Who IS this Tate guy? What does Andrew Tate do?
Andrew Tate is an American-British internet personality and former professional kickboxer. Following his kickboxing career.
Tate began offering paid courses and memberships through his website and later rose to fame as an online influencer.
In 2005, Tate started practicing boxing and martial arts. In November 2008, Tate was ranked the 7th best light-heavyweight kickboxer in Britain by the International Sport Kickboxing Association (ISKA).
Tate received attention for his tweets describing his view of what qualifies as sexual harassment amid the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse cases and for tweeting several statements about his view that sexual assault victims share responsibility for their assaults. In 2017, he was criticized for tweeting that depression “isn’t real”.
Three of Tate’s Twitter accounts were suspended at different times. In 2021, an account that he created to evade his previous ban was verified by Twitter contrary to their policies.
The account was subsequently permanently suspended, and Twitter said the verification occurred in error. In August 2022, following an online campaign to deplatform him, Tate was permanently banned from Facebook, and Instagram, where he had 4.7 million followers.