Greta Thunberg vs Andrew Tate

Alexa Hernandez, Staff Writer

The social media personality Andrew Tate, well known for being a businessman and a former professional boxer, has gotten into a surprising Twitter beef with Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunburg.  

Tate had been actively criticizing Thunberg’s appearance and making jokes about her gender. On Dec. 27th, the online entrepreneur tweeted at Greta Thunberg, “Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions.” Emissions of greenhouse gasses from burning fossil fuels are commonly associated with global warming which leads to things like photochemical smog, acid rain, and the death of forests. 

Viewers speculate that Tate intended for the tweet to be some sort of low blow since it’s known that Thunberg addresses climate crises, going as far as challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. But she clapped back, writing, “yes, please do enlighten me,” at Tate basically telling him to get over himself. 

The response gained immediate fame. According to Emily Bloch, a writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the tweet stands at 3.5 million likes, landing its spot on No.6 of the all-time top-liked tweets. It is even on the ranks of tweets by Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden.
Shortly after the Twitter feud, Tate got arrested in Romania. Tate replied under a tweet Thunberg made with a picture of him with a pizza box. The audience thinks that the pizza box may have given him away since the location of the pizza shop was visible. Even with authorities denying that the beef and pizza box had anything to do with the arrest, the internet still finds the timing and the way things unfolded humorous, even going as far as crediting Thunberg for his detainment.