Andrew Tate's Anime Tweet

Andrew Tate's Anime Tweet

Updated Sep 29, 2017 at 03:47AM EDT by RandomMan.

Added Sep 28, 2017 at 11:36AM EDT by Don.

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Overview

Andrew Tate's Anime Tweet refers to a tweet posted by American-British kickboxer Andrew Tate in late September 2017, which accused anime fans of being "losers."

Background

On September 26th, 2017, Tate posted a tweet accusing anyone over the age of 15 who watches animated shows of being a "loser" that doesn't get respect from women (shown below). Shortly after, Tate posted a follow-up tweet, saying "anime is for losers."[2] Within 48 hours, the tweet gained over 7,100 likes and 4,600 retweets.[1]


Andrew Tate @Cobratate If you are over 15 and like cartoons you are a loser. Anime dragon ball Z etc. No excuse. Plus ANY woman loses respect for you. Grow up.

"If you are over 15 and like cartoons you are a loser. Anime dragon ball Z etc. No excuse. Plus ANY woman loses respect for you. Grow up."

Developments

Online Reaction

That day, YouTuber Chibi Reviews uploaded a video about responding to the controversy tweet, which accused Tate of "crossing the line" (shown below, left). Meanwhile, YouTuber ForneverWorld uploaded a similar video criticizing Tate's tweets (shown below, right).



Meanwhile, the @FUNimation Twitter feed posted an animated GIF from Dragonball Z along with the caption "These hands are rated E for everyone" (shown below). Within 48 hours, the tweet gathered upwards of 23,600 likes and 11,000 retweets.




Tate's Response

On September 25th, Tate tweeted a photoshopped picture of himself holding a dakimakura along with instructions for readers to "send me your dream waifu" and referring to himself as "anime god" (shown below).[6] Within 24 hours, the tweet received more than 4,400 likes and 2,200 retweets.


Andrew Tate @Cobratate Send me your dream waifu. I make her real (photo proof below). She will love me forever and not care if you live or die. I am anime god

News Media Coverage

In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Twitter controversy, including Animemojo,[5] Comicbook[4] and BubbleBlabber.[3]

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