Andrew Tate: An overview of everything the self-proclaimed “King of Toxic Masculinity” has said and done
Andrew Tate was one of the most polarizing figures of 2022 and will remain so in 2023 following his arrest and detention in Romania where he faces charges of organized crime, human trafficking and rape.
The controversial social media personality appears to remain active on Twitter despite the incarceration and countless misogynistic comments and views. On the social media platform, where he was banned in 2017 and unblocked again when Elon Musk took over the news service in 2022, he blows his disturbing views into the world completely uncensored: from the claim that women are the property of men, to the point of blaming rape victims and describing violence against women.
But Andrew Tate remains popular with his millions of fans. They praise the ex-kickboxer for promoting “male empowerment”. According to the British daily “The Guardians” teachers report increasing misogyny in schools and boys quoting Tate’s disturbing views, often wrapped in short slogans, to one another.
At the time of writing, Andrew Tate is being held in a Romanian prison after an appeal for his release was dismissed. GLAMOR recaps everything that has happened so far – from his early years in the spotlight to the current allegations against him.
1986: Andrew Tate’s birthplace and family
Andrew Tate was born in Washington, DC to Emory and Eileen Tate. Emory was an Air Force member and a celebrated chess player – he has been called a “pioneer for African American chess”. Andrew Tate has said in several interviews that his father was not often present during his childhood.
In one clip, he says: “My mother was quite subservient to my father, my father was certainly a disciplinarian, he was the man of the house… My father’s basic rule was: your mother is responsible for keeping you alive. Eat, go to bed on time, eat well, go to school. But it’s my job to teach you how to be a man and conquer the world… They had very clearly defined roles.”
Andrew Tate’s parents separated after Emory left the Air Force. His mother Eileen moved her children back to her native England when Andrew was eleven years old. Andrew Tate has one brother, Tristan, and one sister, Janine.
2007: Andrew Tate’s kickboxing career
After starting self-defense classes and martial arts, Andrew Tate began training in kickboxing under his trainer, Amir Subasic, at a gym in the English town of Luton. One of his first professional fights took place in April 2007. Until 2009 he won the British ISKA (International Sport Karate Association) full contact cruiserweight championship under the name “King Cobra”.
2011: Andrew Tate launches Twitter career
Andrew wins his first ISKA World Championship title by defeating Jean-Luc Benoit and begins to make a name for himself. He creates a Twitter account with the handle @cobratate.
Andrew Tate’s webcam company
It was around this time that he and his brother Tristan started a webcam company in his London apartment. Andrew describes it as “webcam pimping” in this interview clip, where he says the business makes him $600,000 a month, with 75 women working for him in four locations in front of webcams.