Andrew Tate, a popular figure on the internet, recently faced a backlash that ultimately led to the termination of his affiliate program, Hustler University.
Hustlers University is an online course developed by Tate that promises to bring people to financial freedom.
The official site appeals to the naive with videos of exotic cars and yachts full of beautiful women.
Hustlers University is packaged as an online educational program with no institutional accreditation where members pay a monthly fee for cryptocurrency, e-commerce, and stock trading advice.
The marketing program was a major contributor to Andrew Tate’s viral success, encouraging members to recruit others and share videos of him in exchange for a commission.
In June, Tate said that the course had more than 80,000 members, but that points of sale like Insider could not independently check the number.
Critics slammed Hustlers University, calling it a scam.
After banning Tate on Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok last week, the program was closed.
Guardian conducted an investigation and suggested that the Hustlers University ended this program because it has no future.
The closure of the Hustlers University means that Tate’s income will see a major loss while members’ statistics have increased from 127,000 to 109,000 in the past two weeks.
A post on the program’s community forum has reassured subscribers that an exciting update is coming – supposedly Hustlers University 3.0.
Who is Andrew Tate?
Andrew Tate is a social media influencer and former professional kickboxer who has been making the rounds online for a few months.
He joined Big Brother in 2016 but was removed from the program after a video emerged showing he allegedly assaulted a woman.
According to the BBC, Tate called the video a “total lie” to make it look bad and said it had been edited.
Social media ban
Tate’s popularity stems from the ideologies he shared, most of which are misogynistic. Its content includes advice for young men, spitting out misogynistic and violent comments about women.
As a result, the influencer received bans on various platforms.
A spokesperson for Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, said his accounts had been suspended because “misogyny is a hateful ideology that is not tolerated on TikTok.”
They also said they would investigate its contents.
The spokesperson also said Tate violated policies regarding dangerous organizations and individuals, citing that he violated policies on hate speech.
TikTok released a statement stating:
“We continually look to strengthen our policies and enforcement strategies, including more safeguards to our recommendation system, as part of our work to keep TikTok a safe and inclusive space for our community.”