The men’s rights creator managed to fit a lot of bullshit into a very short clip after he got owned by the teenage climate activist on Twitter
ONE OF THE best gifts we, as a collective people, got this year was Greta Thunberg’s response to Andrew Tate after he sent her his list of his car collection. After she tweeted at him and told him that she doesn’t care about his cars and he should enlighten her with an email to email@example.com, Thunberg’s tweet caught the podcaster off guard and all he could say was: “How dare you?”
Tate is a former kickboxer who switched from reality television to content creation after a failed reality TV stint. After a video of him beating a woman with a belt was leaked, the now infamous media personality was booted from Big Brother in 2016. In addition to saying the actions were consensual, Tate has also been accused of abuse by other women – and he has since relocated to Romania.
“I’m not a rapist, but I like the idea of doing whatever I want,” he said. “I like the idea of freedom.”
Romanian police raided Tate and his brother Tristan’s home as part of a human trafficking investigation in April 2022, but no one has been charged and both Tates have denied the allegations.
But Tate is perhaps most famous for his frequent podcasts and Twitch appearances, where he became popular for his wildly misogynistic views, such as his belief that women who are raped share some of the blame and that women are worth less as a result of sexual activity. Tate was banned from most popular social media sites before gaining 4 million Instagram followers and 1 million YouTube subscribers.
It took Tate 10 hours to come up with a better comeback to Thunberg’s diss, and apparently his best effort was a one-minute response video practically dripping in condescension. Aside from the Versace bathrobe and poor audio quality, Tate also misrepresents climate change, Thunberg’s joke, and his entire political philosophy.