Andrew Tate is a current internet celebrity who became popular on social media because of his controversial comments that have a billion views on TikTok. Here’s why he was arrested and how Andrew Tate became the most searched name on Google in the month of July this year.
Tate has recently made headlines as he has been charged in Romania with rape, human trafficking, and leading an organized crime group involved in the sexual exploitation of women. Alongside him, his brother Tristan and two associates have also been charged, although they have all vehemently denied the allegations.
Who is Andrew Tate?
Andrew Tate is a British-American former professional kickboxer who is currently a social media content creator. He founded Hustlers University, an online platform that teaches people how to generate wealth via cryptocurrency and dropshipping. The university charges a monthly subscription fee and many of the members are young boys and men. To bring in more members they receive a 48% commission for each person they introduce. Apart from this, Andrew and his brother Tristan have also started a webcam business that hires women to tell fake stories to men.
When did he become famous?
Tate’s first appearance in media was in 2016, as a guest on the British reality show Big Brother but he was later expelled from the house when a video of him assaulting a woman went viral. Ever since the incident, he has earned attention through his controversial views on women's rights. His words were ‘women should bear some responsibility in cases of rape’, and he has repeatedly expressed that "women belong at home" and they should not be allowed to look at other men or go to clubs without the partner’s permission. His ideology has gained attention on TikTok, where videos featuring Tate's comments on women have received billions of views and have multiple fake profiles. He has also once tweeted that "depression isn't real."
Why was he banned from social media?
In the year 2017, Tate was banned from social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for his misogynistic and homophobic content. Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, have issued a statement that he was banned for violating policies classified under dangerous organizations and individuals. But when Elon Musk took over Twitter last year, he lifted the ban on Tate. TikTok has recently stated that they are currently investigating the issue.
What was the recent controversy with Greta Thunberg?
On December 27 of 2022, Tate tweeted tagging the Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, mentioning his total of 33 cars and offering to send her a list of their names and the enormous emissions. Thunberg, who is known for her firm response to world leaders, replied "yes, please do enlighten me. email me at [email protected]."
This exchange went viral on the internet, and as a response to that on December 29 of 2022, Tate released a video of 2 minutes, in which he eats pizza, makes a statement that he won't recycle the boxes, and calls Thunberg a "slave of the matrix" who has been programmed to scare people into supporting the government's efforts to "tax them into poverty to stop the Sun from being hot." This video has been viewed 14.5 million times on Twitter.
Why was Tate arrested?
On December 30th 2022, Tate and his brother with two Romanian nationals were arrested by Romanian police on charges of human trafficking and rape. Tate moved to Romania five years ago and, in a video, stated that about 40% of the reason for his move was due to the country's lax rape laws. His exact words were "I am not a rapist, but I like the idea of just being able to do what I want. I like being free." He was arrested based on the pizza box on the video; it was only available in Romania, which may have helped the authorities to pin him down. Hours after his arrest, Thunberg tweeted, "this is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes."
Q. What is Andrew Tate's net worth?
A. Andrew Tate is an American kickboxer who has a net worth of $355 million.
Q. What is Andrew Tate's MMA record?
A. Andrew Tate has competed in 3 total MMA fights, with 2 victories and 1 loss.
Q. How many Bugattis does Andrew Tate have?
A. Andrew Tate has only 1 Bugatti. It's a copper Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport purchased in December 2021.