Who is Andrew Tate who was crushed by Greta Thunberg
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg's savage reply to former kickboxer Andrew Tate on his "33 cars" tweet went insanely viral online. It all started when Tate tagged Thunberg in a sarcastic tweet in which he talked about the number of cars he owns and their massive emissions. However, the teenage climate activist was not very impressed and shut him down with a scathing response. But, more on that later.
In case you aren’t aware who Andrew Tate is, read on. Tate is a former kickboxer who was banned from all social media platforms for his hateful and misogynistic comments in the past. However, he got his Twitter account back in November after Elon Musk's takeover.
The 35-year-old British-American is quite famous on TikTok as well. His videos, especially sexist ones, where he can be seen saying that a 'woman is a man's property' raked in millions of views.
Let's talk a little about Tate’s background. So, he was born in 1986 in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in Luton, England. He worked as a TV producer before entering into the world of kickboxing. He also appeared on the reality show Big Brother in 2016 and was also removed from it soon after. Why, you may ask? Well, a video of him violently hitting a woman with a belt and verbally abusing her went viral on social media. Tate claimed that the beating was "consensual" and said that he was still friends with that woman.
You might know about the #Metoo movement that emerged in the UK and US in 2017 after Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual assaults came into light. Well, talking about that, Tate said that women should “bear responsibility” for being raped. “If you put yourself in a position to be raped, you must [bear] some responsibility. I’m not saying it’s OK you got raped. No woman should be abused regardless. However, with sexual assault, they want to put zero blame on the victim whatsoever. A man looking at you or whistling at you or asking your name isn’t harassment," he added in a tweet.
“Women have been exchanging sex for opportunity for a very long time. Some did this. Weren’t abused,” Tate added.
After that, he was banned from Twitter.
Andrew Tate also funds something called a "Hustler's University" (a learning platform) where members can earn up to £10,000 a month through lessons on crypto investing, and by recruiting others to Hustler’s University, earning 48 percent commission for each person they refer, as per the Guardian.
Moreover, Hustler's University students are asked to attract “comments and controversy”, which is the key.
Coming back to the reply that Greta Thunberg gave to Andrew Tate for his sarcastic tweet, she said, “Yes. Please do enlighten me. Email me at email@example.com”.