An unfortunate weather presenter has been mistaken for the notorious Andrew Tate for sharing the same name.
The controversial social media star has attracted headlines for weeks due to his highly problematic opinions.
He's been labelled misogynistic, sexist and downright problematic for the views he pushes - in particular, about women - to his millions of followers.
The 35-year-old, who brands himself as a 'success coach', has publicly claimed that 'women can’t drive', that 18-year-old women are 'more attractive than 25-year-olds because they’ve been through less d**k', and that women should 'shut the f**k up, have kids, sit at home, be quiet and make coffee'.
However, there's an innocent bloke also named Andrew Tate who seems to have been caught up in the former kickboxer's fall from grace.
The Texas weather presenter for KLTV has been getting loads of comments on his Twitter from people thinking he's the Tate everyone is talking about.
I work at this news station and this is horrible because (this) Andrew is the nicest guy you'll ever meet.— Stew Smith (@StewbieDoo) August 22, 2022
I don’t know who you are but you are not the top g and you should stop calling yourself Andrew tate— Man of Steel (@tatafoofafrica) August 20, 2022
Mediaite reports he's had a raft of messages that range from supportive to abusive, with one user even writing: "You f*****g wife beater!"
Thankfully, someone corrected the user and insisted they had the wrong Andrew Tate.
Another person said: "I don’t know who you are but you are not the top g and you should stop calling yourself Andrew Tate."
While a third added: "You the real top g never lying about the weather."
That seems to be the running theme on his Twitter posts as users debate whether he is or isn't a top G, which is one of kickboxer Tate's phrases.
He's even responded to the comments by sharing a meme insisting he isn't that Andrew Tate.
ANDREW TATE KLTV ("unfortunate weather reporter") IS NOT ANDREW TATE THE BOXER FROM TIKTOK. https://t.co/gRB9Zu0Aq0 pic.twitter.com/ugmk0d5CTf— Andrew Tate (@AndrewTateKLTV) August 21, 2022
He wrote alongside the picture: "ANDREW TATE KLTV ("unfortunate weather reporter") IS NOT ANDREW TATE THE BOXER FROM TIKTOK."
That should settle the issue.
The former kickboxer Tate has been slowly restricted from posting on some of the biggest social media platforms over the past few weeks.
YouTube revealed it terminated channels associated with Tate over 'multiple violations' of its community guidelines and its terms of service, including hate speech.
"If a channel is terminated, the uploader is unable to use, own or create any other YouTube channels," YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said.
Despite his widespread ousting, Tate has since argued that he was simply 'playing a comedic character' following the Facebook and Instagram ban.
He was banned by Meta on August 19.
In the days following the Meta ban, Tate insisted his comments were taken out of context and also claimed to have donated more than $1 million ($1.45 million, £845k) to charities supporting women in recent weeks.
He's hit back at the social media companies trying to de-platform him.
"There is a running contradiction in today’s society where men are encouraged to speak and be open/honest with how they feel but are generally met with a negative response to their truth," a spokesperson for Tate said, as reported by Yahoo News.
"Banning Andrew Tate from these platforms might seem the answer, but it isn’t that simple."
They added: "Removing Tate’s voice doesn’t allow for a kinder hate-free society."
Featured Image Credit: KLTV/Instagram/@AndrewTate
Topics: News, Viral, Andrew Tate