Common Tate W meme example depicting xqc and Andrew Tate.

Common Tate W

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Updated Oct 25, 2022 at 11:17PM EDT by Owen.

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Common Tate W or Common W is a catchphrase and spam comment used by Andrew Tate fans. Its meaning, definition and translation are "common, Andrew Tate win." Tate's fans use it to label when Tate owns someone in a debate or gives solid advice about hustle culture or pick-up culture regarding male attractiveness towards women. Most of its use is ironic from Tate's skeptics and haters who believe Sigma Male discourse overall is cringe. A meme template similar to Average Fan vs. Average Enjoyer but using Tate and xQc emerged, as well as a snowclone where users follow the phrasal template "Common X W."


"Common Tate W" spawned from the comment sections of Andrew Tate repost accounts on TikTok sometime in early May 2022. At first, the concept of Tate having a "Common W" was a reactionary response to TikTokers commenting "Rare L" on Tate TikTok videos. For instance, on April 27th, 2022, TikToker SkooterPooper commented "Rare L" on an April 26th video uploaded by TikTok[1] account trustintate. On April 28th, 2022, TikToker caden.guy commented "w from this guy" on an April 25th trustintate TikTok[2] about vaping. The comment earned roughly 5,700 likes in three months.

It's unknown what date "Common Tate W" was officially coined but evidence from Twitter alludes to the comment sections of since-deleted TikTok accounts tateteach and tate_professor. For instance, "Common Tate W" was first tweeted by Twitter[3] user ChrisGascoyne5 on May 4th, 2022. Four days later, on May 8th, Twitter[4] user TrocFN tweeted a TikTok from the account tateteach, captioning it "Common Tate W." On May 10th, 2022, Twitter[5] user nipsyfn tweeted similarly, this time with a TikTok from the account tate_professor (shown below). On May 4th, 2022, TikToker comickid1998 commented "Rare tate L" on a tateteacher TikTok.[6] On May 7th, 2022, TikToker glavnigirac commented "common tate W" on a tateteacher TikTok.[7]

On May 4th, 2022, the TikTok[8] account tatesadvices posted a video with a caption reading, "Common W from Tate," earning roughly 85,400 plays and 3,800 likes in two months (shown below). This aforementioned video is the first known use of the phrase online.


From May 4th, 2022, onward, "Common Tate W" became a recurring top comment on Andrew Tate TikTok accounts. On May 11th, 2022, the TikTok[9] account tateclipped posted a video with a caption reading, "Common Tate W๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ," earning roughly 1 million plays and 156,500 likes (since deleted). On May 21st, 2022, TikToker[10] lastpubichair posted a video that had a description reading "Common W๐Ÿ," gaining roughly 83,100 plays and 14,300 likes in two months (shown below, right). The aforementioned video does not reference Tate but rather shows the growing "Common W" trend.

On July 12th, 2022, TikToker[11] fabian.jones posted a humorous video about Tate fans and the "Common Tate W" phrase, earning roughly 359,500 plays and 33,900 likes in two weeks (shown below, left). On July 13th, 2022, TikToker[12] maxtaylorlifts posted a video about the phrase "Common W," earning roughly 1.6 million plays and 191,700 likes in 13 days (shown below, right).

On July 14th, 2022, Twitter[13] user BLCKLSTD8 tweeted a video that used footage from xQc and Andrew Tate's debate video when Tate left in a rage quit. BLCKLSTD8's video followed the Average Fan vs. Average Enjoyer template, making xQc a Virgin and Tate GigaChad. In one week, the video received roughly 78,400 views and 2,800 likes (shown below).

On July 17th, 2022, Redditor STRADD838 reposted a meme using the video to /r/shitposting,[14] earning over 265 upvotes in 11 days (shown below, top). It is unknown where the video came from, however, it earned a blank template posted to /r/MemeTemplatesOfficial[15] on July 17th, gaining over 500 upvotes in 11 days (shown below, bottom).

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[1] TikTok โ€“ @trustintate

[2] TikTok โ€“ @trustintate

[3] Twitter โ€“ @ChrisGascoyne5

[4] Twitter โ€“ @TrocFN

[5] Twitter โ€“ @nipsyfn

[6] TikTok โ€“ @tateteacher

[7] TikTok โ€“ @tateteacher

[8] TikTok โ€“ @tatesadvices

[9] TikTok โ€“ @tateclipped

[10] TikTok โ€“ @lastpubichair

[11] TikTok โ€“ @fabian.jones

[12] TikTok โ€“ @maxtaylorlifts

[13] Twitter โ€“ @BLCKLSTD8

[14] Reddit โ€“ /r/shitposting

[15] Reddit โ€“ /r/MemeTemplatesOfficial

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