Andrew Tate urged Elon Musk to keep his father Emory Tate's Twitter account active as the CEO recently announced a purge of inactive users. Musk claimed that the social media platform is expanding and has surpassed millions of users per day. He added that several changes would be made to Twitter to aid in the growth of the platform.
Elon Musk shared a tweet on his Twitter account, mentioning that the platform would be "purging accounts" that have had "no activity at all" for years in a row. This announcement was made so that influencers and others do not get alarmed if they see a drop in follower count.
However, Andrew Tate seemed to be bothered by the announcement and pleaded with the CEO of Tesla to keep his late father's account active since he regularly checks Emory Tate's Twitter handle.
Andrew Tate is a famous millionaire who has a fan base of millions of youth all around the world. He is widely known for his controversial and often, misogynistic comments. Andrew Tate has talked about his father Emory Tate on multiple occasions including on several podcasts.
Andrew Tate's father Emory Tate died of a heart attack
Emory Tate was an international master in the game of chess. He was born on December 27, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was notably referred to as "absolutely a trailblazer for African-American chess" by the first black chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley.
Emory Tate learned the art of chess as a child and soon became a creative and dangerous tactician on the Unites States chess circuit. He won around 80 tournament games against Grandmasters.
He passed away when he was just 56 years old after collapsing suddenly during a tournament in Milpitas, California.
After the first round of his game, he went to the restroom. When he returned to his seat, he asked one of his colleagues to call 911, as per MSN. No sooner did he request emergency services, he fell and collapsed. He was provided with first aid as the other participants waited for an ambulance.
He was declared deceased on October 17, 2015, despite being taken to a local hospital. It was later revealed that he died of a heart attack.
The SpaceX founder posted an update on May 8, 2023, about purging inactive accounts on Twitter. Andrew Tate took to the comments section of the post and mentioned that it was a "Very good idea."
However, he continued by adding that he didn't want his father's account to be purged out of existence. He claimed that he read his father's tweets daily and asked the Twitter CEO to keep Emory Tate's account active. He also added a link to the American chess master's account.
Andrew Tate seemingly shared a strong bond with his father and often speaks about him on a number of platforms.
The commentator was detained in a Romanian prison in December 2022 and is currently under house arrest after trafficking charges. Just a few days ago, Tate claimed that he had been 'poisoned' and showed his red rash and swollen face in a tweet, which has since been deleted.
Elon Musk has not responded to Tate's request as of this article's writing.