What’s So Bad About Andrew Tate?: A Brief History of Why So Many People Dislike Him

According to Google Trends’ Year in Search Report for 2022, “‘Who is Andrew Tate?’ was the most popular search term starting with “Who is” in the United States.

Across the globe, Tate himself was the 8th most searched person, placing just behind con artist Anna Sorokin (or Delvey) and in front of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Before being publicly owned by Greta Thunberg and subsequently arrested for s*x tr*ffick*ng charges, Andrew Tate was once a kickboxer turned social media personality.

Tate, dubbed “the King of Toxic Masculinity,” with his hyper-masculine, violently anti-woman views were deemed unsafe by Meta based on their policies on dangerous organizations and individuals.

TikTok banned him due to company policy on misogyny and hateful propaganda.

What sets Tate apart, is his encouragement of not just objectification and dismissal of women, but also his endorsement of physical violence.

If there is anything to applaud in this whole story, it is the courage and strength of the women who came forward to speak out against Tate in 2015 and again in 2022.

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