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The Conservative Obsession With Andrew Tate


Andrew Tate is a former kickboxer turned right-wing media darling over his outrageous takes regarding traditional masculinity. Tate has been charged with rape, trafficking, and forming a gang to sexually exploit women in Romania.

While Andrew Tate denies the allegations, the charges seem to only propel him further into dominating right-wing discourse. Tucker Carlson held a two-and-a-half-hour interview with Tate and allowed him to be dismissive of the charges.

The charges against Tate are damning and fit a larger pattern of sexually exploitative behavior associated with Tate. However, the charges don’t have to be true to know he’s a bad guy. Here are just a handful of quotes from him over the past few years.

“Females have no innate responsibility or honor. Girls don’t like responsibility. Women are intrinsically lazy.”

“I don’t think one woman is capable of completing a man’s life. I think you need a wife and you need hoes.”

“Women are the true currency of ballers.”

“Islam is the natural end state for anyone who truly believes in God. How can you believe in a God that is mocked? Christianity, LOL. God should be feared. You’re either an atheist or a Muslim. Make your choice.”

Despite the laundry list of unrepentant quotes, Tucker Carlson decided to platform this guy for a lengthy discussion with minimal pushback and sought his opinion on a host of current events.

It is astonishing to me that the right has identified a Muslim man charged with rape who views women as “currency” and deems this is the guy who should be at the helm of the movement.

There are no question marks around Andrew Tate. We know exactly who he is. I’ve long been a proponent of each side cleaning up their own mess. It shouldn’t have to be said, but if conservatives are to be taken seriously, this is the guy our side should avoid.

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