Andrew Tate's Anime Tweet
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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."
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." Within 48 hours, the tweet gained over 7,100 likes and 4,600 retweets.
"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."
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.
These hands are rated E for Everyone pic.twitter.com/mWEYYOdlr6— Funimation (@FUNimation) September 27, 2017
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). Within 24 hours, the tweet received more than 4,400 likes and 2,200 retweets.
News Media Coverage
In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Twitter controversy, including Animemojo, Comicbook and BubbleBlabber.
 Twitter – @Cobratate
 BubbleBlabber – Recently KOd Kickboxer Andrew Tate Thinks
 Comicbook – Funimation Trolls MMA Fighter After He Rips On Anime Fans
 AnimeMojo – MMA Fighter Andrew Tate Goes on Twitter Spree Attacking Anime and Cosplay
 Twitter – @Cobratate
Sep 28, 2017 at 12:19PM EDT
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