Andrew Tate likens himself to Nelson Mandela as he speaks out from prison
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In his latest weird diatribe, the self-confessed misogynist - who was arrested in December in Romania as part of a human trafficking investigation - quoted the former South African president who fought for equality on Twitter.
Tweeting from prison, the 36-year-old internet personality said: "During my incarceration.
"I've been tracking everyone who stood up in support.
"Everyone who stood on the fence. And those too scared to stick up for me despite my innocence.
"God knows they're cowards and I know they're cowards."
He later followed-up this tweet with a quote from Mandela: "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
In his fight against apartheid in South Africa, which was a system of legislation that upheld the segregation against non-white citizens, Mandela was imprisoned for a total of 27 years.
He was initially imprisoned in the maximum security prison Robben Island, which held criminals and political campaigners. Mandela was held there for 18 years from 1964 until 1982.
South Africa's first black head of state was transferred to Pollsmoor Prison in 1982, and later to Victor Verster Prison in South Africa's Western Cape. He was released on 11 February 1990.
Until his death in 2013, Mandela championed human rights, campaigned against poverty and founded the charitable Nelson Mandela Foundation.
He is regarded an icon of social justice and received more than 260 honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize during his lifetime.
Tate, on the other hand, rose to infamy for spreading anti-women rhetoric on social media, posting about his 'ultra luxurious' lifestyle and getting kicked out of the Big Brother house.
And people were quick to call out the differences between both men.
One person tweeted: "I don’t think Nelson Mandela ran his own adult movie site….but anyway…."
Another Twitter user said: "Not sure Mandela was talking about setting up porn Ponzi scams though?"
While a third hit back: "Mandela would not have liked you."
Tate and his brother, Tristan, were detained by officers in a large-scale raid on 29 December and he's been kept inside prison since then.
The Directorate for Investigating Organised Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) revealed that it was investigating alleged human trafficking, rape and the formation of an organised criminal group.
It is also alleged that former kickboxer and his brother were part of a gang that tricked women into coming to live in properties in Ilfov county on the outskirts of Bucharest.