The Internet was in splits just yesterday as two famous people from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum - Greta Thunberg, teen climate change activist, and Andrew Tate, "alpha male", misogynist and homophobic influencer, faced off in a series of tweets.
And now reports are saying that the "King of Toxic Masculinity" who preaches that women are properties to be owned by men, Andrew Tate, has been detained by Romanian authorities in connection with a human trafficking and rape investigation. You read that right!
Maybe Tate's "women should bear responsibility for rape" mindset wasn't just for social media fame.
What happened? Romanian authorities detained Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan Tate on December 29 from his house in Romania's capital Bucharest in an ongoing investigation into a case of human trafficking and rape.
Check out the video of the raids by DIICOT:
The last part where the blurred video of cars is shown reportedly belongs to the Tate brothers, the same ones that Andrew Tate boasted in his tweet to Greta Thunberg of owning and emitting carbon emissions.
What does Andrew Tate have to say: Though the authorities have not named Andrew or Tristan Tate in their official statements in the case, a spokesperson for the Tates said:
What's the case? So far, four people including the Tates have been detained in the case, which the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) calls the "loverboy" scheme.
Did a pizza box lead to Andrew Tate's arrest? Several reports are claiming that Romanian authorities managed to track down Andrew Tate's latest location from the video he posted in response to climate change activist Great Thunberg's savage response.
Thank you for confirming via your email address that you have a small penis @GretaThunberg— Andrew Tate (@Cobratate) December 28, 2022
The world was curious.
And I do agree you should get a life ❤️ https://t.co/mHmiKHjDGH pic.twitter.com/SMisajQRcf
Romanian authorities needed proof that Andrew Tate was in the country so they reportedly used his social media posts. His ridiculous video yesterday featured a pizza from a Romanian pizza chain, Jerry's Pizza, confirming he was in the country.— Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) December 29, 2022
This is absolutely epic. pic.twitter.com/kyz4pqegkJ
Ok, who did this to Andrew Tate's wikipedia page? @GretaThunberg pic.twitter.com/2uEgiit9ui— Matthew Thiessen (@MattThiessenNT) December 29, 2022
On the other hand, Greta Thunberg had a mic drop response to Andrew Tate's detention.
this is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) December 30, 2022
Who is Andrew Tate? Andrew Tate is a British national who was born in the US. He is a 36-year-old kickboxer-turned-Internet guru who was banned from several major social media platforms like TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram for perpetuating misogynistic ideology.
In the past, Andrew Tate has admitted to running a "webcam business" involving women luring men who needed companionship. Reportedly, the Tates operate a number of restaurants, and casinos among other businesses in Bucharest.