A post by climate activist Greta Thunberg mocking controversial influencer Andrew Tate for boasting about the emissions from his huge collection of expensive cars has received over 2 million likes in less than a day.
Greta Thunberg’s quick Twitter diss of Andrew Tate, a purported men’s rights activist who gained recognition on TikTok, served as a masterclass in how to deal with toxic masculinity.
Tate tweeted at the 19-year-old environmental activist on Tuesday in an effort to mock her: “I have 33 cars. … Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions” — and a picture of him smiling with one of them.
Greta, however, responded in a way Tate most certainly didn’t anticipate
The internet was thrilled when she, very correctly, seized the chance that was handed to her and told Tate to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tate, however, obviously couldn’t let Greta, the teenager he’d been trying to insult, have the last laugh, so ten hours later he released a video of himself enjoying a cigar in a wood-paneled room taking aim at what he plainly believes is Greta’s deft comeback.
Tate’s attempt to get the final say utterly failed. Whatever Tate intended with his “comeback,” has simply strengthened what Greta said and given the enthralled audience, even more material for amusement this holiday season.
According to writer Matthew Stadlen, Greta “has rattled Andy so much that he’s got dressed in a dressing gown and staged himself receiving pizza.” Although I dislike the phrase “owned,” I’ll make an exception in this case because Andy has been emphatically owned.
“Dear oh dear Andrew, that’s the least “alpha” retort I think I’ve ever seen,” one person said, while another commented, “Not sure what’s more embarrassing… this response or the fact it took you ten hours to come up with it.”