Andrew Tate

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Andrew Tate
Andrew Tate on 'Anything Goes With James English' in 2021.jpg
Tate in 2021
Born
Emory Andrew Tate III

(1986-12-14) December 14, 1986 (age 35)
NationalityAmerican
British
RelativesEmory Andrew Tate I (father)
Andrew Tate on 'Anything Goes With James English' in 2021.jpg
Tate during an interview in June 2021
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight198 lb (90 kg; 14.1 st)
DivisionLight heavyweight
Fighting out ofLuton, England
Bucharest, Romania
TeamStorm Gym
Websitecobratate.com

Emory Andrew Tate III is an American-British internet personality and former professional kickboxer.[1] After his professional career ended, he started offering paid memberships and courses through his website. His commentary has resulted in various platforms banning him.[2][3][4][5]

Early life[change | change source]

Tate was born on December 14,1986,[6] in Washington, D.C.,[7] He grew up in Luton, England. His father, Emory Andrew Tate II, was an international master of chess. When he was five years old, he learned to play the game of chess.[8] Although his father would often withdraw him from tournaments because of his poor performance, he eventually became a talented player.[9][10]

Career[change | change source]

Kickboxing[change | change source]

Tate started training in martial arts and boxing in 2005. While he was working as a television advertising salesman, he won the 2009 ISKA Full Contact Cruiserweight title in Derby, England. Although he had won 17 of his 19 professional fights, he was regarded as the best fighter in his division in Europe.[11]

Tate won his first ISKA title after defeating Jean-Luc Benoit in a rematch. In 2013, he defended his title against Jean-Luc Benoit in France.[12] He became the second ISKA world champion to hold titles in two different weight divisions.[13] He competed in mixed martial arts for a couple of years before eventually calling it quits due to injuries.[14][15]

Big Brother online ventures[change | change source]

In 2016, while he was a guest on Big Brother, he was criticized for his racist and homophobic comments on Twitter.[16] After the release of a video that showed him assaulting a woman with a belt, he was removed from the show. [17] He later said that the actions in the video were consensual.[18] During his time on the show, he had only been there for six days.[19]

Tate's website claims that he runs a webcam studio using his girlfriend as an employee. In Romania, he and his brother started a business that sells sob stories using webcam girls. They claim that they have made millions of dollars from their operation.

Hustlers University[change | change source]

Tate runs a website called Hustler's University which provides monthly membership fees to individuals who want to receive education on various subjects, such as cryptocurrency trading and dropshipping. Until August 2022, members were able to receive substantial commissions for recruiting others through an affiliate marketing program.[20][21]

Critics noted that the scheme functioned as a pyramid scheme. Tate became very prominent in 2022 after he encouraged members of his university, Hustler's University, to post videos of him on social media in an attempt to boost their engagement.[22][23]

Social media[change | change source]

Social media presence[change | change source]

Tate became known for his tweets about the sexual abuse cases involving Harvey Weinstein. He also stated that those who suffered from sexual harassment should share the blame for their actions. In 2017, he made a statement about depression that was widely criticized. Tate's accounts were suspended multiple times. In 2021, one of his accounts was mistakenly verified by Twitter, which he had created to avoid his previous ban. The account was then permanently deleted.[24] Twitter claimed that the mistake was made due to an error,[25] and the account had been promoted with a link.[26]

Tate was first known as a far-right figure online due to his appearances on various right-wing sites, such as InfoWars and Jack Posobiec.[27]He was described by The Independent's Rabbil Sikdar as a cult-like figure who is known for his anti-feminist views. Tate has called himself a misogynist and a sexist, and he has stated that women are merely "long for the man" and that if they accused him of being an unfaithful husband, he would attack them with a machete. The White Ribbon Campaign, which is an organization that fights against male-on-male violence, considers his statements to be extremely misogynistic.[28] Hope Not Hate, an activist group that fights against fascism and racism, criticized Tate's social media presence,[29] saying it could encourage the far-right audience to follow him. In response, Tate noted that his content mainly focuses on teaching his followers how to avoid being toxic and low-value individuals.[30][31]

