitting the woman with his belt – he also slaps her across the face.
But the star insisted it was ‘playful fun’ and said at the time: ‘A longer version of the video shows us laughing and I’m hitting myself saying ‘it doesn’t hurt’. ‘I’m still friends with her and she’s in the UK with me now. I would never hit a woman.’
Tate stoked the fires of controversy again shortly before World Suicide Day when he tweeted ‘depression isn’t real’.
He wrote: ‘There are very few fat lonely man, aged 60 with no money or family or hobbys. Who arnt depressed. – this is not a clinical disease’.
His remarks were later blasted by former boxer Ricky Hatton and best-selling author J.K Rowling.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Tate caused controversy with his comments about rape.
At the time, he tweeted: ‘Women have been exchanging sex for opportunity for a very long time. Some did this. Weren’t abused. […] If you put yourself in a position to be raped, you must bear some responsibility.’
Twitter removed the tweets for violating their policy and Tate’s account was suspended, however he has since gone on to become a verified user.
Tate and his brother Tristan allegedly ran a cam girl business in Romania after moving there in 2017, where ’75 lingerie-clad models take calls from fans paying $4 a minute’.
He previously said: ‘I could open a strip club, but that takes money and I need overhead, I need money. How can I use these women to make me money.
‘At the height of my webcam pimpin’ I think I am the king of the world […] the problem is the first two girls worked for me because they loved me, […] but once you get bigger you start hiring girls who don’t love you. They are in it for the money.’
According to Daily Beast, Tate’s mansion was raided by Romanian authorities in relation to an alleged human trafficking incident.
The investigation followed a tip off from the US Embassy that a 21-year-old American woman was being held at the home against her will.
The case is ongoing. The brothers were released at the time and deny all wrongdoing.