After being freed from a Romanian jail in April and placed under house arrest, former champion kickboxer, now a top social media personality, Andrew Tate gave the BBC “the privilege” of doing his first interview. Tate had tricked a former VICE reporter into traveling to Bucharest for an interview that never happened.
Tate, fearing a smear by the legacy media, posted a video of his 40-minute interview with BBC’s Lucy Williamson on his video channel (on the Rumble platform) before the British public broadcaster aired the interview. The BBC aired a somewhat hurriedly edited and truncated version of the interview a few hours later.
After facing backlash for its obvious bias and heavy editing of the video featuring Tate, the BBC has been accused of trying to suppress the interview’s availability to YouTube viewers in the United Kingdom.
Some have taken offense at the BBC’s sanitized version, and British YouTube users now receive an error message reading “the uploader has not made this video available in your country,” which suggests the corporation has decided to remove the video.
The video has over 160,000 dislikes and only 19,000 upvotes on YouTube, despite being accessible outside of the UK.
Again, Williamson falsely stated that Tate encouraged a machete assault on a lady. The accusation stems from a video in which Tate describes his course of action in the unlikely event that a lady assaulted him with a machete.
Mr. Tate insisted throughout the conversation that he was a force for good in the world, especially among young men, stating that he promotes hard work and discipline.
Last year’s viral videos of the influencer criticizing modern feminism, globalist governance, and the supposed frailties of Millennial and Gen-Z men in the West propelled him to international stardom and made him one of the most Googled men in the world.