Andrew Tate, Toxic Masculine Ambassador, Now Arrested: 5 points
Influencer Andrew Tate was arrested by Romanian authorities on Thursday on suspicion of human trafficking. Just a day earlier, he was mocked online following a Twitter feud with climate change activist Greta Thunberg.
Here are 5 facts about Andrew Tate:
He has amassed an online following, consisting mainly of young men, by advocating a hyper-masculine lifestyle.
In 2016, he was a contestant on the UK reality show Big Brother, and was kicked out of the show after a video of him hitting a woman with a belt appeared online.
He is a former professional kickboxer. After his retirement, he is mainly active as an entrepreneur and a social media influencer.
In the past, he has been banned on Twitter for saying women should be “responsible” for being sexually assaulted. He was reinstated following Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover.
He currently has more than 3.8 million followers on Twitter, where he regularly encourages his followers to “take the red pill”, in reference to the movie “The Matrix”. “Take the red pill” is a common term used by internet users on the right to encourage others to question the status quo.
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