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Andrew Tate: Who Is He? Why Is He Famous

Why Is He Famous

Former “Big Brother” competitor Andrew Tate has recently generated a lot of discussion on social media and has been labeled a menace to young men because of his misogynistic views. Although challenges and dance routines on platforms like TikTok might be enjoyable, they can contain some “unsavory” material. “King of Toxic Masculinity” is how Andrew Tate is known for the content he creates.

Tate’s influence has been considerably reduced as a result of domestic abuse organizations condemning him and kicking him off of several social media platforms for breaking their rules. But for those who are interested in the controversial character’s history, all the details you need to know about Andrew Tate and his ascent to prominence are provided below.

The social media star formerly ran Hustler’s University, a subscription-based online education program where participants paid $49 per month to learn how to allegedly make $10,000 per month through bitcoin investment, drop-shipping, or other scam-related activities. Customers also received a commission for each referral they assisted in signing up for, and they advertised their affiliate links by sharing excerpts from Tate’s most upsetting films throughout social media. Hustler’s University apparently had 127,000 subscribers until it went down earlier this week, and despite its collapse, Tate is still the host of his Tate Speech show.

Tate has transformed from relative obscurity to one of the most well-known figures in the world in a short of months by adopting the persona of a self-help guru and providing his primarily male followers with a recipe for generating money, attracting women, and “escaping the matrix.” His name was searched on Google more frequently in July than either Donald Trump or Kim Kardashian.

His quick rise to fame wasn’t an accident. Evidence suggests that Tate’s supporters are being instructed to post videos of him on social media in large numbers, picking the most contentious ones to get the most views and interaction.

He first rose to fame in 2016 after being removed from the reality TV show “Big Brother” after a video appeared to show him attacking a woman with a belt, a clip he now claims was edited. Since then, he has gained further notoriety on sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok for his offensive comments, including some in which he suggested rape victims “bear some responsibility” for being attacked and others where he refers to women as “property” belonging to men.

The Good Brigade/ Getty Images | From private jets to cringe Instagram captions, Andrew Tate has the e-swindler influencer aesthetic down pat

 

He has also described how he would violently assault a woman for accusing him of cheating, saying he would “bang out the machete, boom in her face and grip her by the neck.” As a result, concerns have been raised about his influence on young people, particularly young men.

Critic

Popular Twitch streamer and political commentator Hasan Piker, a prominent critic of Tate’s, has weighed in on Hustler’s University, explaining that it both feeds off of and profits from Tate’s fandom.  He explained that he’s hooking them in with reactionary points of view that many people hold on to regardless and then using that as an opportunity to instill confidence in them and turn around and sell the product – that is himself. Piker further explained that Tate is making money by selling his audience the idea that they can get rich, “but the way he’s getting rich is by selling you the idea of teaching you how to get rich.”

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