London, Europe Brief News – If you’re a regular user of social media, namely Instagram or TikTok, it’s likely that you may have seen one or two videos of Andrew Tate on your feed in recent weeks.
Perhaps he was giving a motivational talk about how men can “level up”, or how he thinks people who vape are “stupid”. More likely, you may have stumbled across one his more popular videos in which he expresses divisive views on feminism and women.
Tate has made headlines in recent weeks for his controversial opinions, and has racked up a huge online following in the process. Here’s everything you need to know.
Who is Andrew Tate?
Emory Andrew Tate is a social media influencer and former kickboxer.
He is also the founder of Hustler’s University, an online “academy” where members pay a monthly membership fee in exchange for advice on how to make a passive income from several online industries.
What are the controversies surrounding him?
In 2016, Tate was booted from the 17th season of Big Brother after a video surfaced showing Tate hitting a woman with a belt. In a statement, Tate said the actions in the video were consensual.
Tate has been the subject of much criticism in recent weeks, primarily for his views on women, which have been denounced as misogynistic.
In one video in which he is seen discussing feminism, Tate said women should “shut the f*** up, have kids, sit at home, be quiet and make coffee”.
Some of his most viral video see him expressing opinions such as “women can’t drive”, that men can cheat but women can’t, and that 18-year-old women are “more attractive than 25-year-olds because they’ve been through less d***”.
In an interview with The Mirror in March, Tate and his brother Tristan revealed they run an adult webcam business, which employs lingerie-clad models to have chat sessions with men.