As a form of retaliation to his misogyny, many people have taken to yassifying the kick-boxer, Andrew Tate, online.

As a form of retaliation to his misogyny, many people have taken to “yassifying” the kick-boxer, Andrew Tate, online.

Andrew Tate has recently gone viral on TikTok for his extreme views that he has shared on online podcasts. He gained popularity with 4.6 million followers on Instagram and more than 740,000 followers on YouTube

 Tate’s violence influences young men navigating what it means to be a man through the “inspirational” speeches that he gives on podcasts. Even some women are being coerced into believing what he says is true. Andrew Tate has also said women belong at home, can’t drive, and are a man’s property.

Tate even doubled down on his opinion that women are like dogs and children, saying: “You can’t be responsible for something that doesn’t listen to you. You can’t be responsible for a dog if it doesn’t obey you, or a child if it doesn’t obey you, or a woman that doesn’t obey you.” 

The infantilization and dehumanization of women are some of the most sexist tropes  perpetrated by men. Tate talks about hitting and choking women, thrashing their belongings, and stopping them from going out.

“It’s bang out the machete, boom in her face and grip her by the neck. Shut up,[expletive],” he said in one video, acting out how he would attack a woman if she accused him of cheating. 

Many students at RHS are very offended with his actions and words.

Andrew Tate is “a little boy with severe mommy issues who is clearly projecting them onto women,” said by Jade Camillo, 12.

 Another video originally posted to YouTube that recirculated on Twitter reveals an even more concerning belief. Andrew said that in Eastern European countries it is easier to get off on rape charges and that it’s “probably 40% of the reason” he moved there. Tate has made several comments about sexual harassment and rape and what he thinks about it. He said “I’m not a rapist, but I like the idea of just being able to do what I want. I like being free.” The video has since been removed.

“He’s enabling naïve boys to mistreat women and is convincing young girls that they deserve that treatment, when in reality they don’t,” said Jade Camillo, 12.

  Tate, a 35-year-old man, has also said that he likes to date women aged 18-19 so he can “make an imprint” on them, according to videos posted online. He has tweeted things like “Women have been charging sex for opportunity for a very long time. Some did this. Weren’t abused. If you put yourself in a position to be raped, you must bare some responsibility.”

  Tate also attracted more criticism when he stated that it was acceptable for a man to have multiple partners, but claimed that a woman should not have multiple partners. 

“Read the Bible, every single man had multiple wives. Not a single woman had multiple husbands. It’s against the will of God- it’s disgusting,” Tate said.  

He seems to not care about being the most hated man by women, which is strange given the fact that he wants attention from women. 

“I love women. In fact, interesting statistic, 100% of the people I have ever had sex with are women,” Tate said. It does not take more than three braincells to know that nothing about having sex with women proves that you love them, nor does it not make you anti-women, a sexist, or a misogynist.

Too many men around the world worship his views and think everything that comes out of his mouth is acceptable, which makes them just as bad as him for having those views themselves. Toxic masculinity has always been a problem, but now that there is a term attached to it, it’s as if it’s happening more frequently.

“He’s changing how they view certain things,” said Emily Sherard, 11. 

Andrew Tate doesn’t limit his diatribes to just women. Tate has also described those with mental health issues as “weak” and “lazy,” and said that depression isn’t real. 

“You feel sad, you move on. The way depression is so violently defended is strange. So desperate to be unhappy and have an excuse to not change it. Very odd,” he tweeted in his 13-part Twitter thread.

Andrew Tate is not a medical doctor, mental health professional, nor expert in any related field that would validate his view point. Depression is a medical problem, not a personal weakness. Yet in a combative 13-part Twitter thread, he argued that his assertion is correct because he believes that people living with depression are simply “lazy” and will find any excuse to “absolve responsibilities” to feel better.

  As is typically the case when you’re a well known person spouting falsehoods on an important subject online, people reacted –and fast. Tate shared his unfortunate tweet thread just a couple days before World Suicide Prevention Day. Tate was finally banned from YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, but there are still people who think his views are acceptable even after all he has said and done. Tate’s opinion on women is something we have worked hard to get away from, yet people still continue to listen to what he has to say. The influence one man can have on so many people is scary.