In a world where social media personalities can easily influence people, Andrew Tate proves to be a danger to society. The self-proclaimed “scammer” has earned a reputation as a misogynist. Netizens are disturbed by his views on women. The mounting assault allegations against him only add to the concern.
Although Tate has received massive backlash for his online alpha male behavior, the 35-year-old doesn’t seem out of step. If anything, he continues to amass a large following online. Under his “cobratate” Instagram profile, the former Big brother personality has acquired 3.4 million followers.
While Tate continues to be one of the most talked about people online, investigators have wondered if her online persona matches her offline persona. However, he confirms that he is not taking action and stands by everything he posts on his social media handles. Tate said in an interview:
“It’s all real. These are the things I say, these are the things I believe. These are the things I talk about in my private networks, I just don’t talk about them here in public. I don’t talk about it as deeply or as advanced. Among my private networks, I like to talk about them on a much more integrated level because the normies, the brokies, they’re not ready to listen to it.
Tate has seemingly confirmed that his political views don’t change behind closed doors, which makes things more intolerable.
Why is Andrew Tate mired in controversy?
Andrew Tate is a former kickboxing world champion. He was also a Big brother competitor and is currently a YouTuber and podcaster. His self-help videos, where he shares his thoughts on being an alpha male and being superior to females, among other opinions, have raised eyebrows online.
Before becoming known as an influencer, Andrew Tate starred in the 17th season of Big brother. However, he only lasted seven days on the show, as videos of him allegedly physically abusive towards women surfaced online. In the videos, Tate assaulted his ex-girlfriend with a belt. We heard him say in the video:
“If you behaved well, I wouldn’t have to hit you, would I?”
Andrew Tate defended himself by saying the videos were “bulls**t” and that the physical assault was consensual.
In 2017, Andrew Tate uploaded his first podcast episode to his YouTube channel TateSpeech, where he shared his controversial opinions like opposing gun control and saying men don’t need women to to survive. He also said in a video:
“Men are better than women, that’s what I mean. I am not sexist. I am realistic and reality is sexist.
In the same year, the multi-millionaire also addressed his move to Romania. In a now-deleted video from Tate’s YouTube channel, he admitted he decided to move to Eastern Europe because it was easier to get away with rape charges.
This happened simultaneously when the #MeToo movement was in full swing. At the same time, Andrew Tate posted a shocking tweet that got him banned from Twitter in 2017, where he wrote:
“If you put yourself in a position to be raped, you must [sic] some accountability…if there’s a sexual assault, they want to blame it on whoever the victim is.
In April this year, Tate was exposed for allegedly holding a woman captive at home. Twitter user @heardbeliever has revealed the YouTube personality’s alleged involvement in human trafficking. The home of Andrew and his brother Tristan in Romania was reportedly raided by law enforcement.
After this report, Andrew claimed that the girl staying at their house was cheating on her boyfriend with Andrew’s brother, Tristan. To hide her actions, the girl reportedly claimed she was being held against her will.
Adding to the list of misogyny and predatory behavior, Andrew Tate racked up significant backlash after appearing on the BFFs podcast, where he argued that it was okay for a man to have multiple partners. However, the same is not true for women. In the episode he said:
“Read the Bible, every man had multiple wives, not one single wife had multiple husbands. It’s against God’s will, it’s disgusting.
These are just a few examples of problematic behavior presented online. Several other clips of Andrew Tate’s troublesome views are available online.