He’s back: Every cringe inducing thing Andrew Tate said in his BBC interview

I don’t know if you understand what sarcasm is


Andrew Tate has stormed back into the media after giving his first broadcast interview since being released from Romanian prison.

Tate – who is still being kept under house arrest by Romanian authorities – is under investigation on allegations of rape, people trafficking and forming an organised crime group. He has denied these allegations.

BBC reporter Lucy Williamson sat down with Tate yesterday and confronted him with the claims set against him. However, Williamson was met with a defensive and hostile response, and the interview quickly spiralled into chaos.

Here’s a rundown of the most bizarre things Tate said in the interview:

‘I’m massively influential over the youth, but it’s my influence as a whole people are afraid of’

Tate opened the interview with asserting his belief that governments are not interested in pursuing him because of his rape or sex trafficking allegations, but because he is essentially too famous.

The tale continued when Tate said that officials are against him because “they don’t like that I’m telling the youth to think outside of the matrix”.

Andrew Tate was arrested alongside his brother, Tristan, and two other suspects in December. Romanian prosecutors said: “The four suspects appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost.”

In a since-deleted page on his website, Andrew Tate wrote: “My job was to meet a girl, go on a few dates, sleep with her, test if she’s quality, get her to fall in love with me to where she’d do anything I say and then get her on webcam so we could become rich together.” According to the BBC, the page was taken down in February 2022.

‘I’ve allowed you into my house; you’re not the boss here’

A very cornered Tate then went on to tell Williamson that she is not “the boss”, under the premise that the interview was being filmed in his own home. However, what Tate failed to mention here is that the location of filming was only so because he is on house arrest under the order of the Romanian government. Not exactly a good point of leverage is it, Andrew?

‘Sophie doesn’t exist’

A very cornered Tate then went on to tell Williamson that she is not “the boss”, under the premise that the interview was being filmed in his own home. However, what Tate failed to mention here is that the location of filming was only so because he is on house arrest under the order of the Romanian government. Not exactly a good point of leverage is it, Andrew?

‘Sophie doesn’t exist’

Many times. So many, in fact, that Williamson had to remind him that saying something over and over again “doesn’t make it true”.

Sophie, which is a pseudonym given to protect her identity, is a woman who has spoken at length to the BBC and other organisations about her alleged experience following Andrew Tate to Romania under the pretence they were in love only to then she claims be pressured into sex work.

‘You should do some proper journalism’

Tate then suggested that Williamson, a foreign correspondent with more than 20 years of experience, does not understand the context of his statements, and should do some “proper journalism” by watching more of his content.

‘She’s just trying to start an argument’

At one especially heated point in the interview, Tate turns to a group of people off camera, presumably a PR team, and tells them frustratedly that Williamson is “just trying to start an argument”. This legit made him sound like a school child.

Andrew Tate BBC interview

Laughing at allegations

Moving on from this juvenile moan, Williamson confronts Tate with the time he said that a woman’s “intimate parts” were property of “her man”. In response to this, Tate yet again turns to his team and lets out what has to be the most terrifying laugh I have ever seen. It was truly haunting and I am genuinely sure it will haunt me in my dreams.

‘You have small pieces of paper’

Tate quickly returns to his interviewer-bashing agenda. In another bid to condescend Williamson’s argument, Tate commented on the size of the paper on which her notes were printed. For reference,the paper was A4, which seems a perfectly reasonable size to me.

‘I don’t know if you understand what sarcasm is’

In one particular strange rant, Tate said: “I don’t know if you understand what sarcasm is; I don’t know if you understand what context is; I don’t know if you understand what satorical comments are.”

No, that is not a typo, he actually said “satorical”. Which is ironic, considering he said it wrong when trying to suggest that Williamson doesn’t understand the word. Poor Tate was definitely getting a bit flustered at this point, and it really showed.

‘I think they feel pretty good that Andrew Tate has fed them’

Tate said this bizarre line when arguing that his charity work was not a narcissistic endeavour. However, he kind of subverted his own point by referring to himself in the third person. Okay, Caesar.

The full interview is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer

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