Andrew Tate is a former kickboxer and self-help guru who has accumulated millions of followers online. He has a controversial background and is known for his extreme misogyny.
During his time as a kickboxer, he won four world championship belts. In 2014, he defeated legendary kickboxer Wendell Roche in London. He also won a second world title in France at cruiserweight. His last professional fight was in 2020.
The 33-year-old has also gained a lot of attention for his views on women. He has made remarks such as stating that women cannot cheat, that they should have control over their bodies, and that men are more attractive to women than women are to men. Several videos of him have been posted on the internet and received huge hits. Many of them offer advice on how to pull girls, how to make money with a passive income, and how to escape the matrix.
After his arrest in Romania, he has been ridiculed by social media users and has been accused of being a human trafficking rapist. His brother Tristan was also arrested, along with his mother. They are suspected of raking in millions of dollars from webcam sites.
The investigation into his actions began in April. Police identified six people who were sexually exploited. However, the police did not provide further information.
In August, he was banned from Twitter. He has been a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump. And, after a video of him whipping a woman surfaced on the internet, he was banned from the British version of Big Brother.
Tate is not the first controversial celebrity to make headlines this year. He has been accused of misogyny and radicalizing boys. Some of his tweets have been viewed more than the tweets of President Trump.
Despite his controversial background, Tate has been able to quickly rise to fame. According to a Piper Sandler survey, Tate is the favorite internet influencer of under-18s.
When he was in the UK, Tate tried to get into reality TV. The actor met with arch-Brexiter Nigel Farage. He also mingled with other prominent conspiracy theorists. He was even spotted at the home of Mike Stuchbery, a prominent right-wing talk show host.
After his arrest, he was held in detention for 30 days. Authorities did not explain why he was held. A judge had previously ordered that he be kept in custody, but the judge extended the detention by another 30 days. It is not clear whether the detention will remain in effect.
Tate has also been accused of making false claims about women. For instance, he has claimed that women are more beautiful than men and that they cannot drive. Moreover, he has made comments about carbon emissions from 33 of his cars. Besides, he has posed in fast cars.
Before his popularity on TikTok, he had barely any followers. But, thanks to his videos, he went from being a no-name to one of the most followed celebrities in the world.