Why is Andrew Tate a Multi-Millionaire After All of This?

Misogynist Andrew Tate makes a lot of money at the expense of women.

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Misogynist Andrew Tate makes a lot of money at the expense of women.

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Andrew Tate, #andrewtate, one of the most famous figures on TikTok, has been viewed 22.1 billion times and he currently has a networth of $350 million. He is a former kickboxer and is better known today for his misogynistic remarks.

He offers his mainly male fans a “recipe” for making money and “pulling girls,” which Urban Dictionary defines as “the act of convincing a girl to go home with you.”

In 2016, Tate was on a reality TV show called “Big Brother UK.”  He was evicted from the show after a video of him from 2012 surfaced of him beating a woman with a belt, calling her names, and telling her to count her bruises.  Later, Tate rebutted the abuse claim and said,  “they cut out all the sound cause she’s laughing in the video.”

The woman doesn’t laugh once in the video, instead she cries upon being stuck by him. Then in 2017, he was banned from Twitter after he said, “If you put yourself in a position to be raped, you must bare some responsibility.” 

This is a man who’s been accused of sex trafficking, assault, and even left the United Kingdom after 11 charges were brought up by the UK law enforcement. In a—now deleted YouTube video, he explained that 40% of the reason that he moved to Romania was because it was easier to get off the charges and the #metoomovement wasn’t as strong there. He also proceeded to say, “I’m not a rapist, but I like the idea of just being able to do what I want. I like being free.” 

This is a man that young boys who have access to the internet look up to, a man that has been trending on the internet for months. In July of 2022, there were more Google searches for him than Donald Trump or Kim Kardashian. 

Today, Andrew Tate is banned from Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok for violating their policies.With Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter in Nov. 2022, Tate has been reinstated.  However, his impact still remains on boys today. He still runs an online course in “Modern Wealth Creation” at his own “Hustlers University”, which is a website he founded. This website has 168,000+ members and is a “members only community” where you learn from millionaire professors about marketing, e-commerce, and investing by paying a $250 initiation fee as well as $49 per month. You don’t have to be any age to join this website. 

According to a CNET article, Australia’s Deakin University, Professor Josh Roose, a political sociologist said, “He’s mobilizing a sense not only of insecurity, but anger.”

Although TikTok community guidelines related to hateful content would suggest Tate’s suspension, critics believe that TikTok algorithims can be manipulated. Because his videos are agressive and eye-catching, he has made himself a role-model for alpha men and impressionable young boys. His message is then used by others to create additional misogynistic videos.

In a BBC article, educators are indicating concern over young boys quoting Mr. Tate. One teacher said, “These kids turn onto the wrong corner of the internet and suddenly they’re in a very, very radical place. They read it as gospel.”

Tate’s influence on main-stream media continues to expand. To many of his followers he is misunderstood, just doing it for shock-value and is a role model of masculinity. However, to women, he represents a dangerous man whose misogyny should be frightening not only to women, but men, too. In an article on Marie Claire entitled, “Andrew Tate’s Rise to Fame Is Proof That We Are Still Failing Women,” reporter Luch Corcoran said, ” If we don’t challenge these attitudes right from the start, we run the risk of spreading their rotting roots further. Tate’s views have been branded as extreme misogyny by domestic abuse organisations, who claim he is able to radicalize men and boys to commit harm offline. And, when such extreme beliefs are held, who is to stop anyone from acting on it?”

Unfortunately, the Violence Policy Center reports that over 2,000 women were killed by men in 2020. 89% of these women knew their killer. Arizona State University Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Sally Kitch, said “”In a society where violence is so prevalent and where weapons are so easily available, it’s dangerous.”

Andrew Tate is a disgrace and provacateur. Everyone, men and women, should not only be concerned, but should not only condemn his messages, but stop watching or listening to him.