Though controversial media personality Andrew Tate may have taken several nasty hits throughout his kickboxing career, it seems none quite compare to the knockout he received from climate activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter earlier this week.
On Tuesday, December 27, the former athlete was seemingly fiending for a fight with the Swedish teen, taking to Twitter with a post detailing the specs of his fleet of high-end, gas-guzzling cars.
“I have 33 cars. My Bugatti has a w16 8.0L quad turbo. My TWO Ferrari 812 competizione have 6.5L v12s,” he confidently continued, nothing that “this is just the start” of his evidently less-than-eco-friendly collection.
“Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions,” he quipped.
Despite Tate’s apparent penchant for flexing fossil fuels, Thunberg opted to fire back with an even more powerful energy source — verbally nuking the contentious figure on social media.
“Yes, please do enlighten me,” the 19-year-old replied the following day. “Email me at email@example.com.”
Garnering more than 1.8 million likes since hitting the web on Wednesday morning, Thunberg’s scathing reply quickly went viral, sparking praise and astonishment from fans across the globe.
“Don't call yourself a climate activist Greta, if you have to burn people like that,” mused sports reporter Himanshu Pareek.
“Who'd have thought 2022 Twitter would peak so late in the day,” mused MetroUK Editor, Duncan Lindsay.
“Hello. Yes, police please. I'd like to report the murder of Andrew Tate,” joked National World reporter James Copely.
Alongside her apparent comedy chops, part of the response behind Thunberg’s witty reply seemingly stems from Tate’s recent rise to online infamy. Finding popularity in mainstream media earlier this year, Tate has sparked backlash and ire for his inflammatory comments, ranging from likening women to property to graphically detailing how he would physically assault a woman who had accused him of cheating.
His views, largely denounced as misogynistic, have earned him bans from several social platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube — though after today, it seems he may want to consider a self-imposed Twitter ban.