Criminal investigation[change | change source]

In a YouTube video that was later deleted, Tate stated that he moved to Romania because it was easier to get away with rape in Eastern Europe. However, in April 2022, his house was raided by the country's DIICOT, which is an investigative agency that focuses on terrorism and organized crime.[32][33]

In August 2022, the US Embassy in Romania alerted local authorities about the presence of an American woman at a property. Following a raid, the two women were recovered. According to the authorities, the investigation is still ongoing. The US State Department did not comment on the incident.[34]

References[change | change source]

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  2. Holpuch, Amanda (August 24, 2022). "Why Social Media Sites Are Removing Andrew Tate's Accounts". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  3. "Misogynist Influencer Andrew Tate Removed From TikTok, Facebook And Instagram". HuffPost. August 20, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  4. Miranda, Shauneen (August 20, 2022). "Andrew Tate gets banned from Facebook, Instagram, TikTok for violating their policies". NPR. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
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  6. Sherdog.com. "Andrew". Sherdog. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  7. "THE WORST THINGS ABOUT BEING RICH 🤑🤬 - YouTube". web.archive.org. August 22, 2022. Archived from the original on August 22, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. "Chess family strives to keep pressures of game in check". The South Bend Tribune. August 30, 1993. p. 9. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  9. "'Emroy Tate was Absolutely a Trailblazer for African-American Chess': Andrew Tate's Father Once Received Ultimate Praise from Grandmaster Maurice Ashley". EssentiallySports. August 4, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  10. "Tate on the rise - Luton Today". web.archive.org. August 12, 2017. Archived from the original on August 12, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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  12. Corby, Donagh (July 30, 2022). "Jake Paul vs Andrew Tate tale of the tape after kickboxer's fight call-out". mirror. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  13. "Kickboxing: Tate becomes a two time world champion | Luton on Sunday". web.archive.org. December 6, 2014. Archived from the original on December 6, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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  16. Lee, Ben (June 9, 2016). "Big Brother's Andrew Tate revealed to have made homophobic and racist comments on Twitter". Digital Spy. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
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  18. "Andrew removed from Big Brother House over outside activities". BBC News. June 14, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  19. "Twitter ignored its own rules to verify kickboxer banned from the site". The Independent. January 25, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  20. "Twitter ignored its own rules to verify kickboxer banned from the site". The Independent. January 25, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  21. Nast, Condé (August 15, 2022). "How Andrew Tate built an army of lonely, angry men". British GQ. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  22. "Andrew Tate: money-making scheme for fans of 'extreme misogynist' closes". the Guardian. August 20, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  23. "Inside the violent, misogynistic world of TikTok's new star, Andrew Tate". the Guardian. August 6, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  24. "Twitter ignored its own rules to verify kickboxer banned from the site". The Independent. January 25, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  25. "Inside the violent, misogynistic world of TikTok's new star, Andrew Tate". the Guardian. August 6, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  26. Harvey-Jenner, Catriona (September 12, 2017). "Man on Twitter who claimed depression 'isn't real' got absolutely schooled". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  27. "TikTok and Meta ban self-described misogynist Andrew Tate". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  28. "Opinion: Why are so many British Muslims getting seduced by Andrew Tate?". The Independent. August 16, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  29. Waters, Seren Morris, Lowenna (August 22, 2022). "Who is Andrew Tate and why has he been banned from Facebook and Instagram?". Evening Standard. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  30. Bushard, Brian. "Ex-Kickboxer/Influencer Andrew Tate Banned By Instagram And Facebook As TikTok Investigating Sexist Content". Forbes. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  31. "The internet can't stop talking about Andrew Tate". NBC News. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  32. "The internet can't stop talking about Andrew Tate". NBC News. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  33. "Inside the violent, misogynistic world of TikTok's new star, Andrew Tate". the Guardian. August 6, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  34. Andrei, Dumitrescu (April 11, 2022). "Anchetatorii au descins în casa din Pipera a luptătorului Tristan Tate, fost iubit al Biancăi Drăgușanu". Gândul (in Romanian). Retrieved August 30, 2022.